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Job Locations US-VA-Arlington | US-VA-Chantilly
The selected candidate will provide on-site program support to the OSD Strategic Capabilities Office (SCO) located in Arlington and Chantilly, VA.This individual will develop program plans, schedules, milestones, and will monitor technicalprogress against performance objectives and budget and assist in creating pathways for these technologies to enter into warfighter capability sets. The selected candidate will partner with Service or Defense Agency Program Offices to leverage existing capabilities in new and innovative ways and to provide expertise in relevant technical disciplines.
Category
Program Analysis
Security Clearance
Top Secret
Level
Senior
Job Locations US-NE-Offutt Air Force Base
The right candidate will provide subject matter and technical expertise to the government lead to support assessments and operational management of NC3 systems and capabilities. The candidate will support NC2/NC3 operations by monitoring events, supporting trend analysis, root cause analysis and identification of event management and risk mitigation approaches. The position will require an ability to prepare and coordinate complex staff packages. 
Category
Program Analysis
Security Clearance
Top Secret/ SCI
Level
Mid-level
Job Locations US-NE-Offutt Air Force Base
The right candidate will provide subject matter and technical expertise to the government to support functional management and oversight for NC3.  The candidate will provide functional management oversight to ensure delivery of assured, resilient and reliable NC3 capabilities in the 21st century. Responsibilities include oversight of operations platforms, communications, and modes of operations, to include current efforts in developing survivable and endurable NC2/NC3 capabilities. 
Category
Program Management
Security Clearance
Top Secret/ SCI
Level
Mid-level
Job Locations US-VA-Langley, AFB
The right candidate will support the Air Combat Command’s ISR Data and Tech Futures division by assisting with algorithm development, technical investigations, systems and performance analysis, planning and verification/validation activities. Develop software to process sensor signals from various ISR systems and transform into “big data” hosted in cloud environments; develop software interfaces to sensor systems, develop data management software, support distributed processing, develop graphical user interfaces (native and web-based), and develop and automate software testing. Develop and implement data mining, advanced data analytics, visualization, and other quantitative or data science measurement technologies against ISR processes and products. Additionally the right candidate will establish data capture and storage mechanisms for ISR data, assist in building and maintaining data repositories a classified cloud-based, end-to-end, automated ISR data capability that will mature into a comprehensive “big data” repository of the full constellation of Air Force ISR sensors. 
Category
Software Engineering
Security Clearance
Top Secret/ SCI
Level
Mid-level
Job Locations US-VA-Alexandria
Responsible for assisting government clients in the analysis of complex issues related to submarine capability development, warfare analysis, security and survivability, and system acquisition. Duties include program planning, in-depth research, work as a member of an integrated team, application of quantitative techniques, and close government client engagement. Responsible for providing and maintaining subject matter expertise in USW mission areas, developing concepts of employment and concepts of operations, and contributing to analysis white papers and briefs detailing assessments of USW capabilities. Accountable for producing and delivering high visibility, responsive products supporting senior DoD decision makers, as well quantitative and qualitative analysis products enabling development of strategic priorities and program plans.
Category
Program Analysis
Security Clearance
Top Secret
Level
Mid-level
Job Locations US-VA-Alexandria
The candidate is expected to provide support for treaties in development, as well as limited scope treaties already entered into force. Responsible to support policy development within the Department of the Navy (DON), as well as support for general interagency issue analysis and resolution. Candidate will conduct technical analysis, studies, and research, prepare reports, and provide meeting support. Candidate will collect treaty-required data, write reports and coordination papers, evaluate and validate DON implementation and compliance requirements, status, and issues, and recommend strategies for corrective actions or revisions. Candidate will provide coordination, administration, and technical support for a variety of meetings such as Compliance Review Group (CRG) and Naval Arms Control Review Board (NACRB) meetings, to include preparing agendas, identifying participants, drafting and finalizing briefings, and providing after action reports and minutes.
