(ISSM) Information Systems Security Manager


Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc. (SPA) delivers high-impact, technical solutions to complex national security issues. With over 50 years of business expertise and consistent growth, we are known for continuous innovation for our government customers, in both the US and abroad. Our exceptionally talented team is highly collaborative in spirit and practice, producing Results that Matter. Come work with the best! We offer opportunity, unique challenges, and clear-sighted commitment to the mission. SPA: Objective. Responsive. Trusted.

SPA’s ORCA (Operations Research & Cyber Analysis) division in CA is seeking an Information System Security Manager (ISSM). This position will develop information system solutions following Risk Management Framework (RMF) with implementations following JSIG, DAAPM, and CMMC. The ISSM will be responsible for attaining and maintaining system assessments and authorizations through government authorizing agencies from requirements through operational deployment. ISSM will implement requirements to establish classified communication links including internet, phone, video teleconferencing and other vital communications channels. The successful candidate will coordinate requirements with DoD agencies to ensure mission accomplishment and the protection of sensitive information.


Maintain compliance of accredited information systems based on federal and DoD security standards

Create and Maintain the System Security Plans (SSP) and associated documentation

Create a book of business for Cybersecurity Team

Lead DoD Cybersecurity On-Site Inspections

Create and Maintain documentation (policies, procedures, and artifacts) following RMF


Required Qualifications

Experience with management of Microsoft Windows servers and desktop operating systems required.

Minimum of 4 years of ISSO, ISSM, or Cybersecurity policy experience

Experience performing continuous monitoring and cybersecurity hygiene of windows domains and network enclaves.

Experience as an IAM-II (per DoD Manual 8570)

Experience designing, building, and maintaining information system enclaves

Active TOP SECRET clearance or higher (requires SSBI)

Desired Qualifications

Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science, Cybersecurity, MIS, or a related discipline

Experience with VMWare, NetApp, Linux based operating systems a plus

Extensive Knowledge of NIST 800-53 controls/Risk Management Framework (RMF) assessment and authorization (A&A) Processes

One or more of the following Certifications: CAP, CASP+ CE, CISM, CISSP, GSLC, CCISO

Effective verbal and written communications skills

Knowledge of NISPOM and NISPOM Chapter 8

DFARS and FISMA experience

Network Administration (CISCO)

System security hardening following STIGs

At SPA, we strive to deliver a robust total compensation package that will attract and retain top talent. Elements of the compensation package include competitive base pay and variable compensation opportunities.

SPA provides eligible employees with an opportunity to enroll in a variety of benefit programs, generally including health insurance, flexible spending accounts, health savings accounts, retirement savings plans, life and disability insurance programs, and a number of programs that provide for both paid and unpaid time away from work.

The specific programs and options available to any given employee may vary depending on eligibility factors such as geographic location, date of hire, etc.

Please note that the salary information shown below is a general guideline only. Salaries are commensurate with experience and qualifications, as well as market and business considerations.

CA Pay Transparency Salary range: $90,000-130k

Job Type
Full Time
12 days ago

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