Cyber Security Manager

Full Time
Fairfax, VA
Areas of Interest: Information Assurance (IA) Compliance, Strategic Planning and Policy Development
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Basic Qualifications :

Bachelor's of Science degree in Engineering, a related specialized area or field is required (or equivalent experience) plus a minimum of 8 years of relevant experience; or Master's degree plus a minimum of 6 years of relevant experience


The candidate must have the ability to obtain and maintain a government security clearance and obtain TSA Entry on Duty (EOD) approval. A Department of Defense Secret security clearance is required at time of hire. Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Due to the nature of work performed within our facilities, U.S. citizenship is required

Responsibilities for this Position:

General Dynamics Mission Systems has an immediate opening for a Cyber Security Manager.  This position provides an opportunity to further advance the cutting-edge technology that supports some of our nation’s core defense/intelligence services and systems.  General Dynamics Mission Systems employees work closely with esteemed customers to develop solutions that allow them to carry out high-stakes national security missions.


The Cyber Security Manager is in charge of the systems and the team that manages those systems up to and including firewalls, data leakage protection systems, patching, encryption, vulnerability scanning, pen testing, etc. The Cyber Security Manager will establish, document, and monitor the cyber security program implementation plan across multiple programs; ensuring compliance with not only internal mandates, but government mandates and standards as well.  The Cyber Security Manager will provide highly technical and specialized guidance and solutions to complex security problems and will perform elaborate analyses and studies. The candidate will prepare reports and gives presentations to upper management, while working independently or as a member of a team.

The Cyber Security Manager will perform regular analysis of host-based and network-based security compliance, based upon applicable Federal Government, DoD, DHS and TSA policy, memoranda and guidance, and follow all commonly established, industry standard security best practices relevant to the development, operational and mission environments as permitted by government policy. 

Additional Duties and Responsibilities Include:

  • Perform risk assessments; advising leadership on security testing methodologies, processes and vulnerabilities
  • Routinely review system security to accommodate changes to policy or technology
  • Develop and maintain a formal Information Systems Security Program
  • Ensure all personnel receive the necessary technical and security training to carry out their duties
  • Conduct certification tests that include verification that the features and assurances required for each protection mechanism are implemented according to requirements
  • Maintain a repository for all system certification/accreditation documentation and modifications and establish procedures to keep the artifacts up-to-date
  • Develop policies and procedures for responding to security incidents, and for investigating and reporting security violations and incidents
  • Establish procedures to ensure that Configuration and Change Management data teams are able to maintain synchronized databases due to changes to the system to achieve security compliance
  • Ensure proper protection or corrective measures have been taken when an incident or vulnerability has been discovered within a system consistent with the government timelines associated with each severity level
  • Ensure that data ownership and responsibilities are established for each AIS, to include accountability, access rights, and special handling requirements
  • Ensure development and implementation of an information security education, training, and awareness program, to include attending, monitoring, and presenting local security training
  • Ensure that security testing and evaluations are completed and documented
  • Evaluate threats and vulnerabilities to ascertain whether additional safeguards are needed
  • Assess changes in the system, its environment, and operational needs that could affect the accreditation
  • Ensure configuration management (CM) for security-relevant software, hardware and firmware are properly documented
  • Ensure that system recovery processes are monitored to ensure that security features and procedures are properly restored consistent with government time frame requirements
  • Ensure that system security requirements are addressed during all phases of the system life cycle
  • Participate in self-inspections; identify security discrepancies and report security incidents
  • Coordinate all technical security issues with the appropriate personnel
  • Provide expert research and analysis in support of expanding programs, new technology and area of responsibility
  • Perform file transfers between local systems to storage devices using only approved security procedures and tools
  • Provide leadership, mentoring, and quality assurance for Team Members


  • At least 4 years of concentrated hands-on experience delivering cloud related security services
  • Extensive knowledge of cyber security policies and technical cyber security protection measures. The ISSM also serves as the authorizing officer for all of an operating unit's cyber security issues
  • Must be familiar with security policy/manuals and the appropriate DHS and TSA guiding policy documents
  • Extensive familiarity with NIST SP 800-53, NIST SP 800-37, and DHS 4300A
  • Must have the ability to work in a dynamic environment and effectively interact with numerous DoD, DHS, TSA personnel and industry partners
  • The candidate should be comfortable working directly with government customers and stakeholders in a busy, collaborative environment
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, and Excel)
  • Possess a high degree of originality, creativity, initiative and requires minimal supervision


  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) certification required
  • Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) certification is a plus
  • IBM Rational toolsets


Company Overview:
General Dynamics Mission Systems (GDMS) engineers a diverse portfolio of high technology solutions, products and services that enable customers to successfully execute missions across all domains of operation.  With a global team of 13,000 top professionals, we partner with the best in industry to expand the bounds of innovation in the defense and scientific arenas.  Given the nature of our work and who we are, we value trust, honesty, alignment and transparency.  We offer highly competitive benefits and pride ourselves in being a great place to work with a shared sense of purpose.  If who we are and what we do resonates with you, we invite you to join our high performance team!

General Dynamics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse and talented workforce. EOE/Disability/Veteran.

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General Dynamics Mission Systems

The best people. The most advanced technologies.
In January 2015, General Dynamics combined Advanced Information Systems and C4 Systems to form a new business unit called General Dynamics Mission Systems. GD Mission Systems connects users and protects their communications and information across the air, land, sea, space and cyber domains. 

General Dynamics Mission Systems offers a powerful and robust portfolio of products, services and solutions that help customers successfully execute their missions in today’s dynamic environment. With unsurpassed engineering using an open architecture approach, General Dynamics Mission Systems solves our customers’ most complex challenges by partnering to address current needs and prepare for future requirements.General Dynamics Mission Systems develops products and communication networks that deliver vital information for military, homeland security and public safety professionals. As a prime provider of “network-centric” products and systems, we seamlessly and securely connect users – from the network core to the tactical edge – with the information they need to decide and act. Our world-class capabilities create high-value, low risk solutions for use on land, at sea, in the air and in space. 

Mission Systems Acquisitions: 
  • GD Advanced Information Systems and C4 Systems are combined to form General Dynamics Mission Systems (Jan. 2015) 
  • Open Kernel Labs (Sept 2012) - IPWireless (June 2012) - Argus Systems Group (Aug 2011) - Fortress Technologies (July 2011) - Ascend Intelligence (January 2010) - Integrated Defense Systems (Feb. 2008) 
  • Maya Viz (April 2005) - TriPoint Global (Sept 2004) - Motorola's Integrated Information Systems (Sept 2001) 
  • GTE Government Systems (Aug. 1999) - Ceridian's Computing Devices International (Jan 1998)
Communications / RF Networking, C4ISR, Cyber Security and Defense, Imaging Technologies, SATCOM Services and Products, Maritime Systems, Platform Integration, Training, Modeling and Simulation
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Company Industry: Defense & Space
Company Type: Public Company
Company Size: 10,001+