As a slightly amusing coda to the story of Edward Snowden, take a look at this Booz Allen job listing posted May 22 for an Information Security Engineer in Honolulu, Hawaii. You could literally be the next Snowden if you have the right stuff.
Support a client's information assurance (IA) program manager to provide effective IA development, implementation, operation, maintenance, and modification to meet DoD and DON IA requirements in support of major communication systems. Assist IAM to research, analyze, implement, accredit, manage risk, and maintain detailed IA policies, plans, and programs. Work with the IT system owners to coordinate with command security requirements and provide systems engineering to support the certification and accreditation (C&A) manager. Develop and review documentation and artifacts for Defense Information Assurance Certification and Accreditation Process (DIACAP) packages for the command and subordinate commands. Conduct C&A validation testing, document results, and recommend steps for the remediation and mitigation of vulnerabilities. Coordinate with representatives of the Certifying Authority (CA) and Designated Approving Authority (DAA) to attain Authority to Operate (ATO) for systems and networks. This position is located in Honolulu, HI.
—4+ years of experience with network engineering or Information Assurance
—3+ years of experience with DIACAP or DITSCAP certification and accreditation within the last 5 years
—Top Secret clearance required
—IAM Level II 8570.01 M Certification (i.e. CAP, GSLC, CISM or CISSP)
—Experience with Navy IA and C&A processes
—Experience with computer network defense
—Experience with host-based security systems (HBSS)
—BA or BS degree preferred
—Fully Qualified Navy Validator Certification
Applicants selected will be subject to a security investigation and may need to meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information; Top Secret clearance is required.
Dependence on these kind of contractors to perform IT support jobs that entail giving the contractors access to vast reams of secret data is clearly a huge weakness in the overall web of surveillance. From the standpoint of advocates of massive government secrecy, this undermines the secrecy. And from the standpoint of worrying about your privacy, it undermines assurances that private data won't be misused. At any rate, huge opportunity here for anyone with "IAM Level II 8570.01 M Certification (i.e., CAP, GSLC, CISM or CISSP), since I think at one point or another we've all thought it would be nice to have a well-paid job in Hawaii.