SPA is seeking an experienced Acquisition Program Analyst to support OSD oversight of the Nuclear Triad sustainment and modernization, with a primary focus on the modernization of the Long Range Stand-Off (LRSO) and/or Re-entry Vehicle programs. Must be capable of developing decision-ready material for senior leaders and have the initiative to navigate headquarters and acquisition processes to support the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (DASD) portfolio management responsibilities. The Senior Program Analyst will support portfolio management and oversight of systems through development, production and fielding to the warfighter.
The candidate will serve as an analyst and subject matter expert in support of the Global Investment and Economic Security Office within the Office of the Secretary of Defense. Responsibilities will include supporting the development and execution of economic security frameworks, supporting international and industrial base engagements, and providing advisory services to senior OSD leadership.
SPA is seeking an experienced Case Manager to support the Assistant Secretary of Defense (ASD) for Industrial Base Policy on The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS). CFIUS is an interagency committee authorized to review certain transactions involving foreign investment in the United States and certain real estate transactions by foreign persons, in order to determine the effect of such transactions on the national security of the United States. The candidate will:- Review CFIUS filings, to include documentation relating to mergers and stock purchase agreements, corporate ownership structures, and USG contracting information.- Conduct due diligence and fact-finding research with DoD stakeholders to assess risk arising from foreign direct investment and the implications relative to DoD’s security interests; defense industrial base supply chain, dual-use technology transfer, personal data and cybersecurity.- Perform analysis on available CFIUS documentation, DoD subject-matter expert assessments, and classified finished intelligence.- Author risk-based assessments regarding certain foreign investments and advise the CFIUS Mitigation team with recommendations.- Produce case summaries, talking points, and action memorandum for senior DoD leaders, up to the Deputy Secretary of Defense, on a daily basis.- This position is fully onsite at the Mark Center in Alexandria, VA.
You will directly support the IWS 2.0 AN/SPY-6(V) Family of Radars program’s acquisition and procurement management efforts. Your primary responsibilities will include:- Providing technical input to support the drafting and review of contract Procurement Request documentation, including, but not limited to, recommendations for Contract Line Item and Technical Instruction technical scope, Statements of Work, Specifications, Contract Data Requirements Lists, Contractor Furnished Information, Contractor Furnished Equipment, Government Furnished Information, and Government Furnished Equipment, by contract line item, for both new contracts and modifications to existing contracts- Following established processes to route documentation for signature- Updating and maintaining data repositories for program documentation- Coordinating and participating in meetings with contractors and program stakeholders- Maintaining spreadsheets to track programmatic progress, action items, and documentation development/modification/delivery- Supporting the development of program briefings by collecting, consolidating, and adding colleague inputs, creating content and graphics for slides, and reviewing for qualityWe don’t expect you to join us with any specific expertise but we do expect consistent demonstration of strong attributes to quickly build competencies and provide the highest quality products and services to our clients. We look for traits such as how you solve problems when you’re stuck. Do you look for creative ways to find solutions? Do you seek out references and teach yourself how to do something new? Do you collaborate with your colleagues? If you take initiatives like these, you would fit in well with our high performing team.The IWSG office is located at 20 M Street in Southeast DC, conveniently down the street from our clients at the Washington Navy Yard.A hybrid work environment is acceptable, however you must have the ability to work from SPA IWSG office. Less than 5% travel is anticipated. Position contingent on eligibility for a DoD Security clearance at the SECRET level.
This position is an exciting opportunity to provide Systems Engineering (SE) Professional/Engineering Support Services (ESS) to the U.S. Navy’s Strategic Systems Programs (SSP) Program Office. Specific tasks include:- Provide technical support for the entire system life cycle for hardware and software testing, modeling and simulation, as well as flight-testing.- Assist in the development of major program documentation, modeling and simulation verification, validation and accreditation plans, systems requirements verification plans, safety packages, and test planning briefing packages.- Support subsystem and system level engineering tasks, and the development and execution of capability validation plans, which includes reporting on the phase of development and status towards verifying achievement of Weapon System Requirements.- Provide systems engineering services assisting in the planning and execution of government engineering and review events, support the oversight of contractor engineering development tasks, and conduct assessments and provide recommendations regarding systems engineering activities.