Category
Policy Analysis
Security Clearance
Secret
Level
Mid-level
Job Locations US-VA-Alexandria
The System Safety Engineering Program Manager is responsible for leading system safety analysis and engineering support of nuclear weapons systems, conventional weapon systems, security systems, and facilities for a Navy program. The selected candidate shall lead in five key areas as follows: Personnel Management, Technical Oversight and Quality Control, Client Interface, Contract/CLIN Management, and Business Development: Personnel Management- Supervise a diverse team of system safety analysts.- Assign, delegate, and manage individual employee workloads.- Review and approve timesheets, travel requests, expense reports. Offer and suggest training opportunities for personnel development. Conduct personnel performance reviews, salary and bonus recommendations, and advancement/promotion recommendations for all safety team members. Review resumes and conduct interviews for potential new hires. Technical Oversight and Quality Control- Lead the development of technical innovation that helps infuse new ideas into the safety engineering process for existing and new clients.- Develop and approve analytic approaches for active safety projects. Oversee quality and timely execution of all associated work efforts. Ensure final products are accurate, clearly communicated, and represent the innovative/creative application of technical methods and tools. Client Interface- Interface directly with clients to receive, clarify, and execute tasking. Lead the shaping of client tasking to ensure the team meets demand but also leads the development of demand in emerging/previously unidentified areas.- Support clients during internal and external meetings, and conduct meetings on their behalf when requested. Contract/CLIN Management- Perform financial management responsibilities including spend plan development, personnel hours allocations, and associated work tasking.- Track direct-report expenditures across numerous projects including hours and rate. Business Development- Discuss work scope changes with current clients to promote organic business growth.- Provide input and feedback regarding potential opportunities at SPA for new and adjacent markets.- Develop responses to sources sought, RFIs, RFPs, etc.
Category
Program Management
Security Clearance
Top Secret
Level
Mid-level
Job Locations US-DC-District of Columbia
We are seeking an experienced Systems Engineering Lead with acquisition program office experience to provide Engineering Support Services (ESS) to the PEO IWS 2.0 Electro-Optical / Infrared (EO/IR) Assistant Program Manager (APM).You will contribute to key systems engineering and test and evaluation decisions, technical and programmatic briefings, issue papers, summaries, budgets, Requests for Proposals and other program and acquisition documentation.  We expect you to provide educated advice and deliverables to the level of SPA’s highest quality standards—delivered on time, error-free, and suitable for the intended purpose.Your primary responsibilities in supporting the Acquisition Category (ACAT)-II EO/IR program will include analyzing, evaluating, and providing recommendations on technical, program, and milestone tasks; leading technical support to Hardware, Software, Ship, and Combat System Working Groups; providing acquisition support (e.g., Statement of Work generation); updating and implementing risk management and Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) plans, and providing liaison support representing the program to a variety of stakeholder organizations. The IWSG office is located at 20 M Street in Southeast DC, 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, however telework is acceptable in the current COVID-19 environment. Little to no travel is expected in this position in the short term, however up to 5% travel is possible beyond the COVID-19 environment.
Category
Program Analysis
Security Clearance
Secret
Level
Senior
Job Locations US-VA-Alexandria
The Operations Research Analyst will support and/or lead multiple, concurrent analytical efforts in support of internal and external clients. They will develop research project plans including objectives, methodology, deliverables, schedule, and staffing as well as provide status updates of current/ongoing/future efforts to leadership and to the customer in a clear/concise manner. In addition, the ORA will ensure technical quality of products delivered to internal and external clients and help identify and develop new analytical capabilities.
Category
Operations Research
Security Clearance
U.S. Citizenship
Level
Entry-level
Job Locations US-VA-Arlington
The candidate will work in concert with a small team to provide policy and staff support for the implementation and assessment of DoD training policies, activities and will:- Develop, update, and coordinate action memos, decision memoranda, congressional responses, briefing materials, and conduct background research,- Build staffing packages, coordinate response tracking and follow up on responses or questions,- Prepare briefing materials for senior leaders to facilitate and track timely decisions,- Act as focal point for scheduling, preparation and facilitation of meetings including in-person and secure video conferencing, - Work through bureaucratic stoppages and/or logjams, solve problems, mitigate risks, and help keep staffing packages moving through the process,- Participate individually or as a team member on data analysis efforts
Category
Program Analysis
Security Clearance
Secret
Level
Mid-level
Job Locations US-VA-Alexandria
The candidate will conduct analysis to inform decisions by U.S. Navy leadership regarding current and future undersea programs.  They will be required to learn and understand different aspects of submarine systems, technology development, operations, emerging threats, and programmatic considerations.  The candidate will apply operations research techniques to investigate operational tactics and capabilities.  They will conduct modeling and simulation in support of military utility analysis.  Their model development support may include CONOPs development, metrics identification, coding, Q&A, validation, output design, and post processing analysis.   Candidate will work in coordinated teams in the development of integrated assessment products.  This analysis will identify capability needs, key performance parameters, and inform programmatic decisions for U.S. Navy leadership.  
