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General Dynamics Information Technology Senior Policy Analyst REMOTE in Wichita, Kansas

Type of Requisition: Regular

Clearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain: None

Public Trust/Other Required: None

Job Family: Policy Analysis

At GDIT, people are our differentiator. As a Senior Policy Analyst supporting the VA Enterprise Security Architecture (ESA) Modernization Support project, you will be trusted to work actively with GDIT security and Cyber-Security professionals to support our VA customer.

Our mission within the VA is to ensure Veteran’s information, VA information systems and infrastructure is cybersecurity ready. GDIT will accomplish this while ensuring the resiliency of VA’s cybersecurity infrastructure through proactive monitoring, adaptive responses, adherence to Federal requirements and best practices, and the recruitment, retention, and development of a world-class cybersecurity workforce.

The ideal Senior Policy Analyst will have professional experience to advance the organization’s mission in public policy as well as be able to understand and define the effects of changes in policy and their impact on an agency's mission and function. The right candidate must have knowledge and experience in developing and applying expertise on a diverse portfolio of policy issues.


  • Plan, develop, and assist in the coordination and communication of new policies, strategies, and procedures relevant to the implementation of security guidance and solutions

  • Research, recommend, develop, maintain, and update cybersecurity policies, to include use of new and emerging technology (e.g. WiFi, cloud, mobile devices), software, hardware, and other IT-related systems (e.g. VoIP, Building Automation Systems).

  • Verify policies, strategies, and procedures comply with

  • Examine incoming requests for exceptions to policy and draft recommended decision memorandum to include requisite mitigation strategies

  • Analyzes policies including new OMB mandates, FedRAMP, FISMA and assesses the impact to VA ESA. Assesses how the implementation and compliance on new policies impact VA stakeholders, including product line management, product owners and OI&T sustainment activities

  • Participate in intra-agency policy working groups (e.g. ZeroTrust) and provide cybersecurity policy subject matter expertise

  • Respond to memos, emails and phone inquiries regarding security policies and standards

  • Help maintain the contents of the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) web page and web portal website

  • Maintain databases for tracking incoming and outgoing policy documents, policy inquiries, exception requests

  • Provide status reports as required. Prepare contract deliverables to include Trend Analysis reports, Quarterly Status Reports, etc.

  • Assist in preparing testimony and supporting documentation for ESA and VA leadership and reports


Required Skills and Experience

  • BS/BA with 7 years’ experience. Eight (8) years of additional relevant experience may be substituted for education

  • Experience in researching, developing, writing, and editing cybersecurity policies, best practices, standards, processes and procedures

  • Experience in research and analysis of information system issues and trends, and research and development in a technical discipline/field

  • Knowledge of, and experience drafting policy for, new technology, specifically cloud computing environments, cloud adoption, data classification,

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; strong organizational skills; research, analysis, and writing skills

  • Strong customer service and interpersonal skills to effectively relate to agency and customer needs; ability to build working relationships with leaders and key stakeholders

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office

  • Some experience with the creation of IT security requirements, technical security safeguards, countermeasures, risk management, contingency planning, and data communications networking

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team; ability to take initiative with minimal direction and to solve problems

  • Deep understanding of compliance requirements, standards, and guidelines governing security within the Federal Government (e.g., NIST publications, FISMA, FedRAMP, and Department memoranda)

  • Experience and knowledge of responding to federal audits and reviews (e.g., Office of the Inspector General)

  • Must be able to meet customer facility COVID requirements

  • US Citizenship is required

  • Ability to obtain a Public Trust clearance

Desired Skills and Experience

· Familiarity working with VA information systems

· One or more of the following certifications:

· Certified Information Security Manager (CISM)

· Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)

· Certified in Risk and Information System Control (CRISC)

· Active VA clearance

This position requires being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by January 18, 2022 or the start date, if after January 18. Individuals who work in or reside in Florida, Montana, Tennessee, Texas, or work outside of the United States may be excluded from this requirement.

We are GDIT. The people supporting some of the most complex government, defense, and intelligence projects across the country. We deliver. Bringing the expertise needed to understand and advance critical missions. We transform. Shifting the ways clients invest in, integrate, and innovate technology solutions. We ensure today is safe and tomorrow is smarter. We are there. On the ground, beside our clients, in the lab, and everywhere in between. Offering the technology transformations, strategy, and mission services needed to get the job done.

GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.