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Job Locations US-VA-Alexandria
Responsible for using GIS capabilities to support aspects of analysis within multiple projects across DoD and Combatant Command Customers. Providing geospatial support to teams and identifying where geospatial products and tools can enhance and improve analytic tasks.- Creates, compiles, integrates, digitizes, and updates raster and vector map data from multiple sources to support analysis of operational scenarios to include evaluation of the impact of terrain, geography, and transportation infrastructure on weapons system operations, performance, and mobility.- Maintains GIS base maps and fundamental layers for reference and use by analysis team;- Develops and maintains data layers, models, and products to support analysis of military issues;- Works with military analysts to develop GIS tools, and create maps, charts, graphs, and other related information to convey military assessments
Category
Internships
ID
2020-4625
Security Clearance
U.S. Citizenship
Level
Intern
Job Locations US-VA-Alexandria
SPA seeks a passionate and dedicated military professional with a demonstrated record of success in dynamic, high-stress environments to support a rapidly growing project. The individual will lead cross-functional, high-performance teams conducting quantitative and qualitative analysis to inform decision makers at the highest levels of the government, including the Secretary of Defense, Congress, and the White House. Candidates can expect to manage multiple tasks concurrently, often with constrained timelines. Tasks may be aligned to the individual’s expertise and interests but will often require individuals to rapidly learn and apply new knowledge and skills. A successful candidate in this position will apply expertise to support analytic efforts, communicate results, and support DoD leadership decision making; lead and support multiple, concurrent analysis efforts in support of internal and external clients; develop integrated study plans that articulate study objectives, processes, resources, and schedule; provide status updates of current/ongoing/future efforts to leadership and to the client in a clear and concise manner; lead and support rigorous quality assurance reviews of analytic products to ensure consistency and accuracy; work with multiple team leaders to manage a dynamic work force, integrate related analysis efforts, meet client needs, and protect future project timelines; and brief senior leaders on analytic processes and results.
Category
Operations Research
ID
2020-4596
Security Clearance
Secret
Level
Senior
Job Locations US-VA-Alexandria
The candidate will support the Navy program’s business operations team and provide direct support to the Acquisition Director by reviewing data, information, and completing assigned tasks. They will regularly interact with external stakeholders, program management (at all levels), and members of the technical functional teams with regard to acquisition requirements and issue resolution. In addition, he or she will gather data, research acquisition information, and present findings to the Acquisition Director in a smart, clean, and intuitive manner. They will prepare business and acquisition briefing material on the program for senior Navy and DoD leadership in a fast-paced environment and monitor existing contracts, review submitted contract deliverables, and execute other aspects of the DoD acquisition process. Less than 10% travel. SPA has an immediate need for a Business Operations Analyst #IN123
Category
Program Analysis
ID
2020-4594
Security Clearance
Secret
Level
Mid-level
Job Locations US-MD-Greenbelt
Provides day-to-day management and technical leadership for NASA projects by understanding how systems are designed, developed and operated, performing reliability assessments to identify mission performance risk drivers, recommending improvements in design and/or operations concept to mitigate risks, reviewing reliability information submitted by vendors and supporting technical and peer reviews.  Establishes mission success criteria, evaluates mission operations scenarios and workarounds, develops reliability program activities, performs reliability predictions, and performs Failure Modes and Effects analysis (FMEA) and Critical Items List (CIL) analysis. Performs fault tree analysis and Probabilistic Risk Assessment (PRA).  Performs a review of reliability data and related information. Work with Systems Engineers to manage requirements Verification and Validations. Review Contract Deliverables.  Participates in reviews and audits, with an emphasis on influencing design and operations concept during the early stages of the project development cycle, particularly before Preliminary Design Reviews and up to the Critical Design Reviews.  Post Critical Design Review, assess the impact to mission reliability from any residual design changes or modifications to the operations concept, and to address any reliability concerns that may arise during manufacturing, assembly, integration, and testing. Executes Failure Reporting, Analysis and Corrective Action Systems (FRACAS) to improve design and ensure requirements compliance during operation. Performs Operational Availability analysis and Trade Studies of design improvements.
