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Counterintelligence Analyst

Job ID: 2314834
Location: QUANTICO, VA, United States
Date Posted: Oct 27, 2023
Category: Defense/Intel
Subcategory: Intel Analyst
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 Counterintelligence Analyst to support the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) as part of a cross-functional Department of Navy (DON) team charged with developing, implementing, and overseeing the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) / Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Due Diligence process. 

Job duties include: 

  • In coordination with NCIS, NIA OCEA-N, and ONI, support, develop, and contribute to the comprehensive review of SBIR/STTR proposals and associated vendors. The expected workload requires 2,000 reviews and written inputs per year.
  • Perform research and analysis of companies to identify patterns, concerns, or threats aiding in efforts to identify foreign intelligence entities and other adversarial threats to DON and DOD programs.
  • Annually produce an analytic product summarizing trends and threats from foreign entities to supported SBIR/STTR elements.
  • Within policy and law, and in collaboration with Naval Intelligence Activity (NIA) Office of Commercial and Economic Analysis-Navy (OCEA-N) and Office of Naval Intelligence (ONI), establish a process to continually monitor previously assessed companies for new or developing foreign ownership, control, or influence (FOCI) concerns.
  • Provide analytical support to agents, other analytical division, and NCIS leadership in support of related investigative and national security efforts. Identify trends and actions of intellectual property theft and technology transfer investigated by NCIS, and provide informational briefings outlining findings to facilitate the DON efforts to prevent such theft/loss.
  • Identify access and threat vectors commonly exploited by foreign intelligence, or other adversaries, to target DON/DOD programs and associated supply chains and will subsequently provide informational briefings and other analytical products in support of the DON's risk mitigation efforts, as needed.
  • Produce and publish analytical products via portal, SharePoint, and other electronic methods for NCIS leadership, NCIS field offices, and SBA leadership/customers.
  • Establish and maintain accurate and up-to-date records of all counterintelligence assessments and associated documentation.
  • Support ongoing research into small business and vendor efforts to develop published all-source analysis.
  • Conduct counterintelligence assessments on potential SBIR/STTR vendors and proposals to identify potential foreign ownership, control, or influence, cybersecurity and regulatory risks.
  • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders, such as program managers, analysts, and other relevant parties to ensure that counterintelligence assessments are conducted in a timely and effective manner.
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of relevant laws, regulations, and industry best practices related to counterintelligence, FOCI, cybersecurity, and regulatory risk.
  • Report recommendations and inputs to the NCIS Technical Lead.
  • As a member of the DoN SBIR/STTR Due Diligence Team responsible for developing and coordinating procedures for assessing Navy SBIR/STTR requests, prepare analytical reports, make assessments, and manage case closures.


Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent plus (10) Ten years of professional experience, including with conducting all-source CI analysis to assess the threats posed by companies with identified risks
  • Presentation, oratory, and written skills are essential as findings will be regularly presented, both orally and in writing.
  • TS/SCI Clearance
  • Demonstrated ability to work from high-level, limited and evolving guidance to produce timely and effective results is highly desirable.
  • Ability to work both independently and with personnel from multiple organizations.
  • Experience with SBIR/STTR

Desired Qualifications: 

  • Knowledge of Joint-Publication (JP) 2-0          
  • Knowledge of Intelligence Community Directives (ICD): 203, 205, 206, 211, and 731
  • Knowledge of Department of Defense Directives (DoDD): 5240.10 and 5240.02
  • Knowledge of Department of Defense Instruction (DoDI): 5000.86, 5240.04, 5240.18, 5240.19, and 5240.24

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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