Project Lead - Ts/Sci Required

Aspiration Software, Inc Chantilly , VA 22022

Posted 1 month ago

Contract: SEIN

Position: M-29-B02

Level: 5, Senior


Project Lead for the Tactical Data Programs (TDP) Interoperability Project Team responsible for cost, schedule, and performance for all TDP Coalition activities. The Project Team provides direct SE&I support to the DCGS CFT (Distributed Common Ground/Surface System Coalition Focus Team) driving implementation of the Under-Secretary of Defense for Intelligence (USDI) objectives for a multi-national info-sharing environment. Serves as the lead SE&I enabler for NGA (USDI Executive Agency) leading planning and execution of the annual premier IC/DoD Joint Services and Allied ISR Interoperability Demonstration Enterprise Challenge/Storm Force (EC/SF). EC/SF offers participants a platform to conduct RDT&E integration and interoperability assessment activities for GEOINT support to the Defense Intelligence Information Environment (DI2E). The program leads interoperability testing throughout the year leveraging Limited Objective Events (LOE) culminating in the annual EC Main Exercise (MAINEX) [May]. Through EC/SF, the program introduces emerging concepts and operational art-of-the-possible activities leading to new and enhanced CONOPS development. For EC, the program provides operational mission innovation, spearheading research/coordination/tracking of ISR platforms, related sensor data, technical capabilities, operational demonstrations, and test objective threads. EC/SF includes GEOINT info-sharing services support for joint military services and international partners, and directly contributes to improved coordination, info-sharing, and interoperability between DoD and IC DCGS and ISR activities in accordance with the DCGS GEOINT Functional Team (GFT) Work Plan. The program authors the EC/SF Quick Look and Final Report, documenting factual results, observations, lessons learned, and the recommended way-ahead for the Defense Intelligence Information Enterprise (DI2E) interoperability and data sharing goals, with and between the US and Partners.

The Tactical Data Programs (TDP) Enterprise Interoperability Project Lead will:

  • Ensure TDP Enterprise Interoperability Project Mission Based Outcomes are achieved, operationally evaluating and validating requisite capabilities and services to meet IC/DoD and GEOINT community user mission needs.

  • Implement the DCGS CFT Work Plan leading planning and execution of the annual premier IC/DoD Joint Services and Allied ISR Interoperability Exercise Enterprise Challenge/Storm Force (EC/SF).

  • Coordinate with NATO and coalition partners, NGA international office, USD(I), DCGS Services, Joint Staff, and other offices/organizations as necessary to ensure information is being shared, efforts understood, and projects coordinated.

  • Supervise stakeholder needs datamining and interface with various DoD, IC, NSG enterprise, and coalition partner orgs, contractors and industry on technology, IT implementation alternatives, techniques, process, best practices.

  • Guide analysis of user needs to develop IT solutions, designing, implementing processes, new and customized capabilities and services for client use with aim of optimizing operational efficiency, applying system management processes, and engineering analysis.

  • Assess current and future technology, and ensure innovative tradecraft is leveraged along with best practices, and captures lessons learned.

  • Oversee technical systems analysis of alternatives and recommendations on using and implementing the NSG Enterprise services and operations, leveraging industry best practices.

  • Keep government and TDP Enterprise Interoperability Project leadership apprised of implementation status.

  • Advise government on project execution in terms of cost, schedule, and performance.

Required Qualifications:

  • Active TS/SCI

  • BS in Engineering, Computer Science, Info Systems, Math, Ops Analysis or equivalent experience

  • 15+ years operations experience in acquisition, SE&I, architecture, analysis, requirements, capabilities implementation, process, I&V, T&E and ISR employment.

  • 10 years program management experience working with GEOINT (NSG/NGA/mission partner) capabilities/systems/segments/services

  • Technical Project Leadership Experience and Demonstrated Proficiency

  • Previous Exercise Planning & Support experience (e.g., Enterprise/Empire Challenge) & NGA Limited Objective Events

  • Proficiency applying SE&I functions and methods (e.g., processes, mission needs engineering and analysis, Interface definition, project planning/engineering/integration/IMS, IV&V, T&E, transition, O&S, risk and readiness management)

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently (self-managing) and within a team environment

  • Strong oral/written communications; Able to explain technical issues clearly and accurately to non-technical staff

  • Self-starter with demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks and adapt to dynamic environment/changing priorities

  • Strong working relationship with ODNI and USD(I) along with Service DCGS Programs of Record.

Desired Qualifications:

  • MA/MS in Management, Engineering, Computer Science, Info Systems, Math, Ops Analysis or related scientific or technical discipline

  • Demonstrated ability to translate mission needs and user requirements into end-to-end designs for systems that involve multiple interfaces and supporting data repositories

  • Ability to identify technology gaps/infusion opportunities in current capabilities/processes

  • Geospatial/GEOINT architecture, analysis, capability implementation, process experience

  • Working knowledge of NGA/NSG enterprise organization, leadership, programs, systems

  • Manned/unmanned ISR experience (e.g., NSG Expeditionary Activities {NEA}, ISR Task Force; CT operations)

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Project Lead - Ts/Sci Required

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