Category
Quality Assurance
ID
2020-4592
Security Clearance
U.S. Citizenship
Level
Mid-level
Job Locations US-VA-Alexandria
The candidate will provide analysis of emerging technical, operational, and strategic threats that have the potential to impact the security and survivability of U.S. submarine forces. The candidate will employ a range of analytical approaches to assist SPA’s U.S. Government client to understand and assess the impact of these threats through the lifecycle of our platforms out to the far future (2080). To do this, the candidate must understand or be willing to learn U.S. Navy undersea operational concepts and adversary capabilities and intent in order to position the submarine force to avoid surprise. Ultimately, the candidate will contribute to mature and meaningful analysis that assists our U.S. Government client with recommending countermeasure concepts and future force capabilities that will ensure the security and survivability of our forces against known and unknown threats. - The candidate should be a quick learner and will be responsible for independently researching and becoming conversant in new and complex topics.- The candidate will be required to anticipate and respond to new client needs, including identifying new problem areas and opportunities, and considering how SPA should develop new or existing tools or analytical approaches to address these challenges.- The candidate will work directly with the client to develop and present briefings, papers, and other analytic products. The candidate may be asked to brief results to brief their results to Flag or SES stakeholders.
Category
Program Analysis
ID
2020-4591
Security Clearance
Top Secret
Level
Mid-level
Job Locations US-MD-Greenbelt
Under general supervision, reviews, analyzes, and prepares contractor, subcontractor, and customer program submittals including accident risk assessment reports, preliminary hazard analyses, system hazard analyses, tracking of system hazard closure, ground and range safety and orbital safety procedures,  accident and incident investigation analyses.  Oversees critical lifts of spaceflight hardware.  Reviews and analyzes program development documentation for new and ongoing programs including design criteria, specification and drawing, test operations and maintenance procedures, safety equipment and personal protective clothing, and trade-off studies and sighting plans. Conducts independent and complex analyses to evaluate system design, accident risk factors, and hazard energy sources and recommends major abatement or mitigation actions to prevent or correct safety hazards.  Prepares test plans, monitors results, and prepares final test reports.  Conducts special analyses as directed.  Prepares materials for presentations and participates in design reviews, technical interchange and related meetings. 
Category
Quality Assurance
ID
2020-4590
Security Clearance
U.S. Citizenship
Level
Mid-level
Job Locations US-DC-District of Columbia
Develops, modifies, applies, and maintains quality standards and protocols for processing materials into partially finished or finished product. Develops, modifies, applies, and maintains quality standards and protocol for processing materials into finished product.  Devises and implements methods and procedures for inspecting, testing, and evaluating the precision and accuracy of products and production equipment.  Conducts quality assurance tests; and performs statistical analysis to assess the cost of and determine the responsibility for, products or materials that do not meet required standards and specifications.  Conducts internal and external audits and performs necessary corrective/preventive actions. Work will include but not be limited to on-site, off-site, launch-site / range, and on-orbit operations support for reviews, audits, and inspections of procedures, hardware, and integration testing activities. Interpersonal relationship building and customer interfacing skills are desired. 
Category
Quality Assurance
ID
2020-4588
Security Clearance
U.S. Citizenship
Level
Senior
Job Locations US-VA-Alexandria
In this position the candidate provides the OSD client timely and objective assessments of hypersonics science, technology, research, design, and acquisition programs as they are being executed by the Services and the Missile Defense Agency (MDA). Additionally the individual must be knowledgeable of Joint Warfighter requirements of hypersonic capabilities.
