Cybersecurity Architect (3316-183)

Alutiiq LLC Washington , DC 20319

Posted 3 months ago

Assessment and alignment of the USDA CDM solutions to the Department's Enterprise Architecture and Cybersecurity Architecture ensures cohesion of effort, streamlining of efficiencies, cost savings, and adherence to industry standards and models. USDA has partnered with DHS on their Cybersecurity Architecture Review (.govCAR) initiative which leverages the Office of the Director of National Intelligence's (ODNI) Cyber Threat Framework to discern capability gaps and prioritized needs. The contractor shall support USDA, via leveraging of industry and DHS .govCAR best practices, standards and the unique .govCAR assessment methodology, to assist in development and maturation of a USDA Cybersecurity Architecture. The architecture will also leverage the NIST Cyber Security Framework (CSF). Based on the level of work the Government expects one to two dedicated individuals would be required to meet this need. Cybersecurity Architecture support includes:

  • Directly support the ISCM CDM Program Manager and overall ISC.

  • Attend all USDA internal architecture meetings (relevant to cybersecurity) and DHS .govCAR Focus Group meetings.

  • Coordinate with DHS .govCAR Focus Group lead to leverage the architecture, threat data and assessment methodology at USDA.

  • Coordinate across USDA, as required, to gain inputs and insights to assist in development and implementation of a USDA Cybersecurity Architecture.

  • Post all cybersecurity architecture documentation to a shared data repository.

  • The contractor shall conduct an as-is assessment of the cybersecurity architecture and provide expert level recommendations for the new architecture. The as-is assessment will be completed using the .govCAR assessment methodology and as required other tools to complete the task. Results of this mapping will identify existing gaps against adversary activities and allow USDA to remediate shortcomings.

  • The contractor will provide the results of the assessment via formatted report to the ISCM CDM Program Manager and ISC leadership. It is expected that by using the DHS .govCAR assessment methodology tool, developed by the National Security Agency (NSA), USDA defensive capabilities against intelligence-informed threat vectors will be mapped.

  • The contractor will coordinate with the USDA OCIO Enterprise Architecture office on the cybersecurity architecture efforts to ensure alignment.

  • The contractor will also coordinate with the ASOD Engineering and Architecture Branch Chief and the OCIO ISC Cybersecurity Operations Consolidation Integrated Project Team (IPT) to ensure alignment as well as to inform more tactical levels of effort whilst developing the strategic Cybersecurity Architecture.

  • Coordinate with the ASOD, DHS and as needed intelligence organizations to garner specific threats to USDA information technology and capabilities. This effort will build upon the Cyber Threat Framework, from Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), used by DHS for .govCAR to discern unique and/or additional threats to the USDA and its cyber and cybersecurity architectures.

  • The Contractor shall assist USDA in cybersecurity architecture assessment, design, development and planning of current and future technical and functional/business systems by depicting technical, systems and functional architecture views as required.

  • The Contractor shall facilitate and develop plans which will enable information sharing, integration, and interoperability while considering service-oriented architecture best practices by aligning with overarching Federal and DHS architectures. Architecture support provided to USDA shall consider the full life cycle, inclusive of initial planning through systems decommissioning. The Contractor shall research and identify new and emerging technologies for potential insertion into current and future programs, and the cybersecurity architecture baseline, based on a business case analysis (e.g., cloud services, Big Data analysis). This may include, but is not limited to, analytical capabilities, infrastructure innovation, data innovation, and other strategic innovations as required by the Government.

  • The Contractor shall engage in practices to enable rapid fielding of capabilities developed externally including the establishment of a Continuous Integration Practice built on the Continuous Integration/Continuous Delivery methodology providing the systematic, repeatable, secure, and streamlined delivery of capabilities to production environments.

  • Current architectures are comprised of separate disparate client server legacy, virtual and cloud environments. The Government's intent is to migrate to an integrated hybrid architecture that provides the best mission outcomes for its customer base by improving efficiency, reliability and cost effectiveness. Services include, but are not limited to, standardizing and optimizing system and infrastructure designs and architectures; identifying and coordinating emerging IT solutions and technology integration opportunities; implementing innovative industry best practices and technologies that maximize efficiencies and cost savings; developing new systems and infrastructure capabilities to meet mission requirements and improve operational efficiency of customers; delivering system and infrastructure capabilities that scale to meet enterprise demand with the least reengineering effort possible; and facilitating and monitoring the integration, interoperability, and synchronization of enterprise-wide systems and infrastructure solutions and services.

  • The Contractor shall support the Government life cycle systems engineering and infrastructure engineering activities as it continues to transition to the end state hybrid architecture. The Contractor shall provide; the capability to coordinate infrastructure transition and application development efforts, translate strategic initiatives into functional IT requirements and corresponding capabilities, define capability gaps, support and/or manage as needed the technical plans for IT engineering, hardware, and enterprise architecture projects, ensure the quality tools and technologies are delivered according to government cost, schedule, and performance objectives.

