Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO)

Patuxent River, MD, 1099, W2

The ISSO will be responsible for the implementation of the information assurance program in accordance with DoD 5205.07.


  • Ensure information systems are functional and secure within the network environment in accordance with RMF guidelines
  • Conduct vulnerability assessments using tools such as ACAS, Defense information Systems Agency (DISA) STIGs, and or Security Content Automation Protocol (SCAP) Compliance Checker
  • Perform weekly audit reviews via third party software or OS embedded capability
  • Develop, implement, and enforce security policies and procedures in accordance with applicable laws and regulations
  • Perform vulnerability/risk analyses of computer systems and applications during all phases of the system development life cycle.
  • Prepare, distribute, and maintain plans, instructions, guidance, and standard operating procedures concerning the security of network system(s) operations to include SCTM’s, POA&M’s, SSP’s, CONMON and Risk Assessment Reports (RAR)
  • Recommend resource allocations required to securely operate and maintain information system requirements
  • Utilize automated management and information systems tools in performing fact finding, analytical, and advisory functions related to information assurance activities
  • Participate in Information Systems risk assessment during the A&A process
  • Develop security requirements for hardware, software, and services acquisitions specific to multiple operating security programs
  • Ensure that IA and IA enabled software, hardware, and firmware comply with appropriate Network Environment (NE) security configuration guidelines, policies, and procedures


  • Top Secret Clearance with SCI eligibility
  • DoD 8140/8570 Information Assurance Management (IAM) Level II cybersecurity certification (CAP, GSLC, CASP, CISM, or CISSP (or Associate))
  • Experience utilizing ACAS / Nessus Security Center
  • Experience performing audit reviews via third party software or OS embedded capability
  • Experience authoring ATO Risk Management Framework documentation (SSP, POA&M, SCTM, RAR,…)
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