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Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO) - NASA Support

Pearl River Technologies
Greenbelt, MD
Expired: July 19, 2023 Applications are no longer accepted.
  • Full-Time

About Us

Pearl River is an SBA certified HUBZone small-disadvantaged business (SDB) providing professional, technical, and administrative support services to federal, state and local government agencies. Through our support and commitment to the HUBZone program, we successfully offer our customers the highest quality of service, while creating opportunities and growth for our employees.


As an Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO), you will ensure that the GSFC Flight Dynamics Facility (FDF) IT infrastructure is secure and in compliance with NASA security policies. This position supports a group of flight dynamics engineers in the GSFC Flight Dynamics Facility (FDF). The FDF is a NASA Mission Essential Infrastructure facility that provides multi-mission services for a wide range of robotic and human space flight spacecraft missions like James Webb Space Telescope (JWST), Artemis missions to the moon and SpaceX Dragon vehicle support.

• Ensure implementation and maintenance of the System Security Plan (SSP) and it's compliant to Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) & NIST standards (NIST 800-53, NIST 800-37, etc.)
• Resolve security findings and non-compliance through developing Plan of Actions & Milestones (POA&M) and creating Risk-Based Decisions (RBD).
• Conduct Risk Assessments (RA) and provide vulnerability reports against new and existing infrastructure to minimize organizational and environmental risk.
• Responsible for preparing, planning, and coordinating the annual A&A (assessment and accreditation) to obtain and renew the contracts Authorization to Operate (ATO) from the Agency.
• Create and maintain security documents and provide continuous monitoring efforts to ensure policies, regulations, and operating procedures are concurrent with the latest FIPS, NIST, and NASA Procedural Requirements.
• Conduct vulnerability scans through Nessus Scanner and provide remediation efforts and guidance to mitigate risks.

Required Degree & Experience
• BA or BS in Technology or related field or equivalent experience, 4 + years of experience.
• CompTIA Security+

Required Skills
• TCP/IP networking and troubleshooting
• NIST controls
• SSH, Firewalls, and VPN's
• Scanning operating systems for vulnerabilities and identifying remediation methods
• User level knowledge of Windows server and Linux systems
• Attention to detail and ability to write technical documentation that is consistent with federal guidelines
• Understanding of NIST Standards, FIPS, and Risk Management Framework (RMF)
• Risk detection and mitigation
• Previous enterprise government security experience

Desired Skills
• CISCO UCS, NetApp SAN ESi or ESX hosts, SRM, VMware
• Active Directory

Security Clearance Requirements
• Must be eligible to obtain a DoD Secret Security Clearance

US citizenship required / EEO/AA / E-Verify Participation

As an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, Pearl River Technologies LLC provides equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants without regard to an individual's protected status, including race/ethnicity, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, creed, age, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, including pregnancy, childbirth, or related conditions, disability, military service, veteran status, genetic information, or any other protected status.


Pearl River Technologies

Greenbelt, MD
20770 USA



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