Category
Operations Research
ID
2020-4586
Security Clearance
Top Secret/ SCI
Level
Senior
Job Locations US-VA-Alexandria
Responsible for developing innovative concepts of operations and capability plans, and for translating them into detailed written and graphical descriptions used to develop and support tactical, operational and strategic surface and undersea warfare analysis.  Responsible for conducting military effectiveness analysis of alternative capabilities to inform the development of formal requirements and program plans across the spectrum of science and technology (S&T), research and development (R&D), and program acquisition.  Support and eventually take a leading role in the development and employment of modeling and simulation analysis tools and in briefing analysis results to top-level government decision makers. Opportunities for international travel.
Category
Program Analysis
ID
2020-4585
Security Clearance
Secret
Level
Mid-level
Job Locations US-VA-Alexandria
Supports operational and technical assessments of technology and operational concept developments/demonstrations, and capability fielding in the following areas:• Persistent ISR / Battlespace Awareness• Command and Control / Net-Centric• Force Protection• Logistics• Autonomous Systems• Irregular WarfareResponsible for analysis and evaluation of the effectiveness of capability/technology demonstration programs, its program management, and execution effectiveness. Support evaluation of the efficacy of technological and programmatic approaches to technology development in the above mentioned functional areas. Such support will include conducting research on relevant technology developments in the DOD and private sector to understand the state of the art and identifying subject matter experts for Oversight Executives to consult. Assist proposal teams in preparing and submitting documentation that addresses technology maturation approaches, capability deliverable definition, and transition strategies. Assist teams in establishing project plans that represent low financial execution risk, yet adherence to DOD Comptroller obligation and disbarment rate benchmarks.
Category
Systems Engineering: Acquisition
ID
2020-4581
Security Clearance
Top Secret
Level
Mid-level
Job Locations US-DC-District of Columbia
Provide technical and programmatic systems engineering support for the TRIDENT II missile program. Support headquarters level planning, development and execution for a variety of activities including systems integration, program management, risk mitigation, and COLUMBIA Common Missile Compartment development. Work location: Washington Navy Yard. Travel: ~5 times/year. 
Category
Program Analysis
ID
2020-4570
Security Clearance
Secret
Level
Senior
Job Locations US-VA-Alexandria
Responsible for developing innovative concepts of operations and capability plans and for translating them into detailed written and graphical descriptions used to develop and support tactical, operational and strategic surface and undersea warfare analysis.  Responsible for conducting military effectiveness analysis of alternative capabilities to inform the development of formal requirements and program plans across the spectrum of science and technology (S&T), research and development (R&D), and program acquisition.  Support and eventually take a leading role in the development and employment of modeling and simulation analysis tools and in briefing analysis results to top-level government decision makers.  
Category
Program Analysis
ID
2020-4568
Security Clearance
Secret
Level
Mid-level
Job Locations US-UT-Ogden
The successful applicant will support the Air Force’s Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) program and gain practical work experience in the areas of analysis, research, report writing and oral briefings, policy development, program management and computer applications related to the Air Force nuclear weapon delivery systems. Duties will include maintenance, development, and operation of software models/tools, to include optimization/scheduling simulations as well as six degrees of freedom (6 DOF) modeling; statistical analysis; compiling and assembling data; developing presentation materials; and presentation of analytical results to inform the customer on ongoing analysis projects. 
