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Information Systems Security Manager

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Job Code: 2019-010                                                                  

Title: Information Systems Security Manager (ISSM)
Location: Ft. Meade, MD  


SSI is seeking an Information Systems Security Manager (ISSM) for the Defense Information Systems Agency’s (DISA) internal Information Technology (IT) Network and DISANet at DISA Headquarters, Ft. Meade, MD, who will be responsible for the overall development, implementation, and oversight of the program. The successful candidate will participate in the validation testing of system configuration / hardening, and security assessments of classified information systems (IS). They will have extensive knowledge of current computer technologies and technical security requirements as applied to the design, development, evaluation, and integration of computer systems and networks to sustain compliance with policy as well as best practices. Provide IA/IS guidance, oversight and direction to Information Systems Security officers (ISSO). The ISSM will perform the following duties:



  • Ensure the appropriate operational security posture is maintained for networks, systems, applications in accordance with FISMA and NIST compliant guidelines under DISA/DSS and NISPOM Ch. 8 standards

  • Ensure the program is maintaining the appropriate operational security posture

  • Oversee and validate all tasks accomplished by the ISSO

  • Maintain Risk Management Framework (RMF) which shall effectively protect the element's information assets and its ability to perform its mission

  • Function as a principal advisor on all matters, technical and otherwise, involving the security of IS

  • Ensure physical and environmental protection measures are coordinated with appropriate security officials

  • Ensure Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) requirements are met

  • Ensure reporting data and IT security records are current and maintained in the system of record

  • Attend required technical and security training (e.g., operating system, networking, security management) relative to assigned duties

  • Report all security-related incidents, as applicable

  • Ensure changes or modifications to hardware, software, or firmware of a system accomplished by ISSOs are authorized by the Government.

  • Ensure all available resources are monitored for warnings of system vulnerabilities or ongoing attacks

  • Ensure periodic testing is conducted to evaluate the security posture of information systems by employing various intrusion and attack detection and monitoring tools (shared responsibility with ISSOs)

  • Plan and schedule Information Systems security inspections, tests, and reviews and report finding to Government lead(s)

  • Ensure data stewardship (confidentiality, integrity, and availability) is established for each Information System, and specific requirements are enforced

  • Implement an effective Information System security education, training, and awareness program for personnel

  • Ensure compliance with DoD 8570 requirements for IA

  • Function as a principal advisor on all matters, technical and otherwise, and support the development of policies and procedures involving the security of Information Systems


  • Bachelor’s Degree and minimum of 7 to 10 years of relevant experience

  • IAT II and IAT III certifications (CISSP, Security+ etc.)

  • Current active Secret clearance


  • Prior experience with DISANet IT networks experience

SSI is a Service Disabled Veteran Owned and HUBZone small business that provides professional services including systems engineering, information systems integration, and technology management services.  SSI offers a generous array of benefits including: 100% Paid Premium on Employee Medical, Vision, Dental, and Prescription Drug Insurance Plans, 60% Paid Premium for dependents.  SSI provides Life Insurance, Long Term Disability, and Short Term Disability benefits at no cost.  SSI employees receive 24 paid days off in the first year on board.  We also provide Military Leave benefits, 401(k) Retirement Plan, Education Assistance, Personal Technology Refresh and Employee Referral Bonuses.  Positions subject to Service Contract Act (SCA) have benefits provided as required by law. 

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