Defense Acquisition, Inc
  • Fort Meade, MD, USA
  • Full Time

JOB SUMMARY: This work will be as a member of a small team within United States Cyber Command. The successful applicant will serve as a subject matter expert with a primary focus on Joint, Combatant-Command-level Mission and warfighter needs analysis in support of tactical, technical, and operational cyber engineering and systems analysis. A consummate ability to adapt doctrinally sound line-of-effort and course-of-action development techniques, as well as application of sound center-of-gravity analysis techniques to complex, technical problem sets is a must. The ideal candidate will also be exceptionally comfortable writing and briefing to cyber operators and Flag Officers alike.


  • Problem Complexity: Provides technical solutions to a wide range of difficult problems where analysis of data requires evaluation of identifiable factors. Solutions are imaginative, thorough, practicable and consistent with organization objectives.
  • Freedom to Act: Works under only general direction. Independently determines and develops approach to solutions. Work is reviewed upon completion for adequacy in meeting objectives. Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions.
  • Impact: Contributes to completion of specific programs and projects. Failure to obtain results or erroneous decisions or recommendations would typically result in serious program delays and considerable expenditure of resources.
  • Liaison: Frequent inter-organizational and outside customer contacts. Represents organization in providing solutions to difficult technical issues associated with specific projects.
  • Utilize in-depth knowledge of cyber capabilities and the Joint Operational Planning process to Identify, track, and resolve issues impacting training, exercises, and daily operations.
  • May provide crisis action and deliberate planning support for offensive and defensive operations.
  • Ensure exercise activities adhere to customer exercise plans, policies, and procedures to establish overall objectives, priorities and plans for the joint exercise program, assuring focus on issues and challenges critical to pursuit of cyberspace operations.
  • Extensive experience with the Joint Exercise Life Cycle and Joint Operational Planning process is required to ensure appropriate recommendations to Command authorities and resources for applicable staff elements.
  • Synchronizing plans and requirements with major military exercises; reviewing and evaluating cyber policy directives/documents and issue papers; assisting customers with identifying and developing requirements; providing the technical research analysis and recommendations to develop cyberspace courses of actions, tactics, techniques and procedures in order to support cyberspace operations.
  • Planners must apply analytical methodologies to assess measures of performance for operation scenarios and develop documents such as after action reports, lessons observed and learned and well as results and conclusions.
  • Complete understanding and wide application of technical principles, theories, and concepts in  t the field.
  • Receives assignments in the form of objectives and establishes goals to meet outlined objectives.
  • Work is reviewed by management to measure whether objectives have been met.
  • Provides direction to employees according to established policies and management guidance.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Information Technology, Intelligence Studies, or other analytic related field.
  • 9 years of field related experience.


  • Experience with strategic or operational planning in support of military service elements, Joint commands, DoD agencies, non-DoD organizations, or foreign nations
  • Experience in working with senior civilian and senior military staff
  • Experience in working on military service or Joint planning staffs, including A3, A5, S3, S5, G3, G5, N3, N5, J3, or J5
  • Knowledge of US military processes, methodologies, and orders


  • Experience with Cyberspace Operations planning
  • Graduate of Military Service or Joint Cyber Planning Course
  • Graduate of Joint Professional Military Education (JPME) Course




SCHEDULE: Full-time

Defense Acquisition, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. If you are an individual with a qualified disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request a reasonable accommodation; if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access, Defense Acquisition, Inc's website as a result of your disability.You can request a reasonable accommodation by contacting Human Resources at (256) 327-9300 or

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