• DANS Lead Information Assurance/Security Specialist

    Job Locations US-TX-San Antonio
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Clearance Requirement
    Education Requirement
    Bachelor's Degree
    Information Assurance Certifications certified to an IAM Level III in accordance with DoDI 8140.01 and hold any of the following credentials: Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), or GIAC Security Leadership (GSLC)
    Experience Level
  • Overview

    SMS is a fast growing, veteran-owned business that's has supported Federal Government's IT initiatives for over four decades.  We work side-by-side with our Federal clients as a trusted, long-term partner to offer innovative advice and leadership to solve their most pressing and complex problems. We orchestrate people, strategies, technologies and best-of-breed business processes. The SMS advantage in management and technology consulting includes deep domain expertise in complex networking design and unifying communities of interest. 


    We have strong capabilities in design & build, planning, governance, quality management, security, analytics, virtualization, operations and business process improvement. For 40 years, SMS has brought customer satisfaction to Federal clients and formed lasting alliances with leading technology companies and talented small businesses to deliver joint, leading-edge, cost-effective services and products. 

    Submit your resume today!


    TS/SCI Position 8570.1M/DoD 8140 Information Assurance Certifications certified to an IAM Level III in accordance with DoDI 8140.01 and hold any of the following credentials: Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), or GIAC Security Leadership (GSLC) - minimum of three years of United States military experience as a Crew Mission Ready (CMR) certified Cyber Mission Force (CMF) operator. Develop operational use cases to guide the test and evaluation of weapon system enhancements. Assists the Government Test Manager in interpreting test results and assessing the operational impact of test defects. Develops user’s manuals, crew positional guides, and other documents intended to aid operators and maintainers in the performance of their jobs. Is the user advocate in integrated test team (ITT) meetings, engineering review board (ERB) meetings, requirements refinement activities and the configuration control board (CCB) evaluation of change requests.  Primary liaison to the user community, and provide the Program Manager and engineering team with user priorities, concerns, and changing mission parameters that may affect current weapon system enhancement and deployment activities. Supports the Information System Security Manager (ISSM) and act as the primary cybersecurity technical advisor to the Program Manager (PM), Lead Engineer (LE) and Lead ISSM/ISSO. Contractor shall act on behalf of the PM or the ISSM to maintain the authorization of the system throughout its lifecycle. Contractor shall act as the Information Assurance Officer (IAO)/ISSO for the Weapon System.  Provides support and technical expertise related to Defense in Depth principles and technology in security engineering designs and implementation. Responsible for achieving Authority to Operate (ATO) for up to two major WS releases a year and 65 security assessments of new requirements a month. Documents and reports cybersecurity audit findings and recommendations for each deployed site to the PM, LE and ISSM.

    Responsible for ensuring the appropriate operational security posture is maintained for AF IT under their purview. This includes the following activities related to maintaining situational awareness and initiating actions to improve or restore cybersecurity posture.  Implements and enforces all AF cybersecurity policies, procedures, and countermeasures using the guidance within this instruction and applicable cybersecurity publications.  Assists the Government with the preparation of IA documentation. These documents include, but are not limited to:

    1. a) Anti-Tamper Plan (ATP)
    2. b) Authority to Test (ATT)
    3. c) Authority to Operate (ATO)
    4. d) Authority to Connect (ATC)
    5. e) Mission Impact Memorandum (MIM)
    6. f) Plan of Action and Milestones (POA&M)
    7. g) Program Protection Plan (PPP)
    8. h) System Security Authorization Agreement (SSAA)
    9. i) System Security Plan
    10. j) Urgent Interim Authorization Request (UIAR)
    11. k) No Security Impact (NSI) Letter
    12. l) Hardware List
    13. m) Software List

    Assist with the entry and review of entered information to the Enterprise Information Technology Data Repository (EITDR), eMASS and XACTA.  Assists with the preparation and review of Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) documentation and tracks compliance with DoDI 8140.01 requirements for IA training. Must be familiar with DoDI 8500.01, Cybersecurity, DODI 8510.01 Risk Management Framework, appropriate NIST Special Publications and Security Controls and the DoD A&A/C&A processes.  Completes and maintains required cybersecurity professional certification IAW AFMAN 33-285 (Individuals in this position must be US citizens).


    SMS is a veteran-owned network integrator established in 1976.  With an employee retention rate averaging over 5 years, our ability to hire quality people and retain them in a rapidly evolving IT market proves why we are a world-class information technology company. At SMS, we place a high value on quality of service, customer satisfaction, and best-of-breed policies and practices. As a result, SMS is proud to be ISO 9001:2008 Registered and a CMMI Level 3 certified company, ensuring that we continue to meet and exceed the expectations of our customers, partners and employees. 


    SMS is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 


    Sorry the Share function is not working properly at this moment. Please refresh the page and try again later.
    Share on your newsfeed