The candidate will work with a multidisciplinary team of analysts and software developers on the design and execution of software products to support a variety of clients within OUSD(R&E). This work may include developing and designing web-based applications for deployment on client SharePoint sites, maintenance of SPA proprietary Modeling and Simulation (M&S) tools, or development of novel analytical tools using Natural Language Processing and Machine Learning. The candidate will work regularly with program managers, technical leads, and the development team to produce high visibility software solutions for both external customers and internal stakeholders. This role may require briefing and training of products and deliverables to both technical and non-technical audiences. To succeed in this role, the candidate will have natural analytical abilities, impeccable follow-through and attention to detail, as well as a passion for creative, out-of-the-box solutions.
The Program Analyst will provide business analytics, program management, and financial management support to undersea platform acquisition activities and warfare centers, with a focus on supporting client leadership decision making through detailed analysis and coordination. In this role, you should expect to independently engage with client leadership and SPA team members to identify and address program planning and execution needs, utilizing a familiarity with Government financial analysis, program management, and data analysis. This position is primarily located in Alexandria, VA, with potential for light telework and local travel to Carderock, MD.
Job duties include but not limited to: Bring best practices to support our financial plans and policies, accounting practices and procedures. Be responsible for creating new program spend plans and EACs. Attend and be responsible for the financial structure/revenue setup for internal project kick-off meetings. Develop and maintain customer financial reports and deliverables. Assist with cash flow by approving expenses ensuring invoices are submitted to clients in a timely manner and analyzing the DSO to look for ways to improve. Be responsible for program revenue and profit reporting. Be responsible for subcontractor and consultant accruals, cost tracking and invoice reviews. Support financial planning, forecasts, and provide controller responsibilities such as A/R, Journal entries, A/P, etc. Work side by side with Program Managers to help their programs be successful and interact with all functional and line organizations. Must continuously be energized by a fast-paced environment and balance closing each month with attending needed PM/customer meetings.
- Acting as liaison point with NSD-S HUB and ACT SPPSTRTPLP. - Developing and maintaining the NSD-Sdatabase. - Interact with ACT Directorates and Branches to exchange information and knowledge, regarding HUB functions supporting: policy, ETEE and capability development providing respectively understanding of the South security environment, activities and engagements. - Update ACT on HUB deliverables related to itsresponsibilities. - Utilize, exploit and manage ACT products to support HUB activities anddeliverables. - Engage with NSD-S Hub stakeholders providing ACT point ofview. - Support analyst to preserve ACT’s direct relationships with theHUB. - SupportHubutilizationofACTandNATOExperimentation,DoctrineandConceptdevelopment,andOperationalAnalysis. - Ensure the Hub has full access to ACT onlineproducts. - Supportanalystinrequestingprojects/studiesfromNSD-SHUBviaKnowledgeProductionPlan(KPP)onbehalfofACT
The contractor will be full time member of the SF Branch under the responsibility of the BH and will be involved in all aspects of SF Climate work to include writing reports, assessment and contribution to NATO policy, webinars and working groups, and development of numerous products related to NATO CCS efforts. More specifically the contractor will be assigned to SF and will be required to: - Assist the SF lead CCS analyst in the scoping work related to CCS plans, policy, and synchronization for activity;- Provide support to staff assigned to facilitate Strategic Foresight Analysis within the Climate Change and Environment themes; - Interpret and engage with NATO HQ on all CCS policy and directives and develop assessments in order to for ACT to deliver supporting activity; - Provide horizon scanning and strategic analysis of relevant national and NATO CCS policies, strategies and other relevant documents; - Provide support to the SF CCS lead analyst to ensure cohesion and participate in cross functional engagements with internal and external stakeholders; - Provide support to the SF CCS lead analyst in the preparation and delivery of briefings, speaking notes, statements, and other as required;- Provide feedback about their work clearly and concisely. Submit periodic reports as directed by the Contract Officer Technical Representative (COTR); - Understand and shape the NATO’s/ACT’s strategy and mission; - Be available to SPP leadership for CCS related requirements; - Contribute to the development of exhaustive reports on CCS in close coordination with military staff officers and HQ ACT direction; - Conduct research.
