Information Assurance Support Analyst

Job Locations US-MD-Rockville
Job Post Information* : Posted Date 2 weeks ago(6/27/2024 9:27 AM)
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Information Assurance Support Analyst

Be the Difference


Astrion offers comprehensive services that boost preparedness, optimize performance, and ensure success across various domains, from Cyber to Digital, Mission and Systems, servicing our nation's Civilian, Defense and Space communities. We support customers with Centers of Excellence in Washington DC, Huntsville, AL and Burlington, MA with an additional 36 locations across the U.S.


Astrion has an exciting opportunity for a Information Assurance Support Analyst for the NRC-CPSS Contract, supporting the Civilian Division.



LOCATION: Rockville, MD     


TRAVEL: 10%; Occasional Domestic Travel



  • BA/BS or 5 years additional equivalent experience
  • 6 years IT experience, with 4 years specialized in Information Assurance
  • Secret Clearance; the ability to obtain an NRC Security Clearance; US citizenship required
  • Must hold at least one of the following certifications: CompTIA Security+, CISSP, ISACA CISA, GIAC GSEC, GIAC GSNA, GIAC GPEN, CEH, CAP, CASP+, CRISC, or CCSK


  • A strong understanding of FISMA and NIST Special Publications, especially NIST SP 800-37 and NIST SP 800-53
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills; attention to detail is a must
  • Experience with vulnerability scanning tools, such as Tenable Security Center
  • Working knowledge of DISA STIGs, SCAP content/ audit files, and CIS Benchmarks
  • Understanding of cloud service models (SaaS, PaaS, IaaS) and protections as described in FedRAMP security documentation
  • Experience reviewing FedRAMP authorization packages and understanding how to ensure customer responsibilities are addressed in accordance with the shared responsibility model
  • Experience with performing technical architecture reviews of complex systems with a strong understanding of a system's authorization
  • Knowledge of major cloud platforms (Azure/ Amazon Web Services [AWS]), virtualization, networking devices (e.g., routers and switches), web services (e.g., IIS, Apache Tomcat), network security appliances (e.g., firewalls, VPNs), databases (e.g., Microsoft SQL), and intrusion prevention/ anti-malware software
  • Knowledge of system and application security threats and vulnerabilities
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications
  • Ability to prioritize and complete tasks efficiently and effectively
  • Comfortable working individually and as part of a team
  • Scripting ability (e.g., PowerShell, VBA) is a plus




  • Work closely with all levels of personnel, including system administrators, Information System Security Officers (ISSOs), and Authorizing Official (AO), to support FISMA systems through the Security Assessment & Authorization (SA&A)
  • Assess the confidentiality, integrity, and availability impact levels of information stored, possessed, and transmitted by systems to determine the FIPS 199 security categorization
  • Develop and maintain system security documentation throughout all phases of the NIST Risk Management Framework (RMF). This includes security categorizations, digital identity risk assessments, system security plans, system policy and procedures, privacy impact assessments, contingency plans, configuration management plans, incident response plans, vulnerability assessment reports, deviation requests, and any other documents necessary to support systems' authorization and continuous monitoring
  • Analyze risks identified during security control assessments and continuous monitoring activities in accordance with NIST SP 800-30. This includes making a determination regarding the likelihood and impact of the risk being exploited, along with a supporting rationale, and providing recommendations for mitigation/remediation
  • Perform and document the results of vulnerability scans and configuration compliance checks against configuration standards such as DISA STIGs and CIS Benchmarks
  • Analyze FedRAMP security packages to document and assess customer responsibility for cloud-based
  • Assist in the review of monthly continuous monitoring deliverables produced by Cloud Service Providers (CSPs) and annual assessments (produced by third party assessors [3PAOs]) in support of FedRAMP requirements to ensure that cloud services maintain an appropriate risk
  • Create, track, and manage system Plans of Action and Milestones (POA&Ms)
  • Attend project meetings and collaborate with stakeholders to ensure security is addressed throughout the entire system lifecycle


What We Offer


  • Competitive salaries
  • Continuing education assistance
  • Professional development allotment
  • Multiple healthcare benefits packages
  • 401K with employer matching
  • Paid time off (PTO) along with a federally recognized holiday schedule


Who We Are


At Astrion, we innovate, elevate, and shape the world of tomorrow. At our core is our purpose to “Be the Difference”. This means we encourage our employees to take action and be the driving force for positive change. We foster an environment where innovative solutions flourish and our company continuously evolves.


We have a culture of care, empathy, and making a tangible difference within our organization and communities. We embrace continuous learning, growth, and innovation, and pushing the boundaries of what’s possible. We promote collaboration and empowering our teams is at the core of our success.


Join Astrion and Be the Difference in your career and the world!


Astrion is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We provide equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.


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