Sr. Cyber Analyst

SMS Data Products Group, Inc. - Kirtland AFB, NM


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.

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A Cyber Security Analyst to serve as a Subject Matter Expert (SME) for Department of Defense (DoD) Assessment and Authorization (A&A) support in alignment with the National Institute for Standards and Technologies (NIST) Risk Management Framework (RMF); system categorization, security control assessment, authorization and monitoring through all phases of the system life cycle. The candidate should have extensive experience reviewing Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIG) and validating security controls.

Essential Skills:

  • Assessment and Authorization experience in alignment with the DoD Risk Management Framework (RMF) process implementation, assessment and documentation
  • Familiar with Authority to Operate (ATO) requirements, System Security Plans (SSP), Security Assessment Reports (SAR), Plan of Action and Milestones (POA&M) and related documentation
  • Experience with DoD cyber security applications (ACAS, HBSS, SCC)
  • Familiar with security control assessments, STIG Viewer and Secure Content Automation Protocol (SCAP) checklists or benchmarks
  • Understand USCYBERCOM Computer Network Defense (CND) Directives, Task Orders and Information Assurance Vulnerability Management (IAVM) requirements
  • Capable of conducting system risk and impact assessments
  • Familiar with Ports, Protocols, and Services Management (PPSM) and registration requirements
  • Technical knowledge of multiple operating systems (Windows, UNIX), web servers-applications, databases and network appliances
  • Proficient at delivering situational awareness reports depicting project status summaries and participating in configuration control boards or related cyber working groups
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to work autonomously on multiple projects


Three to Five years of Assessment and Authorization (A&A) experience, including recent experience supporting information assurance, cybersecurity, and risk management directives in alignment with Department of Defense Instructions (DoDI), Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS), Committee on National Security Systems (CNSSI) Instructions and NIST Special Publications.

Applicant must possess refined critical thinking skills, should be a self-starter, and be able to manage activities of other team members. Must be reliable and tactful with the ability to multi-task, prioritize, and remain flexible.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a Business Management or MIS related field preferred, or experience in lieu of degree; High School diploma required if no existing higher education diplomas
  • Active SECRET security clearance
  • DoD 8570 IAM-II (CAP, CASP, CISM, CISSP or GSLC) Required

SMS is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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.

Job Types: Full-time, Contract


  • DoD Secret Clearance (Required)
  • IAT II (Security+) (Required)
  • IAM - II (CASP or CISSP) (Preferred)