Category
Systems Engineering: Models and Simulation
Security Clearance
Secret
Level
Entry-level
Job Locations US-VA-Alexandria
The candidate will work closely with client Program Managers and Team Leads in the day-to-day management of Acquisition programs and special projects, assisting Government leadership in the understanding, establishment and analysis of existing and future systems definitions and designs based on projected threats and rapid development of new technologies.  This position primarily focuses on supporting SSP’s Nuclear Weapons Surety Acquisition and Operations Branch, responsible for the physical security of nuclear weapons and supporting infrastructure located at Strategic Weapons Facilities overseen by the SSP Program office located in the Washington Navy Yard. The candidate will support efforts including Transit Protection Program and Nuclear Weapons Security Systems program management, systems engineering, operational integration and effectiveness assessments. The candidate will also play a key role in developing, mentoring, and leading a team of Systems Engineers and Program Analysts. The candidate will also identify opportunities for business growth. Supervisory duties may include employee development, performance reviews, and managing employee hours/leave. The candidate may also serve as an Alternate USNS Waters Ship Manager supporting SSP’s Navigation Branch, providing day-to-day management, technical and coordination support when called upon.  Supporting tasks include developing work packages for shipyard availabilities, acting as SSP’s representative for shipyard and topside availabilities and one-of-a-kind tests, and coordinating the USNS Waters schedule to ensure that all organizations have the time required to complete flight missions, navigation and guidance testing, and any other one-of-a-kind tests.
Category
Program Analysis
Security Clearance
Secret
Level
Senior
Job Locations US-DC-District of Columbia
Using your engineering or technical background, provide program analyst support to the Navy customer in the area of flight systems and platform integration. Using your experience, provide solutions and recommendations to the Navy customer to ensure a disciplined approach to the weapon system development. You will review proposed technical drawings, schedules, ship integration plans, and test plans to provide recommendations to the Navy customer. You will also participate in design reviews with the System Integrator and stakeholders on the Program Team. Additional duties include supporting the identification, tracking, and resolution of engineering issues related to technical interfaces, technology insertion / design improvements and other program initiatives while identifying risks and developing mitigation plans for identified cost, schedule, and technical issues. Finally you will assist in preparing briefing materials, issue papers, point papers and ad hoc reports.
Category
Program Analysis
Security Clearance
Secret
Level
Mid-level
Job Locations US-DC-District of Columbia
Seeking multiple candidates with various levels of experience. The candidate will support a PEO (SUB) Program Office as a program manager or project analyst. The candidate will provide management expertise to government Program or Project Managers who oversee Undersea Acoustic Systems, Combat Systems, Imaging Systems, or Training Systems. The candidate will:- Assist in managing, overseeing, and executing research and technology initiatives and weapon system development.- Assist government program managers in developing and managing weapon system development and requirements and acquisition documentation and program actions.- Support government program managers in developing, managing, and evaluating contractual documentation and deliverables from the prime system integrator in support of system design and development acquisition milestones.- Assist in planning, programming, budgeting, and execution (PPBE) for undersea warfare systems. This includes assisting in developing fiscal estimates, exhibits, documents, briefs and schedules to satisfy the PPBE process.
Category
Program Analysis
Security Clearance
Secret
Level
Mid-level
Job Locations US-DC-District of Columbia
Seeking candidates with 10+ years’ experience. The candidate will support a PEO (SUB) Program Office a project manager. The candidate will support government Program or Project Managers in the execution, and support of acquisition programs. The candidate will:- Provide Radar System engineering support to NAVSEA affiliated PEOs and program managers for selected appropriated programs.- Assist in overseeing and executing research and technology initiatives and weapon system development.- Assist government program managers in developing weapon system requirements and acquisition documentation and program actions.- Support government program managers in developing, managing, and evaluating contractual documentation and deliverables from the prime system integrator in support of system design and development acquisition milestones.- Provide engineering realism to the planning, programming, budgeting, and execution (PPBE) for undersea warfare systems. This includes assisting in developing fiscal estimates, exhibits, documents, briefs and schedules to satisfy the PPBE process.
Category
Program Management
Security Clearance
Secret
Level
Mid-level
Job Locations US-DC-District of Columbia
Seeking multiple candidates with 10+ years’ experience. The candidate will support a PEO (SUB) Program Office a business financial manager. The candidate will support government Program or Project Managers in the development, execution, and reporting of budget and financial data. The candidate will:- Provide Undersea Weapon System program and project management support and financial management expertise to NAVSEA affiliated PEOs for selected appropriated programs.- Assist in planning, programming, budgeting, and execution (PPBE) for undersea warfare systems. This includes assisting in developing fiscal estimates, exhibits, documents, briefs and schedules to satisfy the PPBE process.- Prepare, manage and track budgets, spend plans, funding obligation and execution, and other financial programmatic needs. Coordinate with stakeholders to obtain funding data, resolve issues, identify discrepancies, and produce reports related to budget status. Execute Earned Value Management System.- Provide financial management support to contracts for contract performance reports, estimate at completion, change orders/contract mods, statutory requirements, CDRLs, etc.- Develop cost analyses and reports for leadership in response to internal or external inquiries.
