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Cybersecurity Support Specialist

Cybersecurity Support Specialist

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Trace Systems, headquartered in Vienna, Virginia, was founded in 1999 to support and defend our nation's security interests at home and abroad–– whenever and wherever. We provide cybersecurity, intelligence, communications, networking and information technology services, systems, and solutions to the United States Department of Defense, Intelligence Community and Department of Homeland Security.


Job Title: CyberSecurity Support Specialist


Job Location: Kuwait


Security Clearance:  Secret/SSBI

Job Responsibilities

  • Review and compile provided vulnerability or configuration status reports of Automated Information Systems (AIS) within the AOR and provide Cybersecurity status briefs and recommendations for corrective actions.
  • Review assess and authorize requests to ensure compliance with DoDI 8510.01, Risk Management Framework (RMF) for DoD Information Technology (IT) and provide recommendations for Government approval. The Contractor shall maintain documentation of all requests and approvals in accordance with AR 25-400-2, ARIMS, to include monthly IA Control validations, artifact gathering, RMF Implementation Plans (DIP), Risk Management Framework for DoD Information Technology (IT) DoD Instruction 8510.01 and all accreditation efforts.
  • Review connection requests and provide recommendations in accordance with CENTCOM Connection Approval Process for approval. The Contractor shall maintain documentation of these requests and approvals. The Contractor shall prepare DISA cap package for Defense Switched Network (DSN)/Voice system for Government review and approval.

  • Coordinate with Cybersecurity personnel both within, and outside of, the Southwest Theater of Operations to ensure network diagrams are updated and current for VOICE and DATA networks within AOR.

  • Maintain status of and provide recommendations based on the current network architecture and engineering revisions of global MPLS and Joint Regional Security Stacks (JRSS) networks. Maintain System Network Approval Process (SNAP), perform data entry and run inquiries for Information Systems Security Program (ISSP), Army Portfolio Management System (APMS) accounts, enterprise Mission Assurance Support Service (eMASS) and Enterprise Reporting Service (ERS) and perform tasks as required.
  • Maintain current status, provide recommendations, and prepare network diagram improvements, routing policy, network policies, and new information systems equipment selection and testing.

  • Maintain current status and provide recommendations based on current technical documentation provided by the Joint Interoperability Test Command (JITC).

  • Ensure standards are compliant for network and information systems configuration, including routing architecture, traffic engineering, inter/intra Point of Presence (POP) topology, peering policies and guidelines for maintenance activities.

  • Prepare documents for new technology requests to be implemented onto the network.
  •  Provide IA recommendations for information systems and network projects in accordance with DoD, CENTCOM, and U.S. Army regulations.

  • Conduct market research and provide recommendations for hardware and software based on DISA, NSA, National Information Assurance Partnership (NIAP), DoD, USCENTCOM, and US Army compliance standards.  

  • Track and maintain records of personnel cybersecurity training, certifications, and re-certifications for the 160th Signal Brigade and subordinate units to ensure compliance with DoD,  CENTCOM, and U.S. Army regulations using ACTCS.

  • Provide weekly situation awareness report of current operations and functional areas. This report will be submitted COB 16:00 Kuwait time on Friday. 
  • Support the Government with their security assessments of proposed and CENTRIX installation sites to ensure security shortfalls are identified and corrected prior to SIPRNET installation/activation.
  • Support the implementation, dissemination, and tracking of the Public key Infrastructure (PKI) in accordance with Department of Defense Instruction (DoDI) 8520.02, PKI and Public Key (PK) enabling.


Minimum Qualifications

  • A minimum of five (5) years network experience supporting MPLS/Internet Protocol (IP)/Virtual Private Network (VPN) networks in a carrier environment is required.
  • Experience in the functional areas defined by DOD 8570.01-M pertaining to IAT level II.
  • Prior to assuming position, the Contractor shall have Information Assurance Management (IAM) level II certification requirements as detailed in DOD 8570.01-M and shall maintain IAM level II certification requirements throughout the life of the contract.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Visio, Microsoft Office applications, and AUTOCAD.
  • Experience and knowledge of tactical and strategic communication networks and their respective regulatory compliance standards.
  • A working knowledge of DoD and Army regulations, instructions, and directives pertaining to Information Assurance (i.e., AR 25-2, AR 380.5, DoDI 8500.01, DoD Directive 8570.01, DoD Directive 8140.01, DoDI 8510.01, and all Army IA BBPs).
  • The ability to demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills in order to provide clear and precise documents and recommendations.
  • Proficiency with tools utilized in discovery and scanning of network vulnerabilities.
  • IT Level: IT-I
  • IA Certiication Category and Level: IAM II (CAP, CASP CE, CISM, CISSP, or GSLC)

Security Clearance

  • Secret/SSBI


To Apply: We invite you to put your talents to work by joining a growing team of dynamic professionals here at Trace Systems! Be part of a culture at our leading edge company where you can achieve great things while fostering a satisfying and rewarding career progression. Please apply directly through the website at:      #jointracesystems


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Trace Systems is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.



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