Information Sharing Environment Career Opportunities
Cybersecurity Management Officer
View this position on USAJobs. Position closes 12/16. The Office of the Program Manager for the Information Sharing Environment (PM-ISE) seeks a successful, motivated technology leader with interest in cybersecurity-related strategy, policy, governance, and oversight. This is the perfect opportunity for an applicant looking for a challenging high visibility assignment with a small high-impact, downtown Washington DC office with government-wide, national-level information sharing and safeguarding missions.
We directly support and interact with agencies and organizations throughout the government daily from the Executive Office of the President to federal, state, local, and tribal government partners. We are particularly looking for a seasoned government employee who is looking for either a lateral move or rotational (detailee) reimbursable assignment. The position will provide significant professional growth opportunity for an individual with experience in areas of cyber, safeguarding, information assurance, policy, strategy, auditing, and monitoring. The applicant will have the opportunity to directly support implementation of related national strategies, PM-ISE priorities and projects conducted in collaboration with the National Security Staff; Office of Management and Budget; federal, state, local, and tribal governments; the private sector; and international partners within the law enforcement, intelligence, defense, homeland security, and diplomatic communities.
There will be exciting and demanding opportunities to oversee high priority projects as this position will be responsible for leading, overseeing, and driving accomplishments in cybersecurity information projects, governance, exercises, and furthering important cyber community relationships. We want a high potential GS-15 to help us provide critical leadership to achieve the long-term ISE vision: National security through responsible information sharing. The PM-ISE work environment is fast paced, with a broad span of government-wide responsibilities; tough national problems to solve; rapidly changing priorities; and relatively little structure. High-performing individuals are recognized, rewarded, and given incentive to advance.
Knowledge, skills, and abilities to address:
- Proven ability to develop, justify, and implement structured recommendations related to the advancement of cybersecurity and broader National Strategy cyber goals.
- Extensive knowledge and experience in Federal cybersecurity related laws, policies, and practices; cybersecurity issues, challenges, and solutions both within and outside the government; and at least one of the following disciplines: counterintelligence, resource management, or program management.
- Excellent analytical and critical thinking skills, including the ability to assess complex programmatic issues and apply diagnostics to assess risks; develop and implement strategic plans, policies, and instructions related to cyber security; and implement innovative solutions related to sensitive issues.
- Outstanding interpersonal skills and the ability to build consensus, work effectively and independently, and influence key stakeholders to build a broad coalition promoting an interagency and national approach to cybersecurity.
Non-Reimbursable Assignee Positions
We are looking for high-performing GS employees seeking career development with expertise in:
Counterterrorism, Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Acquisition, Data Standards, Information Sharing, Policy, Public Affairs, Systems Interoperability, Administration, Information Assurance, Identity and Access Management, Systems Architecture, Data Tagging, Interagency Governance, Cybersecurity, Critical Infrastructure, Performance Management
An assignee position with PM-ISE is a unique opportunity to advance your career. We directly support Executive Offices of the President and lead a significant number of interagency and government-wide initiatives. If you are interested and your management is supportive of a one-year tour, then please contact our Chief of Staff at 202-331-2490 or email us through our Contact Us page. Currently, only assignee positions are available (i.e., those reimbursed by your agency). Subscribe to receive email updates when new items are posted.
This office is a challenging and rewarding place to work that is driven by a complex, government-wide vision: “National security through responsible information sharing.” We are accountable for planning, managing, and overseeing interagency partners in their information sharing operations, but we do not directly control agency programs, their resources, or personnel. We work in close partnership with federal agencies, state, local, and tribal governments, the private sector, and international partners. We have a small team, limited resources, a large portfolio, and a multifaceted set of stakeholders and missions. Our priorities change frequently in response to emerging issues and White House direction. Our operations are characterized as fast paced, dynamic, and sometimes stressful. We work daily with the Nation’s most senior and influential leaders in counterterrorism, law enforcement, homeland security, industry, cybersecurity, and technology. Working directly for numerous organizations within the Executive Office of the President, we successfully conduct our mission at the highest level of the federal government, making a demonstrable impact on a national scale. High performing individuals are recognized, rewarded, and given incentive to advance.
The following is feedback from current assignees:
As a Department of Homeland Security assignee to the PM-ISE, my focus is supporting the DHS mission through the eyes of the Information Sharing Environment (ISE). This approach matches the best of both mission spaces where my subject matter expertise (geospatial) can be applied to information sharing, or more to the point, the removal of barriers to geospatial information sharing. The ISE allows me to work in the areas of policy, interoperability, and architecture across domains (Intel, SBU and Unclassified) and with federal stakeholders and industry partners. The challenges are significant, the opportunities diverse, and the potential mission benefits are limitless.
- DHS Assignee
I really am enjoying my joint duty tour in PM-ISE as a NSA assignee. It is a great place to work and learn about how the government operates. I have had many great experiences working with senior officials from many different parts of the government. As a member of the intelligence community, it is rare to get the chance to interact with and learn about other parts of the government such as law enforcement, homeland security, and health, as well as state, local, and tribal agencies. I now have this wonderful opportunity and am taking full advantage.
- NSA Assignee
I am the DHS assignee to the Classified Information-Sharing and Safeguarding Office, a function assigned to the PM-ISE by the so-called WikiLeaks Executive Order (EO 13587-- Structural Reforms to Improve the Security of Classified Networks and the Responsible Sharing and Safeguarding of Classified Information). As the DHS assignee to CISSO, I support both DHS and CISSO by representing the CISSO perspective to DHS and vice-versa. As part of the CISSO team, I have had many opportunities to contribute to the development of national-level decisions regarding the security and capabilities of federal classified networks. For example, CISSO was the principal support to OMB in defining clear functional targets for agencies to develop improved safeguarding capabilities for their classified networks. I have also had an impact on the federal strategy for establishing interoperable identity and access-management capabilities on federal networks at all classification levels. Such a capability is critical to enabling maximum responsible information sharing, and has been a long-standing personal interest that my assignment at PM-ISE has let me develop.
- DHS Assignee
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