Information Assurance (IA) Manager

Clear Ridge Defense - Arlington, VA

Clear Ridge is seeking an IA Manager to assist the Cyber department in successfully achieving an Authority to Operate (ATO). This role sits at the headquarters office in Arlington, VA.


  • Manage the full cycle of NIST 800-53 RMF to generate an ATO for a cyber/IO range.
  • Direct SCAP, Nessus, and other scanning and assessment tools and products as required.
  • Develop security boundary and security architecture, assessment coordination. ATO Establishment/ISSO. C&A/A&A, SCA, security documentation.
  • Liaise with Government AO at program and COCOM level.


Required Qualifications:

  • The ability to obtain a security clearance.
  • Minimum of five (5) or more years of experience with one or more of the following Federal Security frameworks in: FedRAMP, FISMA, RMF, DIACAP and NIST SP 800 series and NIST SP 800-53.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of the following tools: CSAM, XACTA, eMASS.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision and oversight.
  • Experience interpreting and evaluating implementations of NIST 800-53 rev 4 security controls.
  • Experience supporting cloud and physically hosted systems.
  • Experience with one or more of the following: Infrastructure, Virtualization, Microservices.
  • Experience developing Security Assessment documentation.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • An active TS/TSI clearance.
  • Experience with documenting NIST 800-53 security control compliance findings within Requirements such as: Traceability Matrixes (RTMs) and Security Assessment Reports (SARs).
  • Experience reviewing and interpreting Vulnerability and Compliance scans, such as Tenable Nessus, Web Inspect, and dbProtect.
  • Preferred Certifications:
  • Certified Authorization Professional (CAP)
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • Certified Information Security Auditor (CISA).


Additional Information

Clear Ridge Defense is the premiere service solutions provider supporting the Service and Joint cyberspace operations and intelligence community in three core areas of expertise:

  • Cyber Systems & Software Engineering,
  • Cyber Intelligence and Malware Analysis, and
  • Cyberspace Operations Planning

All delivered by highly talented and focused team members that are supported by an unmatched professional and family-oriented culture that leverages and builds on sound, proven principles.


Benefits Snapshot:

  • 100% Fully-Covered Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • 100% Fully-Covered Short-Term and Long-Term Disability Insurance
  • 100% Fully-Covered Life and AD&D Insurance
  • Competitive and Flexible Paid Time Off (PTO) / Leave
  • 10 Paid Federal Holidays
  • $500 New Uniform Bonus for Transitioning Military
  • Monthly Tax-Free Cell Phone Stipend
  • Monthly Tax-Free Gym Wellness / Streaming Subscription Stipend to include Amazon Prime, Netflix, Audible, etc.
  • Competitive 401k Matching to plan for retirement
  • Free financial advising from qualified experts
  • Annual $5,000 Training Allotment
  • One-of-a-kind Referral Program: $5,000 per referral OR $250/mo indefinitely, with no limit to number of referrals
  • Business Development and Client Expansion Bonuses
  • Monthly Company-Paid Socials and Events


*100% Fully-Covered means the employee does not pay a dime from their paycheck for these benefits.

Posted On: Monday, November 18, 2019

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