IA Technical Director

Norfolk, VA
Defense – Information Technology /
Regular /
At Agile Defense we know that action defines the outcome and new challenges require new solutions. That’s why we always look to the future and embrace change with an unmovable spirit and the courage to build for what comes next.

Our vision is to bring adaptive innovation to support our nation's most important missions through the seamless integration of advanced technologies, elite minds, and unparalleled agility—leveraging a foundation of speed, flexibility, and ingenuity to strengthen and protect our nation’s vital interests.

Requisition #: IATEC003856

Job Title: IA Technical Director

Location: 471 East C Street Norfolk, Virginia 23511

Clearance Level: Active DoD - Secret

Required Certification(s): 
DoD IAM Level II Certification.
Certified Authorization Professional (CAP), CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP+) CE, Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) or Associate, GIAC Security Leadership Certification (GSLC) or Higher-level certification.

Provide the Military Sealift Command (MSC) Business Systems Branch with program management, systems engineering, software development and integration, advanced data services, and customer focused operational support. As technology evolves, introduce emerging technologies, embrace forward-looking strategies, and implement new and/or significant enhancements to existing Business Systems.
The ISSO Team Lead protects all MSC Business Systems information and information systems in a manner that is commensurate with the national security classification level, sensitivity, value, and criticality of the  information, including protecting MSC Business Systems information from unauthorized disclosure, destruction, or modification while the information is being collected, processed, transmitted, stored, or disseminated.

The ISSO Team Lead support includes:
Managing the security of all IT through the complete system development life cycle, that is acquired,
developed, or used.
Managing the security of all information systems in a cost-effective manner, guided by the application of
sound risk management processes that ensure a level of confidentiality, integrity, and availability of
information in each phase of the system development life cycle.
Conducting periodic assessments and reviews to verify compliance with applicable DoD, DoN and MSC policies that process, store, or transmit MSC Business Systems data.
Investigating information security incidents through incident management and forensic investigation and develop after action reports following significant incidents to address security issues and improve future response efforts.
Implementing security policy best practices and guidance outlined by DoD Instruction 8510.01, NIST
Special Publication (SP) 800 Series and FIPS. Ensure all information systems operating within the MSC Business Systems environment are operating under a valid Authorization to Operate (ATO) and perform continuous monitoring efforts.
Ensuring MSC systems Adhere to Federal Information Security Modernization Act (FISMA) and other Federal laws, related policies, procedures, standards, and guidelines on unclassified information security systems. Ensure that information security management processes are integrated with MSC Business Systems strategic and operational planning processes.
Periodically testing and evaluating information security controls and techniques to ensure that they are effectively implemented.
Developing and maintaining an MSC Business Systems information security program.
Training and overseeing personnel with responsibilities for information security.


Required Certifications
DoD IAM Level II Certification.
Certified Authorization Professional (CAP), CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP+) CE, Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) or Associate, GIAC Security Leadership Certification (GSLC) or Higher-level certification.

Education, Background, and Years of Experience
Bachelor’s Degree in Cybersecurity, Computer Science, Engineering or Math
At least five years of DoD and/or DoN Information Technology and Cybersecurity
experience with at least five years of experience managing information security personnel.


Required Skills
At least three years of experience with Risk Management, Cybersecurity Management, Security Models and Access Controls, Network Protocols, Cybersecurity Architecture, Software Development Security and Database Security for DoD or DoN programs.


Environmental Conditions
Contractor site with 0%-10% travel possible. General office environment. Work is generally sedentary in nature but may require standing and walking for up to 10% of the time. The working environment is generally favorable. Lighting and temperature are adequate, and there are not hazardous or unpleasant conditions caused by noise, dust, etc. Work is generally performed within an office environment, with standard office equipment available.

Strength Demands
Sedentary – 10 lbs. Maximum lifting, occasional lift/carry of small articles. Some occasional walking or standing may be required.   Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally, and all other sedentary criteria are met.

Physical Requirements
Stand or Sit; Walk; See
Employees of Agile Defense are our number one priority, and the importance we place on our culture here is fundamental. Our culture is alive and evolving, but it always stays true to its roots. Here, you are valued as a family member, and we believe that we can accomplish great things together. Agile Defense has been highly successful in the past few years due to our employees and the culture we create together. What makes us Agile? We call it the 6Hs, the values that define our culture and guide everything we do. Together, these values infuse vibrancy, integrity, and a tireless work ethic into advancing the most important national security and critical civilian missions. It's how we show up every day. It's who we are.

Happy - Be Infectious.
Happiness multiplies and creates a positive and connected environment where motivation and satisfaction have an outsized effect on everything we do.

Helpful - Be Supportive.
Being helpful is the foundation of teamwork, resulting in a supportive atmosphere where collaboration flourishes, and collective success is celebrated.

Honest - Be Trustworthy.
Honesty serves as our compass, ensuring transparent communication and ethical conduct, essential to who we are and the complex domains we support.

Humble - Be Grounded.
Success is not achieved alone, humility ensures a culture of mutual respect, encouraging open communication, and a willingness to learn from one another and take on any task.

Hungry - Be Eager.
Our hunger for excellence drives an insatiable appetite for innovation and continuous improvement, propelling us forward in the face of new and unprecedented challenges.

Hustle - Be Driven.
Hustle is reflected in our relentless work ethic, where we are each committed to going above and beyond to advance the mission and achieve success.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)