*Strategy, Policy and Continuous Improvement Lead – RITS

Requisition ID: 20029189

  • Category IconCategory: Information Technology
  • Location IconLocation: Vicksburg
  • Citizenship IconUS Citizenship Required for this Position: Yes
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Secret
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes –May Consider Occasional/Part Time Teleworking for this position
  • Shift IconShift: 1st Shift
  • Travel IconTravel Required: Yes, 25 % of the Time
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 1

Discover careers that change the world and further advancements in defense, technology, and engineering today at Northrop Grumman. Use your experience to grow your career and support our global customers with the technology, systems, and solutions they need to enable their missions on the front lines and secure our world every day. With Northrop Grumman, you’ll discover a culture built on diversity, respect, and above all teamwork. Together with our group of experts across the technical spectrum, you’ll discover opportunities to make a difference in our world and start solving some of the world’s most critical problems in the most innovative ways. Northrop Grumman Defense Systems is seeking a Strategy, Policy & Continuous Improvement Manager 1  to support the Revolutionary IT Services program at the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) in the following location: Vicksburg MS In this position, you will:
  • Perform assessments of systems and networks within the networking environment or enclave and identify where those systems and networks deviate from acceptable configurations, enclave policy, or local policy. This is achieved through passive evaluations such as compliance audits and active evaluations such as vulnerability assessments.
  • Establishe strict program control processes to ensure mitigation of risks and supports obtaining certification and accreditation of systems. Includes support of process, analysis, coordination, security certification test, security documentation, as well as investigations, software research, hardware introduction and release, emerging technology research inspections and periodic audits.
  • Assist in the implementation of the required government policy (i.e., NISPOM, DCID 6-3), make recommendations on process tailoring, participate in and document process activities.
  • Perform analyses to validate established security requirements and to recommend additional security requirements and safeguards. Support the formal Security Test and Evaluation (ST&E) required by each government accrediting authority through pre-test preparations, participation in the tests, analysis of the results and preparation of required reports.
  • Document the results of Certification and Accreditation activities and technical or coordination activity and prepare the system Security Plans and update the Plan of Actions and Milestones POA&M. periodically conduct a complete review of each system's audits and monitor corrective actions until all actions are closed.
  To learn more about our hiring process for manager positions, please view our Selecting the Best Qualified Managers video: www.northropgrumman.com/SQMVideo        NorthropGrummanUSACE  

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 7 years’ experience with a minimum of 5 years Information Assurance and IT experience. 
  • Demonstrated experience working on customer site with matrixed and virtual teams. 
  • Demonstrated experience in program management, analysis, planning, presentation and human relations skills  required.  
  • Must be flexible and demonstrate strong judgment/decision-making skills, and business acumen.  
  • Demonstrated experience with managing projects within schedule and budget, identifying year-over-year cost reductions and/or continuous improvements.  
  • Strong knowledge of the Cyber security services portfolio, and experience working with and communicating effectively with executive and Commander leadership
  • Active Secret security clearance and US citizenship required.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Assessing and Prioritizing NIST/RMF Security Controls.
  • Demonstrated superior organizational skills,  and ability to communicate verbally and in writing with a variety of stakeholders.
  • Familiar with Agile and KANBAN concepts.
  • Active CISSP Certification

Northrop Grumman is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class. For our complete EEO/AA and Pay Transparency statement, please visit www.northropgrumman.com/EEO. U.S. Citizenship is required for most positions.

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What's great about
Northrop Grumman

  1. Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
  2. Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
  3. Enjoy benefits like work-life balance, education assistance and paid time off.


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We offer an array of benefits to give you the support you need, including matching 401K, tuition assistance, health insurance and wellness options, coaching, mentoring and more.