NC3 Cyber & Information/Software Assurance SME

Job Description:


The Air Force Nuclear Weapons Center (AFNWC) Nuclear Command, Control, and Communications Integration Directorate (AFNWC/NC) mission is to deliver integrated NC3 capabilities Warfighters use every day to deter and assure. The new directorate will ensure ongoing NC3 programs, legacy systems and new capabilities are fully integrated as part of the Air Forces overall effort to sustain, modernize, and recapitalize the nuclear enterprise.

Performs engineering tasks, research, studies and analysis that provide engineering, technical, and managerial direction for problem definition, analysis, requirement development, and implementation for complex systems in the engineering disciplines.  



Specific Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Ensure information systems are secure and that data maintained in these systems is protected from unauthorized access.  
  • Oversee and review firewalls and intrusion detection systems that reflect current state of the art in information assurance and monitors and reports on intrusion detection events.  
  • Ensure COTS products (hardware and software) meet current information assurance standards and that security patches released by OEMs are installed and verified.  
  • Ensure that uniquely developed systems and software have required level of information assurance and that designs are compliant with current regulatory requirements.  
  • Evaluate current status of potential information system threats from casual intrusion to intrusions meant to permanently or irreparably degrade system performance of protection.
  • Provide cyber & information/software assurance support to the Directorate, Divisions, or WS programs as required by the Government.



A Subject Matter Expert is an individual whose qualifications and/or particular expertise are exceptional and/or highly unique. Subject Matter Experts do not have specific experience/education qualifications, but are typically identified as recognized Industry leaders for a given area of expertise. Subject Matter Experts typically perform the following kinds of functions: Initiates, supervises, and/or develops requirements from a project’s inception to conclusion for complex to extremely complex programs; Provides strategic advice, technical guidance and expertise to program and project staff; Provides detailed analysis, evaluation and recommendations for improvements, optimization development, and/or maintenance efforts for client-specific or mission critical challenges/issues; Consults with client to define need or problem supervises studies and leads surveys to collect and analyze data to provide advice and recommend solutions.




  • MA/MS Dgree
  • 5 or more years’ experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or Information Technology from an accredited university or institution.



  • Hanscom AFB, MA
  • TOP SECRET/SCI required


All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or status as a Vietnam era or special disabled veteran.


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