Cyber Strategy Consultant- DoD Policy III

Full Time
D.C. Metro

Location: Annapolis Junction, MD

Job Description:

The Cyber Strategy Consultant – DoD Level 3 will provide on-site expertise to USCYBERCOM with regards to DoD strategic and operational planning cyber initiatives. This work includes development and coordination of command-wide positions, interaction with internal and external constituencies, research and synchronization of policies related to cyber, with internal and external initiatives and processes related to DoD strategic and operational planning initiatives.

Required Skills:

Leads participation in the development, research, authoring, and delivery of strategy papers to support strategic cyber initiatives. Assisting with coordination with internal and external stakeholders for development of strategies and assist USCYBERCOM J9 Director with implementing approved plans and objectives. Assisting in communicating and socializing (e.g. via developed briefings and facilitated forums) USCYBERCOM J9 activities that support DoD initiatives. Developing and clarify policy and to develop and promulgate the doctrine necessary to implement the policies.

  • Participate in committee engagements and responses to tasking and working groups
  • Leads efforts among DoD, DHS, and other departments and agencies;
  • Draft policy, doctrine, concepts of operation in concert with DoD, DHS, and the IC.
  • Issue and bullet background papers on strategy, legislative actions/public policy, federal budget, and other analyses.
  • Leads & supports the development of J9 initiatives, legislative reclamas and issue papers, and support internal/external coordination of these documents.
  • Review publications and documentation both received and generated by the J9 Directorate for release to internal/external stakeholders. Provide review of J9 Directorate reports to the Commander/USCYBERCOM.
  • Provide advisory support to J9 Director on long term planning strategy to support the growth and evolution of the Command, to include manpower, workforce structure, fiscal and acquisition expertise.
  • Serve as the focal point for all Congressional inquiries and responses on behalf of the J9 Directorate, to include Task analysis; Document review and comments; Coordination across USCYBERCOM J9 stakeholder organizations and in collaboration with external partners; Drafting of point papers, briefings, talking points, and other executive level of communications (e.g. drafting emails, correspondence for senior leadership); Preparation of position papers consistent with senior leadership position.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in a cyber-related field (Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Cyber Security) or a field requiring communications and analysis skills. In lieu of a master’s degree, a bachelor’s degree in a cyber-related field plus 20 years’ experience is required.
  • Minimum of 20 years’ experience in cybersecurity (e.g., Information Assurance, Information Systems Security and Computer Network Defense) in the development of National Security Policy and Strategy
  • Minimum of 20 years (cumulative) experience in Legislative process and Congressional relations, plus any five (5) of the following:
    • Interdepartmental or interagency collaboration and cooperation
    • Capabilities and requirements analysis
    • Performance management and metrics implementation
  • Process definition, deployment and improvement
  • Facilitation of team activities and resulting product development
  • Program analysis and evaluation

Desired Experience:

Familiarity with the Office of the Secretary of Defense and its processes; direct support to US Government Senior Executives; program management expertise; and established network of contacts across the Combatant Commands or Intelligence Community


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