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C4ISR/National Intelligence Acquisition Analyst 

Arlington, VA

C4ISR/National Intelligence Acquisition Analyst to provide onsite support based out of the Pentagon in Arlington, VA. Please note: role does not have to be performed entirely at the Pentagon--the candidate could work from the Mark Center and potentially onsite with one of the Agencies, and be present in the Pentagon as needed.


The National Intelligence (NI) Portfolio is composed of 49 acquisition programs executed by Defense agencies within the Intelligence Community. The NI Portfolio is responsible for the development, operation, and oversight of the nation’s space-based ISR systems and architectures that deliver capabilities addressing the nation’s highest priority intelligence needs. Oversight and Milestone Decision Authority of the NI Portfolio is shared between USD (A&S) and the Deputy Director of National Intelligence (DDNI). The NI Portfolio systems/architectures provides the foundation for global situational awareness and addresses the nation’s toughest intelligence challenges. We are seeking an experienced C4ISR/National Intelligence Acquisition Analyst to provide subject matter expertise related to the analysis of missions, program goals and objectives, and overall assessments of Intelligence Community systems and systems architectures. Will support the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Strategic, Space, and Intelligence Portfolio Management DASD (SSIPM) in the C4ISR Directorate (primary focus will be on Space-related ISR platforms). The candidate will provide acquisition oversight and program review of Intelligence Community Major Systems Acquisitions (MSA), requirements, and statutory documentation focused on development of Intelligence Community GEOINT and SIGINT systems and architectures; support OUSD (A&S) and DDNI in their roles as co-chairs National Intelligence Acquisition Board (NIABs); and support Intelligence Community Program Reviews of MSAs, Special Interest Acquisitions (SIAs), and Experimental Research Demonstrations (ERD).



  • Active Top Secret clearance with SCI eligibility
  • Master’s Degree
  • 10 years of experience with Intelligence Community systems from an operational and programmatic perspective, with expertise with space systems
  • Knowledge of Intelligence Community Direction 801 with acquisition program management experience
  • Experience supporting senior DoD or IC staffs and work in coordination with Joint Staff, OUSD(I&S), DoD CIO, and OSD CAPE


  • DAWIA Level II or higher certification(s)
  • Focus on GEOINT: NI Portfolio Overview
  • Focused Skill Sets: PMO Experience (Acquisition Analyst - minimum); DoD 5000 Series; ICD 801; Familiarity with ICD 503 and software development metrics.
  • Interagency Experience – NGA, NRO, DIA, NSA, ODNI: Mix of experience with multiple agencies preferred
  • Holistic Systems Programmatic experience: Engineering background is helpful
  • Strategic Oversite and understanding of data flow from collection/sensor to mission execution
  • NI Portfolio focus: NGA Maven, Next Gen Radar Ground, etc.

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