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Acquisition Security Specialist

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Job ID: 2314838
Location: ARLINGTON, VA, United States
Date Posted: Mar 20, 2024
Category: Defense/Intel
Subcategory: Intel Analyst
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Travel: Yes, 10 % of the Time
Minimum Clearance Required: TS/SCI
Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None
Potential for Remote Work: No Remote
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Job Description


SAIC is seeking an Acquisition Security Specialist to support the Office of the Deputy Under Secretary of the Navy for Intelligence and Security, or DUSN (I&S), 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.  Responsibilities will include supporting DON SBIR/STTR due diligence activities to identify potential risks and concerns with regard to patents, regulatory risks, cybersecurity risks, and foreign ownership, control, and influence (FOCI) concerns.

Job duties include: 

  • Providing acquisition security support for due diligence reviews of the DON’s SBIR/STTRs, as well as fundamental research and Research, Development and Acquisition (RDA) efforts.
  • In coordination with DUSN (I&S) Industrial Security and Counterintelligence (CI), developing and documenting the overall process flow for all SBIR/STTR award phases, to include DON risk review boards
  • Providing administrative support (i.e., scheduling, organize, notes, after action report) for the risk review board
  • Coordinating with Navy, Marine Corps, Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency, and other stakeholders to inform S&T and program protection planning as award phases change
  • Monitor S&T and Program Protection Planning within SBIR/STTRs, to include Fundamental Research and RDA efforts.
  • Consult Technology Area Protection Plans (TAPPs), Critical Program and Technology List (CP&TL), and Critical Program Information (CPI) lists, as needed, to assess need for horizontal protections.
  • Provide analytical support.


Required Qualifications: 

  • Bachelors degree  or equivalent plus 5 years of experience
  • TS/SCI Clearance
  • DoD acquisition and/or contracting experience
  • Understanding of software development best practices, terminology, and methods
  • Understanding of technology protection best practices
  • Ability to work both independently and with personnel from multiple organizations
  • Strong communication (written and verbal) skills 
  • Ability to work in a collaborative environment

Desired Qualifications: 

  • Experience with SBIR/STTR
  • Experience supporting threat or risk assessments
  • Demonstrated ability to work from high-level, limited and evolving guidance to produce timely and effective results are highly desirable

SAIC accepts applications on an ongoing basis and there is no deadline.

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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