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Job Summary

Knowledge Consulting Group
Washington, DC 20001
Computer/IT Services
Job Type
Full Time
Years of Experience
2+ to 5 Years
Education Level
Bachelor's Degree
Job Reference Code

FISMA Analyst

About the Job

Knowledge Consulting Group (KCG) is one of the largest privately held cybersecurity services firms in the United States; serving as a Federal Government Contractor and supporting Commercial customers. We operate as a trusted cyber advisor to our customers across the country. We take great pride in maintaining a single focus on being the leader in cybersecurity services, providing risk management, governance, operations, and compliance services, utilizing our CISO framework methodology. We are uniquely positioned as a trusted cyber advisor with over 90 percent of our cyber professionals holding security clearances and security-specific certifications. With over 12 years of experience in providing cybersecurity services to our customers, we have a strong record of past performance in advising and executing cyber missions for all types of organizations and sectors.

Applicants selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information. Minimum Level 5 Moderate Risk Public Trust required.


The HHS FISMA Program has ongoing activities that are required to be performed on a daily, monthly, quarterly and annual basis. This includes collecting and analyzing the FISMA data submitted by OPDIVs, organizing working group meetings, generating dashboards, distributing reports, reporting to management, and developing weekly status reports. The team must also coordinate with Enterprise Architecture (EA), Policy, Enterprise Performance Lifecycle (EPLC) and Capital Planning and Investment Control (CPIC) to ensure all FISMA requirements are in alignment.

  • Facilitate and support quarterly and annual FISMA reporting activities
  • Assist in the development of dashboards and analytics regarding data collected from various data sources;
  • Populate and distribute internal OPDIV FISMA performance dashboards, develop communications to accompany dashboards and, in collaboration with HHS staff, respond to all related inquiries
  • Provide logistical and administrative support and materials for meetings and monthly working groups
  • Maintain FISMA standard operating procedures (SOP) to be reflective of current processes, tools and requirements


B.A. or B.S. in related field and two years of information assurance services

experience. One of the two years experience shall be in a lead security design or technical task/program leadership position. B.A. or B.S. may be substituted with 4 years of professional Information Assurance services experience.

Experience shall be in a related security technology or discipline such as security assessments (planning & compliance, architecture, audits, risk & vulnerability identification), creating and implementing security concepts and policy, encryption technology, firewall technology, information protection and/or security training and awareness.

Responsible for applying information assurance expertise and knowledge to either network and/or enterprise security, specifically to FISMA support services. Is familiar with and able to apply industry “best practices” security methodologies. Experienced in managing major areas of information assurance to include oversight of FISMA tasks, such as, but not limited to: collecting, analyzing and reporting FISMA data (monthly, annually), coordination across an enterprise to ensure FISMA requirements are met.  Interfaces with all necessary levels of management and staff regarding Information Assurance services. Keeps aware of local, national, and international trends and developments in the area of information security and relates them to the needs of the client.

Possess the following experience:

  • Awareness of current information security issues and the ability to interpret the requirements of relevant policies and standards set forth in NIST documentation, specifically, 800-37, 800-53A, FIPS-199/200, and 800-30.
  • Knowledge of NIST in regards to how it applies to FISMA reporting.  
  • Ability to work effectively in a team management environment and participate in collaborative initiatives which foster the mutual exchange of knowledge and expertise.
  • Must be able to multi-task, work independently and as part of a team, share workloads, and deal with sudden shifts in project priorities.

Time can be split between Reston and DC location. Candidates must be willing to travel to DC for meetings.

Strong verbal and written communication skills are highly preferred.  It is highly desired that candidates possess strong interpersonal skills.  Candidates must be fluent in the English language.

Candidates may be asked to provide a writing sample.

Knowledge Consulting Group is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.

If interested in the position, please apply directly through our website:



If you have questions or have trouble applying, you may contact:  katie.hanson@knowledgecg.com.


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