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Technology Protection Analyst

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Job ID: 2210492
Location: ALEXANDRIA, VA, United States
Date Posted: Aug 25, 2022
Category: Engineering and Sciences
Subcategory: Systems Engineer
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: Top Secret
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: TS/SCI
Potential for Remote Work: No Remote
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Job Description


SAIC is seeking a Technology Protection Analyst to join our team of qualified, diverse, and highly motivated individuals supporting the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense, Research and Engineering (OUSD(R&E)). The Technology Protection Analyst will be joining the Maintaining Technology Advantage (MTA) team responsible for the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), reviewing export control licenses, reviewing Hart-Scott-Rodino Act mergers and acquisitions, and other duties as assigned. The qualified candidate will provide extensive research, technical, and financial assessments, as well as policy recommendations on critical and emerging technologies essential to the United States maintaining superior military capabilities. Work will be performed primarily in Alexandria VA and Arlington VA including at the Pentagon, the Mark Center, and local company offices. 

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Represent OUSD(R&E) in activities related to CFIUS policy, procedures, tools, and support services; serve as primary liaison with OUSD(A&S)/Industrial Policy, and other DoD stakeholders.
  • Review CFIUS cases sent to OUSD(R&E); track case progress, ensure completeness of review, and monitor outcomes; mitigate foreign ownership, control, influence, cyber penetration, and other exploitation threats to the US technology and manufacturing industrial base.
  • Serve as a focal point for export control licenses and reviews with OUSD(R&E) equities; track review progress, ensure completeness of review, and assist in executing and monitoring outcomes as required; mitigate foreign ownership, control, influence, cyber penetration, and other exploitation threats to the US technology and manufacturing industrial bases; review International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and Export Administration Regulations (EAR) rules, policies, and procedures and other related export control activities.
  • Provide analysis and recommendations about export controls and other related protection methods to the Director, Maintaining Technology Advantage (MTA) responsible for supporting OUSD(R&E) Principal Directors for DoD Modernization Priorities.
  • When the Scott-Hart-Rodino threshold is met, review the proposed merger and acquisition to ensure the transaction is not going to substantially harm competition in the defense industrial base.
  • Facilitate assessments of the confluence of technology concerns, business concerns, foreign involvement, and how that involvement might affect DoD modernization priorities, warfighting capabilities, technology advantage, and associated RDT&E investments, or otherwise compromise national security
  • Formulate risk mitigation strategies to address technology and technical stakeholder interests, facilitating involvement of Science and Technology (S&T) and system development communities as appropriate; conduct integration of multiple case management, technology and business awareness, and technology assessment systems as necessary to conduct risk assessments and responses; monitor vulnerability risk mitigation implementation actions
  • Maintain awareness of DoD critical technology and manufacturing ecosystem needs, the latest technological developments through technical journals, continuing education and participation in professional engineering societies and other science and technology forums; identify and foster appropriate vulnerability mitigation actions.
  • Evaluate the results of past and current assessments, and apply strategies to protect and promote the U.S. industrial base, technology development, and investment strategies; develop, implement, and monitor metrics to determine the success of implemented strategies and policies.
  • Prepare executive-level decision briefs, develop courses of action for short- and long-range implementation and administration of strategic objectives; chair meetings of standing and ad-hoc groups and committees, as well as lead teams commissioned to resolve problems; arbitrate and determine courses of action in various forums to resolve challenges and incompatibilities.


Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in political science, international relations, business administration, engineering discipline, or related science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) field and nine (9) years of related experience; or Master’s degree in related fields and seven (7) years’ experience.
  • Knowledge of Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) organizational structures, functions, and communication protocols.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent customer service skills, with an advanced understanding of customer relationship building.
  • Proficient in MS Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.


  • Active TS/SCI clearance

Desired Qualifications

  • Knowledge of the Defense Technology Security Administration (DTSA), Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), OUSD(A&S)/Industrial. Policy, Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), intelligence, counterintelligence and law enforcement organizations, interagency partners like DoC and DoS.
  • Knowledge of DoD acquisition processes, policies, and guidance.
  • Knowledge in one or more of the DoD technology modernization areas to include Microelectronics, Directed Energy, Space, Hypersonics, Autonomy, Quantum Cyber, Artificial Intelligence, Biotechnology, Command, Control, & Communications (C3), and other related technologies.

Covid Policy: SAIC does not require COVID-19 vaccinations or boosters. Customer site vaccination requirements must be followed when work is performed at a customer site.


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