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Program Protection Specialist, TS Cleared

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Job ID: 2111340
Location: CHANTILLY, VA, United States
Date Posted: Nov 1, 2021
Category: Cyber
Subcategory: Cybersecurity Ops
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 with Poly
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Job Description


SAIC is rapidly growing a System Integration team to deliver a new, complex space and ground system in support of National Security. This exciting and innovative program is leveraging best practices in system engineering, via Digital Engineering processes and technology, and in Agile software development, via DevSecOps development. This new, long term contract will require energetic engineers to define and integrate major space systems and associated ground elements from concept into an operational enterprise.

SAIC is seeking a Program Protection Specialist to develop critical program protection strategies for this new program, including Identification of Critical Program Information (CPI), Supply Chain Risk Management, and Program Protection Planning development, and implementation to ensure comprehensive, consistent protection strategies are incorporated into the planning and execution of this program.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Devise and help implement innovative Program Protection strategies to secure sensitive technologies and capabilities
  • Assist in identification of Critical Program Information, capabilities, and components.
  • Work with CI personnel to examine and recommend mitigation measures based on specific program risk assessments, keeping program cost, schedule, and ultimate program capability in mind.
  • Perform, or support, security inspections, identify security discrepancies and prepare reports
  • Researches topics and collaborates with stakeholders to understand threat vectors
  • Identify threat tactics and methodologies as well as intelligence gaps and shortfalls
  • Monitor and report changes in threat dispositions, activities, tactics, capabilities, objectives, etc.
  • Ability to work quickly, and a willingness to complete ad hoc, time sensitive assignments.


TYPICAL EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Bachelors and nine (9) years or more experience; Masters and seven (7) years or more experience ; PhD or JD and four (4) years or more experience. Professional experience may be substituted in lieu of a degree.


  • Experience developing Program Protection Plans (PPP).
  • Experience with open source intelligence research and methodologies
  • Experience implementing Supply Chain Risk & Security Management.
  • Demonstrated oral and written communications skills, ability to document technical analysis and articulate outcomes to non-technical audiences.

Clearance Requirements:

  • Current TS Clearance with ability to upgrade 

COVID Policy: Prospective and/or new employees will be required to adhere with SAIC's vaccination policy. All SAIC employees must be fully vaccinated and they must submit proof of vaccination on their first day of employment. Prospective or new employees may seek an exemption to the vaccination requirement at Contact Us and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment. Customer site vaccination requirements, if more strict, will take precedence over SAIC's vaccination policy.


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 more than 26,500 strong; driven by mission, united by purpose, and inspired by opportunities. SAIC is an Equal Opportunity Employer, fostering a respectful work culture based on diversity, equity, and inclusion that values all contributors. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, SAIC has annual revenues of approximately $7.1 billion. For more information, visit

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