Category
Systems Engineering: Models and Simulation
ID
2019-4561
Security Clearance
Secret
Level
Mid-level
Job Locations US-DC-District of Columbia
- Coordinate with the appropriate joint directorate (JDIR) information security officer (ISO) or Program Manager (PM) to identify appropriate information system security manager (ISSM), information system security officer (ISSO), and other points of contact to obtain required artifacts for evidence, examination, and inspection before, during and post assessments.- Conduct in-depth vulnerability assessments and asset information system auditing (e.g., servers, workstations, network appliances, storage devices, and applications), review security controls and configurations, and validate if security objectives and goals are met, and, where applicable, review compliance requirements and best practices. - Request a plan of actions and milestones (POA&M) and vulnerability scan results/documentation and will review and request system owner inputs for unmitigated exploitable items over 21 calendar days old.- Produce Security Assessment Plans (SAPs) for government approval prior to the assessment, record findings during the assessment, and produce a Security Assessment Report (SAR) for the JS SCA and AO following the assessment period.- Assess the compliance, effectiveness, or changed state of security controls protecting the JS owned or operated portion of the DoD Information Network (DoDIN) and separately operated ISs.- Assess STIG checklists for accuracy and assist system owner/ISSM in importing validated scans to eMASS and linking to applicable security controls.- Complete 100% accurate IV&V inspections as attested to by an ISSM SAR review for RMF Step 4 assessments, and assessments IAW NIST guidance for JS authorized systems in continuous monitoring.- Provide a written Security Assessment Plan (SAP) documentation prior to each independent security control assessment.
Category
Information Technology
ID
2019-4560
Security Clearance
Top Secret
Level
Mid-level
Job Locations US-VA-Alexandria
The Contracts Administrator will negotiate and administer contract agreements, effectively representing the company. He/she will also review solicitations and develop proposal responses. This requires the candidate to possess the ability to negotiate terms and conditions, scope, cost, and price of government contracts, subcontracts, non-disclosure agreements, and Teaming Agreements. In addition, the Contracts Administrator will regularly interact with customers and company management, requiring him/her to establish and maintain excellent internal and external customer relations at all levels of the organization. He/she must exercise independent judgment in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions. #IN123
Category
Contracts
ID
2019-4554
Security Clearance
U.S. Citizenship
Level
Mid-level
Job Locations US-DC-District of Columbia
We are looking for a proactive leader experienced in DoD Acquisition processes to provide Engineering Support Services (ESS) to the U.S. Navy PEO IWS 2.0 Surface Electronic Warfare Improvement Program (SEWIP) and Electro-Optical/Infrared (EO/IR) Principal Assistant Program Manager (PAPM) and Deputy PAPM. The Project Lead will have direct SPA reports and be responsible for overseeing SPA subcontractor work. This role includes duties such as generating monthly reports, participation in hiring or staffing changes and coordinating these changes with the PAPM/DPAPM, and identifying opportunities for business growth. Supervisory duties include employee development, performance reviews, and managing employee hours/leave. The person who excels in this role will ultimately be responsible for maintaining a standard of excellence across the SPA ESS Team supporting the SEWIP and EO/IR programs and delivering products with the utmost attention to detail and organization.  In addition to SPA ESS Team supervision, the candidate will be responsible for providing project and technical management in support of the planning, programming and budgeting for the development, procurement, platform integration, installation, and sustainment of SEWIP Block 3, the newest block upgrade to the AN/SLQ-32(V) system.  This includes coordination with Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM), Ship Program Management Offices (PMO), and Combat System PMOs as directed by the EO/IR Assistant Program Manager (APM).  Coordination with the IWS 2.0 Functional PAPMs is required to ensure continuous alignment of system requirements as directed by the APM. Candidate will assist in ensuring that technical and planning advice related to SEWIP Block 3 is provided to personnel within the Above Water Sensors Directorate, as well as to supporting activities and prime contractor support as required.  The candidate will assist the respective APMs in tracking, maintaining and reporting the status and progress for meeting cost, schedule, and performance requirements. The IWSG office is located at 20 M Street in Southeast DC, and it is conveniently down the street from our clients at the Washington Navy Yard.  Daily onsite client support at the Navy Yard is expected to aid in the highest quality client support. Travel may be required up to 10% of the time.   
