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Information Systems Security Manager (ISSM)

Job ID: 2406467
Location: ARLINGTON, VA, United States
Date Posted: Jun 11, 2024
Category: Cyber
Subcategory: Cyber GRC
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 looking for an experienced Information Systems Security Manager (ISSM) to join our team in Fort Myer/Rosslyn, VA


  • Developing, maintaining, and overseeing the system security program and policies for their assigned area of responsibility.
  • Ensuring compliance with current cyber security policies, concepts, and measures when designing, procuring, adopting, and developing a new system.
  • Developing and implementing an effective system security education, training, and awareness program.
  • Maintaining a working knowledge of system functions, security policies, technical security safeguards, and operational security measures.
  • Possessing sufficient experience, commanding adequate resources, and being organizationally aligned to ensure prompt support and successful execution of a robust system security program.
  • Developing, documenting, and monitoring compliance with and reporting of the cleared contractor facility’s system security program in accordance with Cognizant Security Activity (CSA) guidelines for management, operational, and technical controls.
  • Performing risk assessments and documenting results in a RAR and keeping the risk assessment current throughout the acquisition/development portion of the system life cycle.
  • Certifying to the AO, in writing, that the requirements and implementation procedures listed within the security plan are in accordance with the NISPOM, NIST SP 800-53, and DAAPM.
  • Implementing security controls to protect the system, in coordination with system stakeholders.
  • Maintaining the system in accordance with the security plan and Authorization to Operate (ATO).
  • Ensuring audit records are collected and analyzed in accordance with the security plan.
  • All other duties as defined in the DCSA Assessment and Authorization Process Manual (DAAPM).


Required Education and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree, and minimum ten (10) years experience.
  • Minimum 5 years of related information systems security experience in a security environment with demonstrated knowledge of classified IS operation.
  • Active DoD TS/SCI clearance.
  • US Citizenship Required.
  • Security+ Certification.
  • IAM III certification. 
  • Working knowledge of Risk Management Framework (RMF) and creating a RMF System Security Plan in the enterprise Mission Assurance Support Service (eMASS).
  • Current/active professional certifications that comply with DoD 8570 requirements are required.
  • In-depth knowledge of RedHat Linux, and Microsoft Windows server and client operating systems.
  • Must be able to initiate communication with SAIC management and various Government agencies for support and/or compliance requirements.
  • Candidate must be a self-starter and possess the ability to operate independently without supervision.
  • Professional and effective interpersonal skills and attire along with the ability to provide face-to-face customer support are required.

Desired Education and Experience:

  • Extensive DCSA and DAAPM experience and knowledge.
  • CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), or Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).
  • Advanced experience in Windows (10) and Windows Server operating systems and a working knowledge of Linux operating systems.

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 focused on advancing the power of technology and innovation to serve and protect our world. Our robust portfolio of offerings across the defense, space, civilian and intelligence markets includes secure high-end solutions in mission IT, enterprise IT, engineering services and professional services. We integrate emerging technology, rapidly and securely, into mission critical operations that modernize and enable critical national imperatives.

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 $7.4 billion. For more information, visit For ongoing news, please visit our newsroom.

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