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Intelligence and Legislative Policy Analyst

Job ID: 216926
Location: ARLINGTON, VA, United States
Date Posted: Jul 22, 2021
Category: Defense/Intel
Subcategory: Policy 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
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Job Description


SAIC is seeking a qualified Intelligence and Legislative Analyst candidate will provide analysis of operational impact of intelligence information and threats provided by the Intelligence Community’s all-domain situational awareness across the primary mission areas of Nuclear, CWMD, Treaties and Agreements, and Foreign Clearance Program in support of Headquarters Air Force Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategic Deterrence and Nuclear Integration (AF/A10). Candidate will provide AF/A10 with analyses of legislative actions affecting arms control activities, international sovereignty, national security policy (to include space, nuclear, and missile defense as well as cooperative threat reduction), nuclear operations, acquisition, and CWMD (to include Non-proliferation, Counterproliferation, Consequence Management, and chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear defense). Work is performed onsite at the Pentagon (Arlington, VA).


Duties and Responsibilities include:

  • Provide intelligence subject matter expertise in the Nuclear and CWMD mission sets, intelligence collection methods, how the intelligence community operates, and the Intel Community structure with regard to the A10 Portfolio
  • Advise AF leadership on issues of importance to DAF Headquarters, including setting operational requirements for collection, gathering, processing and dissemination of national and departmental Nuclear and WMD intelligence to key Intelligence offices at MAJCOMs, Combatant Command Air /Space Components, and Organizations across the larger Nuclear and CWMD Enterprises, to include Joint Staff and OSD
  • Serve as liaison with AF/A2, and coordinate across the broader Intelligence Community spanning government agencies regarding specialty Nuclear, CWMD, Treaties and Agreements, and Foreign Clearance Program intelligence topics focused on DAF operations 
  • Provide operational impact of threats based on both raw and finished intelligence collected across the Intelligence Community (all regions and all topics) focusing on information pertaining to the Nuclear, CWMD, Treaties and Agreements, Foreign Clearance Program, as well as other topics related to DAF operations
  • Assist AF/A10 to coordinate and collaborate with AF/A2/6 to inform analyses of and assess threats of concern to the Nuclear and CWMD enterprises as depicted in National, DoD, COCOM strategies, policies, and plans (e.g., National Security Strategy, Presidential Directions, Executive Orders, National Defense Strategy, National Military Strategy, other national and military strategic planning guidance, Chairman’s Annual Joint Risk Assessment, Unified Command Plan, Global Combatant Command Plans, Operational Plans; Campaign Plans, National and DoD Intelligence Assessments, Joint Strategic Capabilities Plan, etc.)
  • Help A10, as the DAF Nuclear and CWMD Coordination Authority, ensure that appropriate nuclear and WMD threats of concern are incorporated in DAF, and MAJCOM level strategies, policies, plans, operations, doctrine, training, and exercises
  • Review and report sufficiency of intelligence threat assessment within JCIDS documents regarding CBRN Survivability for all Air/Space Mission Critical Systems, Nuclear Systems, NC3 Systems and mission critical systems from other Services that provide specific and critical support for Air/Space operations
  • Conduct additional reviews, as required, for survivability/resiliency of NC3 systems, SAP/SAR or other systems
  • Review and report CBRN Survivability requirement/sufficiency/realistic acquisition approach on all JCIDS mission critical systems
  • Liaise with and interact/coordinate regularly with other DoD, Joint Staff, Service, Combatant Command, and MAJCOM offices, the Intelligence Community and Inter-Agency, as well as Whole of Government and/or International representatives in forums, working groups, conferences, and meetings relevant to AF/A10’s mission sets
  • Provide a weekly legislative review/update on existing perspectives in Congress and a schedule of upcoming events concerning current nuclear enterprise, arms control, CWMD, and national security issues
  • Research, compile, track, and maintain AF statements/postures connected linked to any/all A10 mission areas (including all historical for continuity of message) and track related US Navy and other Service statements/postures, and responses to Congressional inquiry, connected to A10 scope of responsibilities (nuclear mission/capabilities, treaty/arms control, CWMD, NC3, etc.)
  • Provide regular coverage of legislative processes to include hearings, committees, GAO Audits/reports, marks, committee markup activities, floor consideration, conference committee events and issues of interest requested by AF/A10 by researching, tracking, and analyzing legislative trends related to the entire A10 portfolio
  • Provide synopses of Congressional hearings of interest to AF/A10 and synthesize data into timely, value-added reports and/or briefings
  • Track and analyze Congressional authorization and appropriation actions related to and affecting AF/A10 and DAF nuclear portfolio programs and activities


Education & Experience:

  • BA/BS and six (6) years policy/analyst experience or MA/MS and four (4) years’ experience or PhD or JD and two years or more experience
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated experience in generating briefings; drafting information, point, white, and decision papers; drafting testimony and articles for publication; and, preparing senior Government personnel for public speaking engagements
  • Demonstrated experience working in complex environments with multiple POCs


  • Possess and maintain an active TS clearance with SCI, SAP, Sigma and other sub compartment eligibility

Desired Experience and Skills:

  • Experience in counterintelligence to provide expertise as it relates to threats posed to Air Force capabilities and advise on key analysis related to the Joint Capabilities Integrated Development System (JCIDS) process and mission critical facilities and systems


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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