Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio

Job Description

Alion Science and Technology is looking for an Information System Security Officer for Wright Patterson Air Force Base.  The ISSOs primary function is working within Special Access Programs (SAPs) supporting Department of Defense (DoD) agencies, such as HQ Air Force, Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) and Military Compartments efforts. The position will provide day-to-day support for Collateral, Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) and Special Access Program (SAP) activities.

In this position you will be supporting the Foreign Materiel Exploitation (FME) Squadron of the National Air and Space Intelligence Center (NASIC). The mission objective is to help U.S. warfighters maintain their competitive edge by enabling the execution of timely exploitation of foreign aerospace and electronic systems for FME’s Global Exploitation Intelligence Group. The majority of the work is performed at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (WPAFB) in Dayton.  To find out more about this exciting mission read NASIC's Acquire, Assess, Exploit article. Secure our Nation, Ignite your future, and become an integral part of a diverse team while working at an Industry Leading Organization, where our employees come first.

At ALION, you'll help protect our National Security while working on innovative projects that offer opportunities for advancement.


In this role you will be responsible for:

Maintaining the certification and accreditation of classified Information System networks and ensure auditing requirements are completed in accordance with appropriate guidelines & requirements.

Ensuring all system security procedures are being followed include maintaining and reviewing software security patching, account management and audit files in accordance with various customer requirements.

Maintaining Information System media control, anti-virus definition updates, hardware and software control for secure operating environments, Information Security briefings, education and training. Performing periodic self-inspections of the overall Information System program and ensure compliance with various Government regulations.

Assisting with investigations into security violations related to the Information System program, ensuring corrective actions are appropriately implemented. 


An ideal candidate will be a fast-learning, self-motivated individual with a passion to work on, and positively impact, our nation’s defense against threats

5+ years of experience in information systems security/information assurance implementing NISPOM Chapter 8, DoDM 8501.01, JAFAN 6/3, DCID 6/3, ICD 503, and/or JSIG IS requirements

Working knowledge of security system functions, security policies, technical security safeguards, and operational security measures to include NISPOM, JSIG, NIST 800-37 (RMF), NIST 800-53, CNSSI 1253, ICD 503, Risk Management Framework (RMF) processes is required

Experience with SCAP, NESSUS and other vulnerability scanning and logging tools a plus

Knowledge of HBSS is a plus

Knowledge across all aspects of Security and will be required to backup and assist other members of the Security Staff as required

Operating knowledge of Windows/Linux operating systems

Working proficiency with Active Directory Users and Computers (ADUC), Remote System Administration Tools (RSAT), and Directory and Resource Administrator (DRA)

Proficiency with MS Office Suite (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook)

Strong team-work, communication and problem solving skills

Ability to work in both a Team environment as well as independently

Must be organized and detail orientated

Must have the ability to work in a dynamic environment and effectively interact with numerous DOD, military/civilian personnel and industry partners

Effective oral and written communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills, and computer literacy

Strong analytical and problem-solving skills


Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience (4 years)


Must have a minimum of Security+ certification or equivalent to meet the requirements outlined in DoD Directive 8140 for Information Assurance Manager Level I

Security Clearance:

Current Top Secret Clearance with SCI Eligibility, with eligibility for access to Special Access Program Information

Willingness to submit to a Counterintelligence polygraph

Security Clearance: Top Secret/Sensitive Comp Info
Telework - Not Eligible

Wright Patterson Air Force Base, Ohio

Huntington Ingalls Industries is America’s largest military shipbuilding company and a provider of professional services to partners in government and industry. For more than a century, HII’s Newport News and Ingalls shipbuilding divisions in Virginia and Mississippi have built more ships in more ship classes than any other U.S. naval shipbuilder. HII’s Technical Solutions division provides mission-critical national security solutions to government and commercial customers worldwide. Headquartered in Newport News, Virginia, HII employs about 44,000 people operating both domestically and internationally.

  • Builder of the most complex ships in the world for 135 years at Newport News, and 82 years at Ingalls.
  • Sole builder of U.S. Navy aircraft carriers, the world’s largest warships, and one of two builders constructing nuclear-powered submarines.
  • Exclusive provider of refueling services for nuclear-powered aircraft carriers, at the forefront of new ship technologies, specialized manufacturing capabilities and nuclear facility management.
  • Largest industrial employer in Virginia and Mississippi, and an employer in Louisiana and Alabama.
  • Largest supplier of U.S. Navy surface combatants—has built more than 70 percent of Navy fleet of warships.
  • Builder-of-record for Aegis DDG 51 class of guided missile destroyers.
  • Builder of record for the LHA 6 class large-deck amphibious ships and the sole builder of the Navy’s newest fleet of the San Antonio (LPD 17) class amphibious assault ships.
  • Builder-of-record for the flagship of the U.S. Coast Guard – the National Security Cutter.
  • Provider of mission critical and practical solutions to a wide variety of government and commercial customers worldwide through Technical Solutions.
  • Provider of advanced unmanned maritime solutions for defense, marine research and commercial applications
  • Next-generation enterprise IT and C51SR
  • Management and operations of Department of Energy nuclear sites
  • Fleet sustainment
  • Employs more than 6,800 engineers and designers.

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