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Cyber Strategy, Policy, and Doctrine SME

Cyber Strategy, Policy, and Doctrine SME

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Trace Systems, headquartered in Tysons Corner, 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:  Cyber Strategy, Policy, and Doctrine SME


Job Location:  Ft. Meade MD


Security Clearance:  TS/SCI

Job Responsibilities

The candidate will support the J55 Cyber Strategy, Policy and Doctrine team's mission of developing and managing long term strategies to secure the DODIN; Creating and maintaining JFHQ-DODIN strategic plans and calendar; Developing and leading strategic planning process; Leading the process to create and execute JFHQ-DODIN's strategic objectives; Inform/influence/Interpret Cyber Policy and Doctrine (e.g., Presidential Cyberspace Policy Review, JP 3-12, DoD Cyber Strategy, Defense Strategy for Operating in Cyberspace, etc.) that enables the JFHQ-DODIN to accomplish DCO-IDM and DODIN Operations; Fostering an environment within JFHQ-DODIN that encourages strategic thinking, challenging assumptions, and innovation. Leading all Strategic Communication efforts, as well as interfaces with PAO and IO as needed.


 The candidate will assist in the development and management of strategic plans in support of Commander's Intent, Priorities and Goals.  The SME will assist in the development and management of strategic calendar for JFHQ-DODIN commander and staff as well as maintaining J55 battle rhythm and operational schedule, ensuring that the J5 leadership is aware of key events/meetings. The candidate will analyze JFHQ-DODIN strategic goals and objectives in order to provide guidance to JFHQ-DODIN staff for improved operations and metrics as well as Identify opportunities to inform/influence cyber strategy, policy and doctrine both internal and external to JFHQ-DODIN.  Cyber Strategy, Policy and Doctrine SME will assist in developing JFHQ-DODIN strategic direction planning/ recommendations to the commander, research and recommend policy changes to further DoD cyberspace strategy development, and coordinate strategic planning for directorate, managing priorities for three divisions to enable the JFHQ-DODIN mission. The candidate will coordinate the accomplishment of strategic planning and will have the responsibility for interpreting and implementing local and higher-echelon policies, regulations, doctrine, products and analysis for DoD services and government agencies which directly shaping and improve operations and planning.  The right candidate is an expert at conducting meetings, interacting and briefing all echelons of the military command structure within JFHQ DODIN and the Combatant Commands/Services/Agencies (CC/S/As) on cyber strategy, policy and doctrine, and draft decision memos, briefing papers, & other papers as appropriate in preparation for internal, interagency, external meetings.

Minimum Qualifications

- Staff experience researching and writing white papers, compliance reports and assessment reports in support activities for defining policy.
- Proficient in developing briefing materials, administrative, and logistics support.
- Excellent writing skills and ability to communicate effectively, including public speaking, and briefing senior officers.
- The candidate must have advanced communication and presentation skills (verbal and written) enabling precise conveyance of information across all CC/S/A/FA with command and proper enunciation of the English language.
- The candidate must have strong interpersonal, organizational and critical thinking/problem solving skills.
- Must be flexible, dependable and be able to multi-task with priorities.
- Demonstrated experience of providing excellent customer service.
- Proficiency in use of Microsoft Office Suite.
- BA/BS degree from an accredited college; preferred degree in Information Technology or Information Security area.
- 5+ years of experience with strategic and operational planning
- 3+ years of experience with interagency planning and operations, and Joint planning experience
- Experience with Combatant Command operations

Desired Qualifications

- DoD 8570 Requirements.
- Experience at USCYBERCOMMAND or Cyber Service Centers or equivalent.
- Experience with network analysis and coursework preferred.
- MA or MS degree preferred.
- Certification in any of the following areas: Project Management Professional (PMP), A+, Network+, Security+, CISSP.
- Successfully attended any Joint or Service-specific planning course/school


- BA/BS degree from an accredited college; preferred degree in Information Technology or Information Security area.

Security Clearance

  • TS/SCI


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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