Category
Accounting/Finance
Security Clearance
Secret
Level
Mid-level
Job Locations US-DC-District of Columbia
The candidate will support a PEO (SUB) Program Office and act as a program manager or project analyst. The candidate will provide management expertise to government Program or Project Managers who oversee Undersea Acoustic Systems, Combat Submarines, Imaging Systems, or Training Systems. The candidate will:- Assist in managing, overseeing, and executing research and technology initiatives and weapon system development.- Assist government program managers in developing and managing weapon system development and requirements and acquisition documentation and program actions.- Support government program managers in developing, managing, and evaluating contractual documentation and deliverables from the prime system integrator in support of system design and development acquisition milestones.- Assist in planning, programming, budgeting, and execution (PPBE) for undersea warfare systems. This includes assisting in developing fiscal estimates, exhibits, documents, briefs and schedules to satisfy the PPBE process.
Category
Program Analysis
Security Clearance
Secret
Level
Mid-level
Job Locations US-DC-District of Columbia
Seeking multiple candidates with various levels of experience. The candidate will support a PEO (SUB) Program Office and act as a program manager or project analyst. The candidate will provide management expertise to government Program or Project Managers who oversee Undersea Acoustic Systems, Combat Submarines, Imaging Systems, or Training Systems. The candidate will:- Provide Undersea Weapon System subject matter expertise to NAVSEA affiliated PEOs and program managers for selected appropriated programs.- Assist in managing, overseeing, and executing research and technology initiatives and weapon system development.- Assist government program managers in developing and managing weapon system requirements and acquisition documentation and program actions.- Support government program managers in developing, managing, and evaluating contractual documentation and deliverables from the prime system integrator in support of system design and development acquisition milestones.- Assist in planning, programming, budgeting, and execution (PPBE) for undersea warfare systems. This includes assisting in developing fiscal estimates, exhibits, documents, briefs and schedules to satisfy the PPBE process.- Track budgets, spend plans, funding obligation and execution, and other programmatic needs. Coordinate with stakeholders as directed to obtain funding data, resolve issues, identify discrepancies, and produce reports related to budget status. Execute Earned Value Management System.
Category
Program Management
Security Clearance
Secret
Level
Mid-level
Job Locations US-DC-District of Columbia
Seeking multiple candidates with various levels of experience. The candidate will support a PEO (SUB) Program Office and act as a program manager or project analyst. The candidate will provide management expertise to government Program or Project Managers who oversee Undersea Acoustic Systems, Combat Submarines, Imaging Systems, or Training Systems. The candidate will:- Provide Undersea Weapon System subject matter expertise to NAVSEA affiliated PEOs and program managers for selected appropriated programs.- Assist in managing, overseeing, and executing research and technology initiatives and weapon system development.- Assist government program managers in developing and managing weapon system requirements and acquisition documentation and program actions.- Support government program managers in developing, managing, and evaluating contractual documentation and deliverables from the prime system integrator in support of system design and development acquisition milestones.- Assist in planning, programming, budgeting, and execution (PPBE) for undersea warfare systems. This includes assisting in developing fiscal estimates, exhibits, documents, briefs and schedules to satisfy the PPBE process.- Track budgets, spend plans, funding obligation and execution, and other programmatic needs. Coordinate with stakeholders as directed to obtain funding data, resolve issues, identify discrepancies, and produce reports related to budget status. Execute Earned Value Management System.
Category
Program Management
Security Clearance
Secret
Level
Senior
Job Locations US-DC-District of Columbia
The candidate will support a PEO (SUB) Program Office and act as a logistics analyst. The candidate will provide logistics expertise to government Program or Project Managers who oversee Training Systems. The candidate will:- Provide logistics subject matter expertise to NAVSEA affiliated PEOs and program managers for selected appropriated programs.- Assist government program managers in developing weapon system training, maintenance, and logistics requirements and acquisition documentation and program actions.- Support government program managers in developing, managing, and evaluating contractual documentation and deliverables from the prime system integrator in support of system design and development acquisition milestones.
Category
Technicians
Security Clearance
Secret
Level
Mid-level