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Sr Principal Policy Analyst

Job ID: 2017646
Location: HERNDON, VA, United States
Date Posted: Feb 23, 2021
Category: Defense/Intel
Subcategory: Policy Analyst
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
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Job Description


Join SAIC and the Intelligence Community by providing support to a critical USG customer.  Synchronize cyber operations, implement cyber policy, brief senior IC decision-makers and draft correspondence to facilitate operational planning and technical, cyber, and information operations that achieve US national security objectives. Responsibilities also include:

  • Serves as a senior Information Operations (IO), cyber operations and policy subject matter expert, consulting and advising senior IC decision-makers, planners and operators throughout the process of USG interagency coordination of operational activities.

  • Handles fast-breaking coordination and deconfliction of IO and cyber operations planning and activities across a broad set of participants.

  • Writes technical papers and position papers, provides operational tradeoff positions and analyses. Provides briefings and leads discussions for senior officers regarding the same.

  • Drafts memos, talking points, backgrounders, and other products for senior leaders.  Reviews policy and planning documents and provides feedback.

  • Supports, facilitates, coordinates, and attends senior-level meetings, tracks and records meeting summaries and action items, and progress on next steps toward completion.

  • Engages internal and external stakeholders to develop relationships, collaborate, and set and achieve objectives.

  • Creates and maintains databases, calendars, and resource repositories.

  • Generates innovative ideas and leverages advances in technology to accomplish the IC customer mission more efficiently and effectively.

  • Leads and assists other team members in policy research to support national policies and senior level decision-making.

  • Directly coordinates with colleagues and senior-level government personnel on the status of various tasks/initiatives.

  • Independently conducts the necessary research, analysis, review, revision, and coordination to provide a finished product to the customer.

  • Attends working groups to record issues and recommends solutions relative to critical topics and implementation issues.

  • Provides process briefings and coordination activities for the customer covering information operations/information warfare, cyber operations, and the associated planning cycles.


  • Active TS/SCI with Full Scope Poly is required
  • Degree in Business Administration in Information Systems, Computer Science, Physics, Engineering, Information Technology, or Cyber Security (or related fields). Master degree preferred.
  • 10 + years of direct experience supporting IC elements and/or DOD. These years may be concurrent with the requisite years of experience.
  • Experience maintaining current publications and policies relevant to Information Operations (IO) and Cyber Operations.
  • Experience supporting cyber operations technical and policy actions across the organization.
  • Experience supporting/managing offsite meetings and action teams covering budget, legal, operational planning and processes, technical development, data management and sharing.
  • Familiarity with the IC and its components, as well as the associated missions, disciplines, capabilities, and interrelationships.


SAIC is a premier technology integrator solving our nation's modernization and readiness challenges. Our offerings across defense, space, civilian, and intelligence markets include high-end solutions in engineering, IT, and mission outcomes. We integrate the best components from our portfolio with our partner's ecosystem to deliver innovative and effective solutions. We are 25,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. Headquartered in Reston, VA, SAIC has annual revenues of nearly $7.1 billion. For information, visit or Working at SAIC for benefits details. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer empowering people no matter their race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or veteran status. We strive to create a diverse, inclusive and respectful work culture that values all.

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