Active Detection and Prevention Team Lead in Washington, DC at General Dynamics Information Technology

Date Posted: 8/15/2019

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Job Description

Today’s Cyber targets never stop moving – that’s why we never stand still. From protecting our nation’s critical infrastructure to securing the tactical edge, cybersecurity is embedded in everything we do. Amongst our numerous cyber programs, our JSP DCO program is at the forefront of GDIT’s cyber capabilities protecting one of our nation’s most important networks. JSP is undergoing a transformation as they transition to forward leaning areas of cybersecurity.  Be part of that transformation and join our mission!

The Joint Service Provider (JSP) Defense Cyber Operations Internal Defense Measures (DCO IDM) program is searching for an Active Detection and Prevention (ADP) Team Lead at the Pentagon in Arlington, VA.

NOTE:  This is a CONTINGENT full-time, onsite position. Due to the type of access this role entails, telecommuting is not allowed. 


  • Leads onsite support, staffing plan/roster for the 24x7x365 ADP offices located in the Pentagon, and potential surge support to meet mission critical AS&W requirements.
  • Serves as the cyber protection architect for JSP enterprise; takes responsibility for helping to develop and implement the next-generation security architecture for the Pentagon. 
  • Manages active defense and prevention network security monitoring functions for the Attack Sensing &Warning (AS&W) of JSP tenants and customers throughout the National Capital Region. The JSP sensor grid includes the Intrusion Detection Systems (IDS), Wireless IDS (WIDS), Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS), Wireless Intrusion Prevention System (WIPS), web content filtering, enterprise  proxy, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) decryption, firewall, Packet Capture (PCAP), net flow, session and system log data which is fed and correlated in the enterprise Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) System.
  • Operates the JSP ADP Program IAW applicable CNDSP Evaluation Scoring Metrics, DoD and CJCSM regulations along with CND SOPs and government direction. This capability will be required for U.S. Secret, U.S. Unclassified networks, and a commercial connection.


  • Active TS/SCI security clearance (DIA Adjudicated or capable of reciprocal acceptance by DIA)
  • Bachelor of Science in Computer Science or Information Systems
  • 7+ years experience with IDS/IPS
  • DoD 8570 IAT Level III certification
  • DoD 8570 CND Manager baseline certification
  • Demonstrate expert-level knowledge in planning, directing, and managing projects/operations in an organization similar in size to this acquisition
  • Demonstrate the ability to provide metrics and reports from information captured by the SEIM
  • Demonstrate expert-level knowledge and supervision of employees of various labor categories and skills in efforts similar in size and scope as this acquisition
  • Demonstrate expert-level knowledge in Intrusion Detection/Intrusion Prevention field or related area
  • Demonstrate expert-level knowledge of industry accepted standards and best practices related to ADP Project Management
  • Demonstrate a successful track record on delivering on time and within budget for with large/complex projects
  • Demonstrate experience with researching and fielding new and innovative technology
  • Demonstrate experience in laboratory management and operations
  • Demonstrate experience in procurement of IT hardware
  • Demonstrated expert-level knowledge of industry accepted standards and best practices related to demonstration, pilot, and test management and operations
  • Experience in data center consolidation while maintaining connectivity from remote sites.


  • 5 or more years IDS/IPS experience in DOD environment
For more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology has served as a trusted provider of information technology, systems engineering, training, and professional services to customers across federal, state, and local governments, and in the commercial sector. Over 40,000 GDIT professionals deliver enterprise solutions, manage mission-critical IT programs, and provide mission support services worldwide. 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.','industry