- Employ program and project management principles and practices in the direction of the ETEE capability program in a transparent manner, through a cycle capability approach in accordance with the NATO governance model for the delivery of common funded capabilities;- Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders at all levels, to include other JFD staff, ACT Capability Development staff, ACT subordinate command staffs, ACO and NATO HQ International Staffs, (N)ETF staffs, and National and International military and civilian organizations, including Non-NATO ETFs, COEs, PTECs and academia;- Coordinate with ACT Program Directors and the Program Management Office (PMO) to ensure dependencies between programs are understood and taken into consideration;- Maintain close working relationships with Program Directors and the PMO and to ensure coherent delivery of capabilities. Coordinate the activities of Requirements Development and Management Teams, to include: - Elicitation, capture, definition, development, evaluation, and prioritization across all Doctrine, Organization, Training, Material, Leadership, Personnel, Facilities and Interoperability (DOTMLPFI) lines of development, of high- and low-level requirements (such as operational requirements, capability requirements, C3 compliance requirements, security compliance requirements, interoperability requirements, etc.);- Architecture design activities to ensure completeness, consistency, and clarity of requirements related work. Creation and maintenance of traceability for capability requirements;- Change and configuration management of the requirements across the capability lifecycle;- Coordinate the development, review, and analysis of concepts of operation, courses of action, and alternatives;- Lead the development of capability program management products to include Capability Management Framework (CMF) coordination in accordance with the NATO governance model for the delivery of common funded capabilities across all DOTMLPFI lines of development in a through lifecycle approach;- Coordinate the development of Capability Implementation Plans (CIPs), in the context of the ACT-led effort to deliver a holistic approach toward capability development, based on identified requirements;- Capture all decisions and produce visual products that support the discussions, mapping of requirements, and supporting documentation including flowcharts, linking of elements within ETEE scope, and required NATO documents for approval. Coordinate the development of recommended courses of action to resolve issues relating to capability development;- Support the ETEE FS Capability Monitor (JFD Portfolio Resource Manager) and Program Director in coordinating and administering Capability Program Resource/Budget Plans and related products;- Contribute and participate in the development of policies, directives, and process refinement related to capability programs;- Ensure that, in coordination with other internal and external stakeholders, all necessary data is kept up to date in the management information systems to support the management and monitoring of programs throughout their lifecycle;- Support the interaction with NATO Agencies in context of Program implementation and validation of capabilities;- Support regular program reviews with Capability Monitors, Program Directors, Project Managers, and the PMO;- Provide technical guidance and mentoring to other JFD Program Directors and Project Managers with respect to ETEE FS Capability Development;- Support Operational Authorities (OAs) in the collection, consolidation, validation, management, and prioritization of requirements and change proposals in support of JFD capability programs;- Identify lessons and contribute to their learning within the organization;- Represent HQ SACT JFD at applicable meetings, conferences, and workshops as required;- Organize and participate in workshops, seminars, conferences, and meetings relevant to capability program development.
- Conduct work to identify, scope, and define NATO needs that may be satisfied with M&S on strategic and operational planning, functional planning (logistics, CIS, etc.);- Testing and visualization of new concepts, operational experimentation and wargamming events, definition of NATO capabilities;- Enabling the evaluation of architectures and comparison of alternative solutions and test of new NATO capabilities against its user requirements;- Prepare decision support reports including briefings, operational requirements documents, user documents, and associated capabilitydocumentation;- Work with NATO and national organizations to streamline M&Sefforts;- Support the development of the Next Generation of M&S for NATO through project management and serving as an SME for the program;- Provide technical advice on M&S related documents, activities, andprototypes;- Perform development of methodology, design, execution, post-processing, and socialization of M&S in support of analytical wargames; the wargames may be in support of a larger analytical study for which the contractor will need to work with others such as analysts andexperimenters;- Conduct work with NATO institutions, allied, and partner governmental organizations when duly authorized, as well as academia and industry from NATO nations to research and identify potential M&S solutions to NATOneeds.
- Propose and help establish a process for the development of NATO’s RAICS;- Participate in DARB’s Subgroup meetings, virtually or in person, as appropriate;- Help advance the DARB’s Subgroup work by contributing knowledge and expertise in areas related to responsible AI standards, certification, and assessment processes;- Support ACT and IS-ESC/DAIP with preparing inputs for the Subgroup’s meetings;- Contribute to the creation of interim and final deliverables, including but not limited to the RAICS;- Help engage with external stakeholders – in particular industry and civil society;- Update ACT and IS-ESC/DAIP regularly on the progress of their work.
- Plan, coordinate, and leads Innovation Projects;- Develop the format of such projects to fill the needs of user in NATO and the wide contribution of possible solutions from outside the NATO Command Structure;- Organize project resources and personnel involved, including managing the finances and budget of the project;- Contribute to the identification of potential innovative solutions to emerging security challenges of NATO interest through monitoring, analyzing, and exploiting scientific and technological research areas and innovative uses of existing and new technologies developed by the private and public sectors;- Foster collaboration with research centers to exploit opportunities and potential innovation sprung from those entities;- Contribute to the solution development by leading, managing, or participating in solution design and development projects in collaboration with academia, industry, and the public entities;- Ensure the coherence of the projects managed with the user requirements and the capability development process;- Promote and support assigned projects and related activities and events inside and outside ACT.
