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Job Title:  Information Assurance Analyst – Roslyn VA, US ID#16874




Cherokee Nation Strategic Programs (CNSP) focuses on quality performance in the collection and analysis of data, dissemination of useful information, and actionable real-world support to the intelligence and warfighter communities. Services offered by Cherokee Nation Strategic Programs apply to all national security communities including federal, state and local intelligence communities, the military and law enforcement agencies.


The IA Analyst will be responsible for the inventory, categorization, selecting security controls, and monitoring those security controls for the information systems in preparation of the Assessment and Authorization process for new and existing systems.



The Department of State (DOS), Overseas Buildings Operations (OBO), Information Resource Management (IRM) Division, Information System Security Officer (ISSO) is tasked with providing Information System Security services (i.e. Cyber Security, Information Assurance (IA), Information Security, Operation Security, and

Communication Security) for the bureau.


The OBO ISSS team will support across four separate environments: DoS OpenNet, DoS ClassNet, Cloud Service Providers (Azure, AWS, ServiceNow), and externally hosted applications.  The OBO ISSO team will assist in establishing an information systems security program for the bureau that protects the organizations information assets by addressing threats to the information being processed, stored, or transmitted by the bureau’s users, application information systems, and general support systems.


The goal is to strengthen the OBO Information/Cyber Security posture through the following objectives:

  1. Development of an Information System Security Program
  2. Independently assess application information systems and general support systems for authorization
  3. Enhance information security continuous monitoring through adherence of existing annual information system security activities as well as the deployment and operation of security tools





Prepare A&A documentation to include the following:

  • System Registration (in Departments inventory tool iMATRIX)
  • System Categorization Form
  • System Security Plan
  • Information System Contingency Plan
  • Privacy Impact Assessment
  • Control Implementation


Must be able to implement NIST guidance that is pertinent to Risk Management Framework.


Responsible for conducting interviews with application and system developers to document system operation.


Having a high-level understanding of cloud computing (i.e. SaaS, IaaS, and PaaS).


Assist application and system developers with documenting control implementation.


Conduct Plan of Action and Milestone review.


Conduct and coordinate annual control assessments and contingency plan tests.


Prepare the plan of action and milestones based on the findings and recommendations of the security assessment report excluding any remediation actions taken


Builds weekly activity report and metrics slide







Bachelor's (Preferred) Bachelors of Science (BS) in related technical area and minimum 2 years relevant experience.

Additional 4 years of relevant experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.


At least 2 years of experience working with the Risk Management Framework and documenting systems in that process


Must hold an IT Security-related certification

  • CompTIA networks




Must be a US citizen and possess or be able to obtain/maintain a SECRET clearance.

Must be highly organized and have excellent oral and written communication skills.

Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously.

Ability to work independently.

Experience with MS Visio to create network diagrams.



DoS government office environment in Silver Spring, MD.


With $400 million in annual revenue, 20% growth per year, approximately 950+ active contracts serving 60+ government agencies in 25 countries, 47 states, 2 territories and 2000+ employees, Cherokee Nation Businesses’ (CNB) group of Federal Contracting Section 8(a) companies is well positioned to deliver expertise needed to solve complex technical issues. Federal Solutions provides an array of services for 12 of the 15 cabinet-level departments and agencies – from applications and data services to cybersecurity and national defense.

Why consider Cherokee Nation and our Federal Solutions business? Here are some great resources highlighting what we do and compelling reasons for joining our team!



Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

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