Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc.

NC3 Requirements SME

Job Locations US-NE-Offutt Air Force Base
Systems Engineering: Requirements Development
Regular Full-Time


Systems Planning and Analysis, Inc. (SPA) is a well-established defense contracting company headquartered in Northern Virginia with operating locations across the U.S. We provide technical and analytical support to some of the top decision makers in the Federal Sector.


The Joint Space and Strategic Capabilities Group provides engineering services and analytic support to the Air Force, Space Force, Joint, and Office of the Secretary of Defense (OSD) clients. Our work includes development of approaches and concepts to meet emerging, high priority National Defense needs, and assessment and development of cutting-edge technologies and capabilities to meet those needs.


This opportunity is for a NC3 Requirements SME who will support the US Strategic Command (USSTRATCOM) Nuclear Command, Control & Communications (NC3) Enterprise Center (NEC). The location is at Offutt AFB, Nebraska. The right candidate will support the NC3 requirements and management of critical NC2 and NC3 functions, including survivable and mobile C2 functions.  USSTRATCOM is the single operational commander for NC3 and has been assigned increased responsibilities for operations, requirements, systems engineering and integration.


The ideal candidate is highly experienced in NC2/NC3 operations, with expertise in Survivable Mobile Command & Control (SMCC) capabilities and Strategic Communications. #IN123 #CJ


The individual will be responsible for identifying and recommending priorities to modernize the nation’s NC2 and NC3 architectures. Duties will include developing supporting documentation and advocacy papers to be used in the formal DoD requirements processes within the Joint Staff, Services, and Agencies. The individual will be required to represent NC3 Enterprise issues in working groups, Councils, boards and other forums. Some travel may be required.



Required Qualifications:

  • Operational Knowledge of NC2, NC3, and NLCC. Technical competence in these mission areas in any combination of technical support in any domain including terrestrial, aerial, SATCOM, and undersea.

  • 3+ years of experience in any of the following:
    • National Leadership Command and Control (NLCC), Presidential Emergency Operations Center (PEOC), White House Military Office (WHMO), USSTRATCOM/NC2 Operations/NC3 operations and-or-support, National Airborne Operations Center (NAOC), Airborne National Command Post (ABNCP), Mobile Consolidated Command and Control (MCCC) and/or NORTHCOM Special Activities (NCSA).
  • An active Top Secret (TS) security clearance with eligibility for Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI), Nuclear Command and Control - Extremely Sensitive Information (NC2-ESI), North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) and Special Access Required (SAR) classified material accesses is required.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Prior PPBE experience at the Combatant Command, Joint Staff or Service MAJCOM level is highly desirable.
  • Experience and training in one or more of USSTRATCOM’s assigned UCP missions is highly desirable as is prior experience at the Combatant Command, Joint Staff or Service MAJCOM level.
  • 5+ years’ JCIDS experience conducting Capability Based Assessments and developing Initial Capability Documents, Functional Capabilities Board (FCB)/Joint Capabilities Board (JCB) processes, and identifying DOTMLPF Change Recommendations as they relate to NC3 equities.



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