Category
Program Analysis
ID
2019-4551
Security Clearance
Secret
Level
Senior
Job Locations US-DC-District of Columbia
We are seeking a dedicated Senior Program Analyst to provide support services to a PEO IWS office. The person who excels in this role will ultimately be responsible for maintaining a standard of excellence and delivering products with the utmost attention to detail and organization.  This Senior Program Analyst will provide support to PEO IWS’s most pressing priorities and directly support the Major Program Manager (MPM), Deputy Program Manager, and Principal Assistant Program Managers (PAPM) in daily action tracking and long-range planning activities.  Your responsibilities as the Senior Program Analyst will include: interfacing with senior Government staff to respond to planned and emergent tasking and recommending process improvements; organizing Program Objective Memorandum (POM) submissions; coordinating inputs for reporting program status at senior level reviews; developing and maintaining organizational charts; generating MPM weekly report of current tasking, recent successes and forecasts of upcoming events; establishing weekly staff meeting presentations; and consolidating information on events, taskers, awards and program status. Your expertise will contribute to briefings, issue papers, summaries, budgets, and other program and acquisition documentation. It will be your responsibility to ensure critical tasks are coordinated across the team and meet the client’s needs. Communication is key when effectively interfacing with the MPM, Deputy MPM and PAPMs to coordinate timely and well-organized support across a variety of tasks.  The IWSG office is located at 20 M Street in Southeast DC conveniently down the street from our clients at the Washington Navy Yard.  Frequent onsite client support at the Navy Yard is expected, to aid in the highest quality client support. 
Category
Program Analysis
ID
2019-4545
Security Clearance
Secret
Level
Senior
Job Locations US-VA-Alexandria
In this role, you will support DoD clients in providing timely and objective assessments to the Air Force and Joint Warfare community, conduct operations analysis, wargaming, and operational training.  Additionally, the candidate will support SPA Business Development within his/her area of expertise. 
Category
Program Analysis
ID
2019-4539
Security Clearance
Top Secret
Level
Senior
Job Locations US-VA-Arlington
Position is in support to the DASD Intelligence & Integration Portfolio Management (I&IPM) Nuclear Command, Control, and Communication (NC3) directorate. Candidate shall evaluate the cyber and supply chain issues encountered by DoD NC3 programs.  Candidate will support technical efforts and liaison with program sponsors and DoD NC3 program leadership.• Assist in ensuring timely execution of tasks and the quality of technical products through the application of best engineering practices• Assist with the planning and implementation of a multi-tiered NC3 acquisition cybersecurity risk management process, with future expansion into sustainment• Ensure NC3 cybersecurity strategies, policies, and capabilities are aligned with overarching DoD cybersecurity policies• Monitor NC3 cybersecurity risk as early as possible in acquisition, with assessment throughout the RDT&E program, and in an integrated manner across the system life cycle• Review NC3 program protection plans (PPPs) and ensure they address Critical Program Information protection measures• Support NC3 Supply Chain Risk Management (SCRM); monitor program industrial security, information security, OPSEC and personnel security, and appropriate countermeasures• Track NC3 acquisition supply chain cyber vulnerabilities include those associated with global sourcing and distribution of adversary threats to DoD use of cyberspace• Analyst NC3 supply chain risk management status and make recommendation on how to mitigate risks; participate in associate meetings• Prepare senior leaders for engagements across the department in the form of briefing books, read ahead memos and daily interaction's with key stakeholders• Communicate clearly and concisely to distill a wide variety of information for senior leaders
Category
Program Analysis
ID
2019-4538
Security Clearance
Top Secret/ SCI
Level
Senior
Job Locations US-VA-Alexandria
Key functions and responsibilities include:- Lead development of custom-built software applications and mathematical models- Help define analytic methodologies used to set expectations for new and evolving military capabilities, and assist with trade-space studies to evaluate such capabilities- Work with stakeholders and subject matter experts to contextualize systems and concepts of operations for modeling and analysis- Execute analysis and document findings in reports and briefs - Present findings to senior SPA leadership and international clients - Stay knowledgeable of best practices, and work with others to identify areas of improvement within the group and throughout SPA
Category
Operations Research
ID
2019-4531
Security Clearance
Secret
Level
Mid-level