• Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO)

    Job Locations US-DC-Washington
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Cyber Security
    Clearance Level
    Top Secret/ SCI eligibility
  • Company Description

    Spry is a certified Small Disadvantaged Business (SDB) headquartered in McLean, VA. Spry provides Enterprise, C4IT, Management, and Cyber Solutions to the federal government and commercial entities. Founded in 2001, Spry Methods was built on the foundation of combining industry knowledge with unmatched responsiveness to produce results for our customers. Our goal is to build a business dedicated to the maximization of value for all stakeholders starting with our employees, our customers, and our community. We recognize that talented and dedicated employees are our most valued assets and the foundation of our success. Guided by these principles, we have established an impressive track record of proven past performance serving our customers within the Commercial, Federal Civilian, DoD, and Intelligence Communities. A CMMI Level 3 certified and ISO 9001:2008 registered company, Spry is committed to quality and continuous improvement.


    Spry Methods is seeking an Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO) to provide support for the FBI.

    Job Responsibilities and/or Success Factors

    • Provide security guidance and expertise for classified and unclassified systems
    • Develop security management documentation for variety of applications and tools that are used in FBI's mission
    • Manage system policies, procedures, guidelines, and all security related tasks
    • Conduct vulnerability scans, assessments, and patch management
    • Ensure configuration management is in line with FBI requirements
    • Develop and manage System Security Plans (SSP) and all FBI security documentation

    Required skills and experience include

    • Must have an active Top Secret with SCI eligibility
    • Must be willing to take and pass a Counter Intelligence Polygraph (CI Poly)
    • Must have at least one of the following: Certified Information Security Auditor (CISA) or a Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP)
    • At least 5 years of information security and security management support
    • Ensuring that Stakeholders adhere to Federal Information Assurance policies and procedures to acquire and maintain an Information System's Authority to Operate (ATO) under The Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) of 2002 following NIST 800-53 guidelines and NIST 800-53a security controls assessment practices
    • Guide systems engineering design and development toward a "baked-in" security design using Information Assurance best practices as well as FBI-specific policies and guidelines
    • Expert knowledge and hands-on experience with FISMA Systems, NIST 800-series guidelines, Intelligence Community Directive 503 (ICD 503), Committee on National Security Systems (CNSS) Instructions, FIPS, C&A requirements and processes, Continuous Monitoring Framework experience and its tools, Plan of Action & Milestones (POA&M) policies, and vulnerability/patch management
    • Proficient with vulnerability and scanning tools and well-versed in interpreting risk posture resulting from assessment reports. Experience in project management and tracking, and the Microsoft suite of office products
    • Guide engineering development for the security design using IA enabled products
    • Maintain up to date documents such as procedures, work instructions, plans and manuals
    • Very knowledgeable of FISMA, NIST, previous C&A experience, continuous monitoring experience, vulnerability management, scanning, risk management, project management, proficient with Microsoft products - Word, Excel, PowerPoint

    Preferred skills

    • Relevant background in security management, NIST understanding, and FISMA requirements

    EEO Statement

    At Spry, we believe talented and dedicated employees are our most valued assets and the foundation of our success. We are committed to crafting a diverse and inclusive workplace that endorses engagement, creativity, quality and innovation.


    We are proud to be an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and as such, we evaluate qualified candidates in full consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, age, disability status, protected veteran status, and any other protected status.


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