Cyber Strategy Consultant- National and International Policy SME

Full Time
D.C. Metro

Location: Annapolis Junction, MD

Job Description:

The Cybersecurity Strategy Consultant – National and International Policy Skill Level 2 candidate shall provide executive-level consulting services in support of senior U. S. Government leaders and assist the U. S. Government in support of its cybersecurity policy mission, from the development of policy, to coordination of activities and events. He/she shall also coordinate on documenting policies and processes, group activities, and interdependencies related to the White House National Security Council (NSC) Cyber Directorate and the 20+ Departments and Agencies comprising the Interagency community.  A qualified candidate shall possess the following capabilities:

  • Draft policy, doctrine, concepts of operations in concert with DoD, DHS and the Intelligence Community
  • Author Issue and bullet background papers on strategy, legislative actions/public policy, federal budget and other analysis.
  • Support the development of J9 initiatives, legislative reclamas and issue papers.  Support internal/external coordination of these documents.
  • Provide advisory support USCYBERCOM 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.
  • Draft summary planning documentation to support stakeholder engagements; providing weekly support updates designed to track time sensitive tasking and cybersecurity related business.
  • Facilitate and support strategic planning sessions aimed at identifying and prioritizing cybersecurity initiatives and challenges.
  • Consolidate input from across the Agency, USCYBERCOM and Interagency contributors to draft Cybersecurity products (e. g., documents, briefings) for group review and finalization.
  • Research and advise leadership on concepts and ideas for advancing Cybersecurity that shapes future national-level Cybersecurity policy.
  • Coordinate efforts among DoD, DHS and other departments or agencies Coordinate with appropriate USCYBERCOM personnel to communicate key messages.

Required Skills/Qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s degree in a cyber-related field (Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Cyber Security) or a field requiring communications and analysis skills.  In lieu of Bachelor’s degree a well-qualified candidate shall possess:
    • Minimum 14 years’ experience in a cyber-related field (e.g. Information Assurance, Information Systems Security, or Computer Network Defense) in the development of National Security Policy and Strategy.


  • Master’s degree in a relevant technical discipline

Candidates who meet the bachelor’s degree educational requirements (above):

  • Minimum 14-years cumulative experience in Legislative process and Congressional Relations, plus any four (4) 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

For candidates who meet the master’s degree requirement:

  • 6-years cumulative experience in any of the following areas:
    • DoD requirements definition process, capability requirements management, capabilities development, and systems acquisitions support
    • Systems Engineering
    • DoD planning process at the joint level
  • Decision analysis and facilitation
  • Program Management
    • DoD Cyber policy, strategy doctrine and DoD implementation


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