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Senior Research & Technology Protection Analyst

Job ID: 2311773
Location: ARLINGTON, VA, United States
Date Posted: Sep 26, 2023
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 hiring a Senior Research and Technology Protection (RTP) Specialist to support the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense (OUSD) for Research and Engineering (R&E) as a subject matter expert in Science and Technology (S&T) protection policy and best practices. The RTP Specialist will build upon current strategy, policy, and guidance related to critical and emerging technology modernization areas such as artificial intelligence, quantum science, and hypersonics to safeguard Controlled Technical Information (CTI) and critical technology within DoD, commercial industry, and academia.  This position is located in Arlington, VA.

Job responsibilities: 

  • Serve as a senior-level consultant to a cross-functional team of instructional system designers who will develop an innovative and interactive OUSD(R&E) training curriculum for S&T protection, used by security professionals, system engineers, and program managers responsible for the protection of DoD-sponsored research and development efforts within the National Security Innovation Base (NSIB), including industry and academia
  • Help the DoD shape national security policy designed to maintain U.S. technical and competitive advantage over our adversaries and defend against unwanted foreign influence and unauthorized technology transfer within the DoD R&E enterprise
  • Coordinate with OUSD(A&S) and OUSD(I&S) including key stakeholders in the intelligence and counterintelligence communities, OSD staff offices, and Federal Agencies playing key roles in technology protection execution, planning, and response
  • Provide research, analyses, evaluations, studies, assessments, and other activities to support OUSD(R&E) decision making
  • Manage execution of intra-government/inter-agency coordination (e.g., process agreements, reporting, resource requirements, analysis support)


Required Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree and fourteen (14) plus years overall experience including ten (10) years of experience providing technical support and operations management to DoD acquisition and S&T programs
  • Three (3) years of experience as a liaison between Program Office and Oversight organizations 

Required Clearance:

  • Active Top Secret clearance required to start; Ability to obtain a TS/SCI required to maintain employment
  • US citizenship required

Required Skills:

  • Demonstrated work experience in technology protection oversight role 
  • Knowledge of technology readiness levels, program lifecycle, and risk management
  • Knowledge of DoD Program Protection, Defense Industrial Base Cyber Security, and Defense Acquisition policies 
  • Understanding of key programs, practices, and participants involved in DoD S&T protection 
  • Analytic ability – must demonstrate ability to conduct analysis linking intelligence, acquisition, and engineering/technical information. Analytic ability may be demonstrated with any combination of work products and education.
  • Ability to provide timely and accurate information to senior government officials in support of policy and management decisions
  • Demonstrated ability to support oversight of Military Departments and DoD Agencies 

Desired Skills: 

  • Graduate degree 
  • Acquisition education certification(s)
  • Security education certification(s)

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.


SAIC® is a premier Fortune 500® technology integrator driving our nation's technology transformation. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets includes secure high-end solutions in engineering, digital, artificial intelligence and mission solutions. Using our expertise and understanding of existing and emerging technologies, we integrate the best components from our own portfolio and our partner ecosystem to deliver innovative, effective and efficient solutions that are critical to achieving our customers' missions.

We are approximately 24,000 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, fostering a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion, which is core to our values and important to attract and retain exceptional talent. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $6.9 billion. For more information, visit For ongoing news, please visit our newsroom.

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