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Program Manager
St. Louis, MO

Our federal government customer is in need of a Program Manager to be responsible for management of a team which is developing security architectures, system specifications, and information system security policies and practices. The successful candidate will interact with government officials in strategic planning and develop strategy implementation recommendations. The individual should have strong information assurance experience applicable to system security engineering as well as the ability to thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced environment.


  • Oversight and management for designing, (re) engineering, and developing security architecture for applications, systems, and modernization initiatives for implementation of the Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity.
  • Provide oversight for security solution design and build business cases to support security strategies for internal and external applications and systems, cloud infrastructure, and data warehousing.
  • Collect, prioritize, and manage cybersecurity requirements and risks
  • Baseline and assess agency cybersecurity
  • Oversee security architecture diagrams and specifications per applicable executive orders and standard publications
  • Establish collaborative relationships across agency IT business system and functional owners to effectively communicate and influence key security requirements
  • Manage standards engineering and development teams to implement defensive coding techniques, controls and supports ensuring secure coding guidelines are implemented
  • Analyze vulnerability data and trends to identify areas of focus for large-scale corrective action
  • Research risk identification tools (e.g. threat modeling, static code analysis, dynamic vulnerability assessment)
  • Participate in applicable security-related meetings and take action on any outcome necessary for a robust ISCM
  • Monitor changes to the information system and its environment of operation including the effectiveness of deployed security controls in accordance with the RD continuous monitoring strategy
  • Analyze security impacts of identified changes to the information system and its environment of operation
  • Conduct ongoing assessments of security controls in accordance with RD's monitoring strategy
  • Exercise due diligence and recommend the necessary remediation actions on an ongoing basis to address identified weaknesses and deficiencies in the information system and its environment of operation
  • Report the security status of the information system and its environment of operation to the Information Systems Security Program Manager (lSSPM) on an ongoing basis
  • Update risk assessments and mitigation documents based monitoring activities results
  • Present and articulate findings to technical staff and executives
  • Travel: Less than 10%

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Minimum of 10 years in an information technology role with increasing responsibilities in cybersecurity project and/or program management
  • Master's degree in a relevant field
  • PMP
  • Experience implementing enterprise-level cybersecurity strategies
  • Experience with NIST Risk Management Framework
  • Experience designing and implementing cybersecurity architecture, engineering, and solutions
  • Strong knowledge of modern cybersecurity tools and solutions

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Strong familiarity with NIST SP 800-34, 800-37 and 800-53
  • Strong A&A experience
  • Knowledge in developing information assurance metrics
  • HP WebInspect, Splunk, Burp, Metasploit, WireShark, Snort, Nessus, Retina
  • Requires a Public Trust Clearance

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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Established in 2005, Cherokee Services Group (CSG) is a leading provider of information technology and business support services. Its award-winning team of more than 200 employees delivers best-value IT solutions for commercial and government clients across the U.S. The company specializes in software and application services, network infrastructure services, and business process services. Headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Cherokee Services Group has a regional office in Fort Collins, CO, and 22 additional offices nationwide. Wholly owned by the Cherokee Nation, CSG is part of the Cherokee Nation Businesses family of companies.

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