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Cyber Operations Exercise Planner

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Job ID: 2312942
Location: FORT MEADE, MD, United States
Date Posted: Sep 28, 2023
Category: Cyber
Subcategory: Cybersecurity Ops
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: TS/SCI with Poly
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Remote Work: No Remote
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Job Description


SAIC is looking for a Cyber Operations Exercise Planner to provide support for organizing and conducting moderately complex training and educational programs for MARFORCYBER personnel. This position will be located at Fort Meade, MD.

  • Plan, and coordinate, individual, section and organizational-level exercises as well as joint collective events designed to train cyberspace professionals.
  • Develop and provide cross-functional exercise design and execution for team, unit, and Service battle staffs, inclusive of Active duty, Reserve, Contractor and Government employs.
  • Have knowledge of the exercise design process to include Joint Exercise Life Cycle as well as understand the Joint Lessons Learned system and related concepts.
  • Support the coordination and execution of exercise operations, mission –rehearsals and assessments and incorporate modeling and simulation, and related cyberspace operations exercise requirements as appropriate.
  • Develop exercise design, scripts and the development of exercise scenarios and related Master Scenario Event List (MSEL) injects, which addresses the following:
  • Develop assessments for use by higher, lateral, and subordinate entities to continue improvement in both planning and execution of assigned mission essential tasks.
  • Exercise designs must be based on current scenarios, MSELs and emergent intelligence threat information.
    • Integrate the relevant command doctrine
    • Operational after-action findings
    • Provide rapid adjustment to emerging real-world tactics, techniques, and procedures.
    • War game and experimentation results
  • Develop reports, briefings, and recommendations to improve exercise and training efficiency and effectiveness, and identification of shortfalls and gaps.


Required Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor's and nine (9) years of experience; Master's and seven (7) years of experience; years of experience may be substituted in lieu of a degree.

Required skills:

  • At least 10 years of military DCO cyberspace operations OR a minimum of 8 years military exercise planning‐related experience.
  • Must have previous exercise experience, in addition to experience with analyzing, reviewing, producing, disseminating, and defending formal documentation, including reports, briefings, guidance, and doctrine.
  • Experience supporting and planning Cyber Protection Teams (CPTs) operations.
  • Ability to develop briefing materials for General Officer and SES level audiences.

Required clearance:

  • TS//SCI with CI poly dated within 5 years is required.

Desired skills:

  • Understand DCO in-depth
  • Understand force structure and utilization of CPTs
  • Familiarity with COCOM OPLANs.

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.

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