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     Date Submitted:25-07-2011
     Last Modified:31-07-2011 (04:30)
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     Current job:Information Assurance Analyst
     Employment Term:Either
     Job location:Europe only
     Date available:immediately
     Industry:Business Services
     KeywordsInformation Management Information Security Information Technology


    Accomplished Information Technology professional with expertise in DoD Information Assurance including the Certification and Accreditation Process (DIACAP), vulnerability management and physical security.  Experience includes risk assessment, continuity of operations, disaster recovery planning and physical security, eEye Retina Scans, eEye Retina Enterprise Management (REM) and Vulnerability Management System (VMS), Open Storage Management and Protected Distribution System (PDS) evaluation and certification.  Highly motivated and experienced, professional with the determination to see things through. Eagerly accepts responsibilities and opportunities.



    CIBER INC.                           2010 – 2011

    Information Assurance Analyst

    Member of the Vulnerability Management team at the 84 NOS/Det 4 at Ramstein AB, Germany.  Responsibilities include:

    •Conducting eEye Retina scans on systems and devices throughout United States Air Forces in Europe (USAFE)

    •Using REM to set up address groups, schedule jobs and monitor job statuses

    •Completing Remedy tickets for findings

    •Reviewing the outcomes and requesting approval for mitigations in the Vulnerability Management System (VMS)

    •Analyzing Retina scan results to provide metrics information to management showing the progression of resolving the findings.


    COMPUTER SCIENCES CORPORATION                             2010 – 2010

    Information Assurance Engineer (Information Security)

    Responsible for the Certification & Accreditation (C&A) of the Department of Defense Schools in Europe (DoDDS-E) under the DoD Information Assurance Certification & Accreditation Process (DIACAP).  This includes screening the systems using the DoDI 8500.2 Information Assurance controls, the necessary Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIG) and use of the DISA Gold Disk to ensure servers and workstations have the proper baseline.  Resulting documents for the C&A package include the System Information Profile (SIP), Plan of Action & Milestones (POA&M) and Score Card.  Other documents include the hardware/software list, connectivity diagram, Continuity of Operations Plan/Disaster recovery Plan, and DIACAP Implementation Plan (DIP).

    ALION SCIENCE , GERMANY, Germany                               2008 - 2010

    NORTHROP GRUMMAN, Germany         

    Information Assurance Manager (Information Security)

    Serving as the focal point for information assurance and physical security issues for the Global Command and Control System-Air Force (GCCS-AF). Responsible for developing proposed solutions, training programs, policy and guidance for 1 ACOS program managers and administrators as well as GCCS-AF users. Responsibilities include:

    •Performing site visits at offices where GCCS-AF workstations are to be installed to ensure the area is secure enough for GCCS operations. 

    •Updating the site survey checklist to reflect the current DODI 8500.2 physical security standards. 

    •Tracking all Information Assurance Vulnerability Alerts that affect GCCS-AF and downloads the patches and mitigations used while patches are tested on this program managed system before install.

    •Reviewing and updates the Information Assurance Guidance document provided to the GCCS-AF users at each site. 

    •Creating and maintaining the Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) for GCCS-AF program office at Ramstein Air Base.


    NORTHROP GRUMMAN, Germany                                   2006 - 2008

    Information Assurance Manager

    Member of the Certification and Accreditation team which performed the verifications on Army systems and recommended them for certification by the Agent of the Certifying Authority (ACA).  Duties included:

    •Certification and accreditation of network enclaves, certain individual servers, local area networks (wired and wireless), applications, and video teleconferencing systems. 

    •Preparing Department of Defense (DoD) Information Assurance Certification and Accreditation Process (DIACAP) packages for the signature and approval of the Certifying Authority (CA) and Designated Approval Authority (DAA). 

    •Verification of Protected Distribution Systems (PDS) in accordance with NSTISSI No. 7003, for certification and approval by the ACA and DAA. 

    •Provide support to the Computer Verification Station for exercises.  This Computer Verification Station is used to ensure all computers and servers that are to be on the exercise local area network are Information Assurance Vulnerability Alert (IAVA) compliant and that there is no unauthorized software or equipment (such as wireless network cards) installed.