  • The Contractor shall participate and support the development of implementation strategies and courses of action that address mission capabilities development and implementation, data migration, and capacity planning. The Contractor shall also understand the relationship of applications and databases and other capabilities that will be operating in infrastructure as a service; platform as a service; and potentially application as a service as well as all government-specific data types. Additionally, the Contractor shall provide options for interfaces between the cloud provider(s) and consumers to utilize and manage the on-demand self-service and expected elasticity with the ability to forecast accurately and take advantage of the elasticity of the cloud.

See if you are a match!

See how well your resume matches up to this job - upload your resume now.

Find your dream job anywhere
with the LiveCareer app.
Download the
LiveCareer app and find
your dream job anywhere
lc_ad

Boost your job search productivity with our
free Chrome Extension!

lc_apply_tool GET EXTENSION

Similar Jobs

Want to see jobs matched to your resume? Upload One Now! Remove
Cybersecurity And Biometrics Architect

IBM Corporation

Posted 5 days ago

VIEW JOBS 11/16/2018 12:00:00 AM 2019-02-14T00:00 Job Description IBM Global Business Services (GBS) is a team of business, strategy and technology consultants enabling enterprises to make smarter decisions and providing unparalleled client and consumer experiences in cognitive, data analytics, cloud technology and mobile app development. With global reach, outcome-focused methodologies and deep industry expertise, IBM GBS empowers clients to digitally reinvent their business and get the competitive edge in the cognitive era in over 170 countries. Bottom line? We outthink ordinary. Discover what you can do at IBM. In this exciting role you will lead, Design/develop and maintain enterprise security architecture frameworks for client technical, operational needs and develop the strategy to deliver enterprise security architecture services and solutions to address current and emerging security and compliance requirements. * Lead risk management strategy through analysis & understanding of trends in business, regulatory/legal/industry compliance, technology footprint, risk management practices, threats and attack patterns. * Own the technical relationship with clients, including managing product and solution briefings, proof-of-concept work, coordination of additional technical resources, and obtaining client requirements and translates these into a (Client specific) Solution Design * Architect and provide security service solutions that will help IBM clients comply with security and compliance control objectives and standards. * Leads prioritization of Client solution / technical requirements and champions resolution of solution / product gaps internally. * Work with potential Client to analyze IT infrastructure for potential opportunities to demonstrate enterprise solution's unique capabilities * Develop individual skill set and expand product knowledge to maximize value and to deliver quality services to our clients. This includes attaining designated certification requirements and attending product-specific training, reviewing technical literature, and obtaining hands-on experience * Lead in industry groups to further the field of end to end cybersecurity threat landscape to include, Blockchain security, IoT security, Artificial Intelligence etc * Bring proven solution strategy and design experience to lead and manage cybersecurity and biometric solution advancement and go to market designs that compliment other strategic IBM offerings The Public Service Sector consulting practice is a trusted advisor to federal, state and local governments, partnering to meet challenges and responding quickly to citizen demands, business needs, new economic conditions, and changing legislative priorities and policies BENEFITS Health Insurance. Paid time off. Corporate Holidays. Sick leave. Family planning. Financial Guidance. Competitive 401K. Training and Learning. We continue to expand our benefits and programs, offering some of the best support, guidance and coverage for a diverse employee population. * http://www-01.ibm.com/employment/us/benefits/ * https://www-03.ibm.com/press/us/en/pressrelease/50744.wss CAREER GROWTH Our goal is to be essential to the world, which starts with our people. Company wide we kicked off an internal talent strategy program called Go Organic. At our core, we are committed to believing and investing in our workforce through: * Skill development: helping our employees grow their foundational skills * Finding the dream job at IBM: navigating our company with the potential for many careers by channeling an employee's strengths and career aspirations * Diversity of people: Diversity of thought driving collective innovation In 2015, Go Organic filled approximately 50% of our open positions with internal talent that were promoted into the role. CORPORATE CITIZENSHIP With an employee population of 375,000 in over 170 countries, amazingly we connect, collaborate, and care. IBMers drive a corporate culture of shared responsibility. We love grand challenges and everyday improvements for our company and for the world. We care about each other, our clients, and the communities we live, work, and play in! * http://www.ibm.com/ibm/responsibility/initiatives.html * http://www.ibm.com/ibm/responsibility/corporateservicecorps PSHJ 1SCTY DCHJ GBSPSDC Required Education High School Diploma/GED Employment Type Full-Time Preferred Education Bachelor's Degree IBM Corporation Washington DC

Cybersecurity Architect (3316-183)

Alutiiq LLC