- Contribute to the development and implementation of an enabling data science and AI capability at HQ SACT and for the NATO;- Contribute to ML/AI initiatives across HQ SACT and the NATO Enterprise with a particular focus on the data engineering side;- Identify, design, and implement internal process improvements: automating manual processes, optimizing data delivery, proposes how to re-design infrastructure for greater scalability;- Develop, construct, test, and maintain data pipelines and architectures such as databases and large-scale processing systems within the constraints of existing but evolving processes and technologies;- Transform data into formats that can be easily analyzed by developing, maintaining, and testing infrastructures for data generation;- Prepare data for prescriptive and predictive modeling;- Provide Subject Matter Expertise to (military and civilian) staff within HQ SACT or the NATO Enterprise and develop proofs of concept, as directed;- Work in tandem with data scientists and software engineers;- Select from existing data sources and prepare data to be used by data science models;- Improve data quality and efficiency;- Support evaluation of operational requirements and objectives;- Interpret trends and patterns and support building of algorithms and prototypes;- Support educational efforts and training development related to data, AI, or digital literacy;- Remain up-to-date with new developments in Data Engineering and Data Architectures to bring innovative ideas into implementation; - Support building a data-driven culture that uses data and analytics to generate insights, improve decision making at all levels, inform strategy and policy decisions, and improve performance;- Perform additional tasks as required by the COTR related to the LABOR category.
- As a member of a Requirements Core Development Team, verifies that capability requirements align with user needs across all aspects of DOTMLPFI for all assigned Operational Requirements, Capability Targets, and other high-level requirements;- Provides technical guidance to Requirements Managers and Capability Program Directors related to the quality of requirements and the requirements development process;- Supports the development and establishment of quality criteria, quality control, and quality assurance procedures as related to requirements management;- Contributes to the development of directives and standard operating procedures that apply to the quality control and assurance of capability requirements development and management;- Monitors requirements developed in all lifecycle stages to ensure quality and to ensure they remain valid, applicable, and continue to satisfy operational user needs;- Supports identification of options for resolving requirements management issues;- Contributes to the development of quality control and assurance assessment tools and reports;- Works in a federated and enterprise-wide manner to facilitate cross-functional, collaborative, and supported interdependent teams/individuals in other divisions and other directorates across ACT as appropriate;- Performs additional tasks as required by the COTR related to the labor category.
In this role, the Program Analyst will provide action officer support to the COLUMBIA Post-Delivery Availability Program Assistant Program Manager (PAPM). This support is to a NAVSEA Team Submarine program office charged with the planning, assessment, management, and decision-making for various stages of life cycle support, including system design and development; resource scheduling and requirements planning and analysis; program documentation development; and other aspects of program coordination and execution. Responsibilities will include meeting scheduling and facilitation, meeting documentation, travel planning and post travel trip reports, and senior level briefing preparations. There will be opportunities for periodic trips outside of the DC area to locations like Norfolk, VA, Philadelphia, PA, and New London, CT to support customer meetings and review shipyard production and manufacturing progress. It is expected that the amount of independence in this position will quickly grow as the employee becomes acclimated to the customer and product set. This position is located at the Washington Navy Yard and has the opportunity for a hybrid working posture.
In this role, the Senior Program Analyst will support the US NAVSEA AUKUS program office. Responsibilities will include:- Supporting a US detachment of maintenance specialists on site in Australia- Assisting partner nations in developing their maintenance capability and assessing progress- Providing subject matter expertise in US operational, intermediate, and depot level maintenance This position is located in Perth, Australia (candidates should expect to spend one month in DC preparing for this job, and will require a work visa to be obtained).
The Senior Program Analyst will provide program analysis and strategic planning support to undersea platform acquisition activities, with a focus on program planning and integration and support to allied submarine forces. The Analyst will directly support senior client teams in the development and analysis of program schedules, technical integration and training plans, and foreign military sales efforts. Previous experience supporting Australian submarine programs and strong relationships with Australian submarine leadership is a must. This position is available via telework, with possible international travel.
The Business Intelligence Analyst will provide business intelligence, economic, and market analytic support to develop a variety of analytic products to support ASD(IBP) initiatives. The Business Intelligence Analyst will integrate subject matter expertise and market analysis, leveraging business intelligence tools to connect large diverse data sources from government, commercial and open sources, to empower decisions that ensure robust, innovative, affordable, and technologically superior defense industrial capabilities today and in the future. This position will be located either at the Pentagon, Mark Center, or at SPA headquarters in Alexandria, VA.