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Defensive Cyberspace Operations Planner

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Job ID: 2314397
Location: FORT MEADE, MD, United States
Date Posted: Dec 1, 2023
Category: Cyber
Subcategory: Cybersecurity Ops
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: No
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 Defensive Cyberspace Operations (DCO) Planner to provide SME level operational and strategic expertise as a staff planner in support of cyberspace operations. This position will be located at Fort Meade, MD. Job duties include:

  • Provide technical expertise with cross matrixed team of network and architecture SMEs.
  • Define and develop operational frameworks (e.g., CONOPs and contingency plans) supporting both current and future missions/initiatives.
  • Develop plans, create document outlines, provide research on supporting concepts, integrate operational content, synthesize assigned stakeholder inputs, edit final documentation, and coordinate stakeholder review and validation.


Required education and experience:

  • Bachelor's degree and nine (9) or more years of related cyberspace and/or information operations experience; Master's degree and seven (7) years or more of related experience; years of experience may be substituted in lieu of a degree.

Required skills:

  • Cyberspace Operations experience; preferably within the Marine Corps or USCYBERCOM Enterprise.
  • Marine Corp planning process and/or JOPP.
  • Technical expertise with JCWA.

Required clearance:

  • TS/SCI with CI poly required. CI poly must be dated within the last 5 years.

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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