The USCYBERCOM Directorate of Plans and Policy (J5) is responsible for cyberspace strategies, policies, doctrine, deliberate plans, and the synchronization and coordination of each with combatant commands (CCMDs), Service Components, US Government agencies, and allies and coalition partners. Deliberate planning includes the management and implementation of the Adaptive Planning Process from strategic guidance to completion of USCYBERCOM level one through level four contingency plans. J5 is responsible for campaign and contingency planning, assessments and partnerships. The J5 establishes and sustains the Joint Planning Group (JPG).
The J5 Directorate coordinates with commercial vendors, DoD, and other US Government partners, as permitted by law, for capabilities research, development, technical assurance, and sharing. The Directorate conducts analysis of investments in cyberspace requirements, and participates in cyber capabilities based assessments (CBAs) and Initial Capabilities Documents (ICDs). Furthermore, the J5 Directorate conducts identification, assessment, and advocacy of current and future operational cyber requirements across CCMDs.
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The Cyberspace Policy Analyst:
- Conducts research, analysis, development, and coordination of strategy, policy, and doctrine for cyberspace operations at the national, DOD, Service, and Command level
- Provides technical expertise on executive-level projects, analyzes, assesses, and develops future strategies, policies, and doctrines governing cyberspace operations
- Supports inter-agency and coalition policy formulations on cyberspace issues, ensuring authorities, concerns, and equities are accurately represented
- Maintains awareness of and reports significant cyber-related policy issues affecting the DOD and USCYBERCOM
- Provides concise, actionable communications to senior officials, both written and orally
- Performs analysis and critical thinking, assesses programmatic issues, conducts risk analysis, and proposes innovative and achievable solutions
- Possesses a general understanding and knowledge of existing joint cyberspace policies
- With minimal guidance, conducts research and analysis, and contributes to the development and coordination of strategy, policy, and doctrine for cyberspace operations
- Plans and prepares for interactions with researchers and policy makers and provides background support and current status for documents and presentations
- Assists with the development of reports and briefings on policy, strategy, and doctrine activities
- Assists with policy formulations on cyberspace issues and researches authorities, concerns, and equities to ensure accurate representation
- MUST HAVE AN ACTIVE TS/SCI POLY CLEARANCE
- Minimum five years of experience as a Cyberspace Policy Analyst or related functional area
- Minimum of Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Cybersecurity, Computer Engineering, or related discipline
- Strong attention to detail and organizational skills. Excellent communications skills.
- Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
Five to nine years of experience as a Cyberspace Policy Analyst or related functional area.
Joint Cyber Analysis Course (JCAC), Cyber Operations Training Course (COTC), Joint Network Attack Course (JNAC) or other DoD cyber operations courses
COMPTIA Network+, COMPTIA Security+, CompTIA Advanced Security Practitioner (CASP), Certified Ethical Hacker (C|EH), ISC2 Certified Information Systems Security Professional(CISSP) or other cybersecurity certifications.