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Senior Analyst – Program Protection

Office: Alexandria, VA
Location: Alexandria, VA
Job ID: S20-0312

JOB TITLE: Senior Analyst – Program Protection


Decisive Analytics Corporation, a WBB company, supports the Office of the Secretary of Defense for Research & Engineering (OUSD R&E). The Program Protection Analyst will be responsible for supporting the development and application of system security engineering and program protection for major defense acquisition programs in support of the Office of the Secretary of Defense for Research & Engineering (OUSD R&E).


  • Supporting the development and application of system security engineering, and program protection for major defense acquisition programs
  • Work with major defense acquisition programs to develop Program Protection Plans (PPP), and advise programs throughout the PPP development process
  • Support program protection activities by working with program office Integrated Product Teams (IPT) to assess program security risks, and develop risk mitigation strategies
  • Work with a team of subject matter experts in software and hardware assurance, cybersecurity and supply chain risk management to address security risks for advanced capabilities and systems
  • Analyze critical program information, critical mission functions and critical components to ensure protection for state-of-the-art technologies
  • Assist with developing OSD policy, guidance and training to implement systems security engineering and program protection initiatives


Security Clearance: Secret

  • Must have a SECRET clearance
  • A minimum of a Bachelor of Science degree
  • Knowledge and experience in with DoD acquisition policies and system security engineering
  • Knowledge of the DoD weapon system acquisition and Systems Engineering processes defined in DoD Instruction (DoDI) 5000.02 and the Defense Acquisition Guidebook (DAG). Knowledge was obtained through a combination of formal training and job experiences related to at least one of the following domain areas: Ships and Submarines; Rotary Wing and Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS); Fixed Wing; Land Combat; C2ISR; Business Systems; Missiles and Missile Defense; Space; and Communications.
  • Understanding of the DoD acquisition lifecycle, technical activities and timelines, statutory/regulatory documentation, certifications, and dependencies preferred.
  • Experience in performing system engineering functions such as translating user requirements to specifications, developing schedules, planning for technical reviews, quantifying and mitigating risks/issues, monitoring technical performance measures, and verifying requirements
  • Knowledge of the system security engineering specialties requirements and design criteria (System Engineering specialties e.g. supply chain, cybersecurity, hardware assurance, anti-tamper, software assurance, and defense exportability)
  • Knowledge of the application of DoDI 8500, 8510, NIST 800-53, and DoD Information Assurance Certification and Accreditation Process (DIACAP) activities
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication (oral and writing) skills. Ability to use critical thinking to prepare written reports and presentations for senior-level officials
  • Secure knowledge of MS Word and PowerPoint


  • Eligible for Top Secret clearance
  • Past military experience or military acquisition system experience is a plus



KEY WORDS: DAWIA, SPRDE, ENG, NIST SP 800-171, tactical weapon systems, DFARS 252.239-7012, Supply Chain Risk Management (SCRM), Critical Program Information (CPI), Anti-Tamper, Defense Exportability Features (DEF), Acquisition Security Database (ASDB), Classification, Export Controls, Information Security, and Joint Acquisition Protection & Exploitation Cell (JAPEC), Cyber Hardware / Software technologies, DoDI 5000.02, Defense Acquisition Guidebook (DAG)


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