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Security - IA/ACA Specialist
Ref No.: 18-01316
Location: Vienna, Virginia
Position Type:Contract to Hire
Information Assurance Security Specialist ACA
Vienna, VA

Experienced Information Assurance Security Specialist
5+ years of Information Assurance (IA) experience or related field
3+ years of Annual Control Assessment (ACA) experience
A&A experience as it related to cybersecurity, information assurance or IT
Working knowledge of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Special Publication (SP) 800-53 and previous experience with the technical security testing of various types of software
Good technical writing skills
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
Strong team player
CAP Certification (must have or be able to obtain)
CISSP Certification is a plus
DoD Secret or higher Security Clearance
Bachelor's Degree

Function as an information system security testing subject matter expert
Provide expertise in developing and implementing security testing for multiple Consular Affairs/Consular Systems and Technology (CA/CST) systems during the Annual Control Assessments (ACAs)
Track and report status, and bring any obstacles that may impact the completion of the ACA to the attention of the PM of RM Team Lead in a timely manner
Ensure that ACA packages are submitted to IA and follows up to ensure IA approval of ACAs prior to fiscal year end
Act as ACA Engineer, being responsible for conducting and completing Annual Control Assessments for all Department of State CA Automated Information Systems (AIS) as part of continuous monitoring
Conduct technical testing
Interview various government employees and contractors
Responsible for entering all ACA results into the appropriate application and creating Plan of Action and Milestones (POA&M) that result from the ACA so that are actionable with realistic dates
Act as POA&M Reviwer, being responsible for analyzing and assisting in the remediation of all Plan of Action and Milestones (POA&M) for all systems within the CA Bureau
Identify POA&M items with the stakeholder that can be resolved and reporting items closed or opened to the POA&M Manager in a clear and concise manner
Interact with various teams including government, operations, and development to reduce the number of POA&M findings
Conduct POA&M reviews of Certification findings prior to IA submission
Other duties as assigned
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