Cybersecurity Analyst/Governance & Compliance

a.i. solutions - Washington, DC3.8

a.i. solutions is looking for a highly-motivated cybersecurity professional to support NASA’s information technology cybersecurity programs and initiatives. The Cybersecurity Analyst will participate in a broad range of Agency-level program management, security operations, governance, compliance, and communications tasks in support of a comprehensive cybersecurity program. The successful candidate will act as an integral part of the team to ensure the goal of delivering quality products and services that meet and exceed expectations.

Essential Roles & Responsibilities
  • Assist with enhancing the performance of an Agency-level cybersecurity program in areas of reporting, service delivery, policy development, and governance
  • Support implementation of Agency-level Federal Information Security Modernization Act (FISMA) requirements, including coordinating and analyzing FISMA annual and quarterly reporting data, developing analytical reports, and delivering executive level briefings prior to submission
  • Assist with Agency-level IT Security policies, processes, and procedures that support the implementation of National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publication (SP) 800-53 controls (specifically related to Governance, Risk, and Compliance) as well as other relevant NIST information security publications
  • Respond to Office of the Inspector General (OIG) and General Accountability Office (GAO) audits and work with Agency Subject Matter Experts to close out audit findings and recommendations
  • Coordinate communications and facilitate information sharing on Agency-level cybersecurity initiatives and priorities with IT Security stakeholders across the NASA Centers and Mission Directorates, and also with DHS, OMB, and Congress as needed
  • Assist with implementing and maturing NASA’s risk management program, including the deployment of NASA’s Information Security Continuous Monitoring (ISCM) strategy and Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) program
  • Coordinate logistical support and communications for NASA-related meetings and IT Security stakeholder working groups as needed
  • Recommend and implement process improvements as necessary to facilitate team and stakeholder collaboration and improve cybersecurity operations
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Information Technology, Systems Engineering, Public Administration or related discipline (i.e. Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Public Policy, Political Science, or International Relations)
  • 5+ years of relevant experience
  • Experience with information technology, and cybersecurity best practices, and experience with NIST Information Security guidance, especially NIST SP 800-53 and delivering a NIST 800-37 compliant program
  • Experience with current Federal cybersecurity legislation and compliance requirements, including FISMA, and FITARA
  • 2+ years of experience with executive level communications
  • US citizenship
Desired Background:
  • Ability to quickly connect in-person and in writing, and to actively listen and perceive the needs, values or opinions of others
  • Demonstrated leadership accomplishments professionally and personally
  • Proactivity in identifying and addressing challenges to include innovations that result in positive organizational impact
  • Ability to research and synthesize information from multiple sources and to be able to present complex subjects in a clear and concise way for executive-level decision makers, both verbally and in writing
  • Ability to comprehend a strategic direction set by our Agency customer, and the drive to pursue that direction via tactical planning, establishment of goals, execution of initiatives and objectives