    NORTHROP GRUMMAN, Germany                                 2006 - 2006

    Telephone Control Officer

    Responsible for issuing and tracking cellular phones, Blackberry e-mail devices and satellite telephones.  Responsible for testing the operation of the telephones before issued.  Tracked databases containing the inventory and the bills for the telephones and Data Switch Network (DSN) lines. 

    NORTHROP GRUMMAN, Germany                               2005 - 2006

    Information Assurance Officer

    As a member of the simulations team at DOS-FWD at Camp Aachen, Grafenwoehr, Germany, responsible for the completion of the Interim Approval to Operate (IATO) for each exercise.  Also responsible for overseeing information security during exercises. .  After exercises ensured all hard drives were wiped, certified as clear and properly stored.  Responsible for general maintenance on desktop systems of local Nothrop Grumman employees.  Also assisted in the preparation and conducting of exercises.  This included:


    •Preparation of systems for exercises by setting up servers and clients with Red Hat Linux and the Joint Conflict and Tactical Simulation (JCATS) software.  Servers were hand-installed and laptops were imaged with Ghost. 

    •Installed Windows Server software for Windows based exercise systems.

    •Assisted with the monitoring of the server output for any server or client problems, analyzed and corrected problems as needed. 

    •Provided technical assistance with laptops used in the exercises.


    ELECTRONIC DATA SYSTEMS, Germany                      2004 - 2004

    System Administrator

    Responsible for answering calls at the telephone helpdesk and assisting customers using System Management System (SMS) remote access.  Also used Directory Resource Administrator (DRA) to modify accounts, i.e., changing passwords, unlocking accounts and adding users to groups.  Used Remedy software to track and work tickets from start to finish.

    DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY, Germany                                         2003-2004

    Information Assurance Manager

    Responsible for advising and training 150 Information Assurance Officers on their responsibilities of keeping a vigilant eye on computer security issues in their sections. 

    •Completed certification and accreditation on three SIPRNet DITSCAPs. 

    •Technician for SIPRNet computers and Defense Message System (DMS) computers.  Used Harris Stat to manage Information Assurance Vulnerability Alerts (IAVA).

    •Worked closely with network and system administrators and the help desk to insure all devices, servers and workstations were in compliance according to IAVAs.

    •Investigated possible virus/worm attacks and took appropriate action.  Took immediate action, in accordance with commander policy for users violating e-mail privileges such as forwarding chain letters and hoax messages. 

    •Carefully handled pornography downloads discovered on network computers following rules of custody to prevent contaminating evidence. 

    •Monitored for and controlled the use of unauthorized hardware on the LAN.  Maintained the DITSCAP for the Landstuhl Regional Medical Center NIPRNet.


    UNITED STATES AIR FORCE                                    1978 – 1998

    •Administrative Specialist/System Administrator

    •Orderly Room Specialist – involved in the daily administrative duties in conducting personnel actions and supporting the commander and First Sergeant in Air Force Orderly Rooms

    •Administrative specialist in the Air University Accounting and Finance Office

    •Functional Analyst for the Publishing Distribution Office System (PDOS) which was a software application for managing the publications and forms warehouses on Air Force installations

    •System Administrator for PDOS for the United States Air Forces in Europe (USAFE), assisting PDOS users with the software as needed

    •System Administrator for a UNIX mini-computer and a Novel server for the USAFE Information Management Deputy Chief of Staff

    •Tested new products for recommendation for the USAFE  preferred hardware list

    •Set up and maintained laptops for senior leaders in USAFE



    ·         Master of Science, Information Technology, University of Maryland University College – Heidelberg, Germany

    ·         Master’s Level Certificate in Information Assurance, University of Maryland University College – Heidelberg, Germany

    ·         Bachelor of Arts, Computer Studies, University of Maryland University College –

    ·         Heidelberg, Germany

    ·         Associates of Applied Science, Administrative Management, Community College of the Air Force, CCAF/DF, Maxwell AFB, AL


    Operating Systems:        Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003 & 2008



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