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Colorado Springs, CO
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MITRE's Cyber Infrastructure Department is seeking a Project Leader to provide direct support to Air Force Space Command (AFSPC). The successful candidate will lead a 4.5 staff year project, working directly with the A5C to shape and guide strategic and tactical enterprise efforts that enhance Air Force (AF) Defensive Cyber Operations (DCO) Offensive Cyber Operations (OCO) missions. 

Key Functions:

  • Lead an experienced team of engineers and their ongoing efforts to: develop OCO Enterprise Architecture in support of the OCO Project Task Force (PROTAF), enhance DCO for weapon systems analysis activities, and support the Cyber Core Function Lead (CFL) transition from AFSPC to Air Combat Command (ACC).

  • Establish a trusted relationship with the government leadership, both program management and engineering, and team to shape the technical vision for the program.

  • Analyze and develop requirements for defensive and offensive cyberspace capabilities, emerging or through modification of current capabilities, for the defense of weapon systems.

  • Coordinate with 24AF, USCYBERCOM, AFLCMC, and other DoD entities to deconflict requirements and support acquisition efforts..

Required Skills:

  • Strong knowledge of the AF Cyber domain organizations and stakeholders

  • Proven ability to effectively lead a complex task/project

  • DCO/OCO-related technical expertise

  • Familiarity with NIST SP 800-37 and NIST SP 800-53 r4


Minimum Qualifications:

  • TS/SCI clearance (or eligible)

  • BS and 8 years of related experience