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Information Assurance Lead

Job Reference # AH-57

Technology Unlimited Group (TUG) seeks a Cybersecurity / Information Assurance Lead, with 5 or more years’ experience (within the last 10 years) with Department of Defense (DoD) cybersecurity policies such as DoD 8510.01 Risk Management Framework (RMF), DoD 8500 series (Information Assurance/Cybersecurity), and CNSSI 1253. Seven years of relevant IT experience is a plus.

As a Cybersecurity / Information Assurance Lead you will serve as an IA Subject Matter Expert (SME) with regards to Certification and Accreditation (C&A) and all associated IA policies and procedures. Must be fully versed in the general tenets supporting the overall DoD implementation of its C&A process, to include supporting IA policy, procedures and processes. Perform DoD IA C&A process while either certifying an information system or serving as a SME for a system undergoing certification. Possess an understanding of how the IA Controls identified in the DoD Instruction 8500.2 apply to the process of certifying and accrediting complex systems and AIS applications. Determine the applicable severity category for an identified vulnerability (e.g., non-compliant IA Control), and determine the possible ramifications on the system's current or future accreditation. The work will be performed in accordance with the requirements of the Risk Management Framework (RMF) per NIST 800 series requirements. The selection and specification of security controls will be required.

The work will be performed largely on Windows and Linux systems. The candidate should be fully capable of effectively utilizing all elements of Microsoft Office. The work will primarily be conducted on-site at the SPAWAR Systems Center Pacific (SSC PAC) government facility, or at the TUG office nearby, using standard industry tools. Travel may be required.

*Eligibility for a Security Clearance is required (thus U.S. Citizenship is required).


The candidate should have a BS degree in Computer Science or Information Technology, and coursework and seven (7) years or more of relevant experience. Able to draft RMF and other technical documentation for certification, reference, and maintenance submissions. Requirements include:

  • Five (5) years of relevant C&A experience; Risk Management Framework (RMF) and NIST C&A experience.
  • DoD IA experience.
  • Experience in assessing IA Controls and conducting C&A reviews for large, complex organizations.

Residency and Clearance Requirements:

  • Eligibility for a security clearance is required (thus U.S. Citizenship is required).

Desired Skills and Qualifications:

The ideal candidate should have in addition to the required skills, experience in one or more of the following areas:

  • Certification: Possess and maintain at all times one of the following certifications: Global Information Assurance Certification (GSLC), Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), or Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP).
  • Ability to establish, maintain and enforce operational standards.
  • Knowledge of basic methods of applying Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs) to operating systems.

Salary Range and Benefits Information:

Salary Range: 

  • Salary is commensurate with experience

Benefits Information:

  • INSURANCE:  Technology Unlimited Group (TUG) offers a choice of healthcare plans including HMOs, and PPOs.  TUG also offers a dental PPO plan and a Vision Insurance plan. TUG provides Term Life Insurance and both short and long-term disability insurance for all full-time and part-time employees.
  • RETIREMENT PLAN:  TUG provides all employees the opportunity to participate in the company 401k plan. TUG makes both Safe Harbor and Profit Sharing contributions to each employee’s 401k account as per Plan rules.

To Apply:

Download Application for Employment. Submit your completed application with cover letter and resume to jobs@4tug.com.

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