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Wideband/Protected SATCOM Analyst

Job Tracking ID:  85347-279053
Location:   Arlington, VA
Job Type:  Full-Time/Regular
Date Updated:  December 31, 2018
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Job Description:

Kratos Defense & Rocket Support is currently seeking a Wideband/Protected SATCOM and Future Satellite Communications Data Base (FSDB) Analyst.


Support the Government in conducting thorough analysis of current Navy SATCOM architecture and provide improvement recommendations to support Navy POM. Provide technical expertise support to the Government by accomplishing the following: drafting, reviewing, and staffing recommended Navy plans, instructions, data calls, strategies, concept papers and requirements documents related to Navy Multiband Terminal, the AN/WSC-6 SHF System, the AN/USC-38 Navy EHF system, the DoD SATCOM Database (SDB), and other current and future systems.

Act as the primary point of contact for all issues and tasks regarding the Future Satellite Communications Data Base (FSDB). This will include liaison with other OPNAV codes, NNWC, other Services, Joint Staff, Combatant Commanders, and OSD.

General Task Areas
Draft, conduct reviews, provide analysis, and support staffing of Joint and Navy initiatives and associated documents (e.g., Initial Capabilities Documents (ICD), Capabilities Documents (CD), Joint Operational Concepts (JOC), and Joint Functional Concepts (JFC)). Provide comments and recommended actions to appropriate N2N6 staff to ensure JCIDS documents meet established DOD, Joint, and Navy C4I requirements.

Support attendance at Navy, Joint, and International forums including Acquisition Review Boards, Operational Test Readiness Reviews, Integrated Product Team meetings, meetings/conferences on emerging technology and related issues, and Joint Requirements Oversight Council (JROC) JCIDS Boards.

Support Government representatives in drafting, editing, and staffing recommended Navy plans, instructions, and requirements documents related to C4I capabilities development to include the processing of Joint Capabilities Integration Development System (JCIDS) documents.

Assist OPNAV N2N6 Requirements Officers in coordinating with SYSCOMs, PEOs, program offices, other Navy and other Service staffs, the Fleet, the Joint Staff, and other stakeholders by reviewing queries, responding to tasks using knowledge and/or experience with Navy TV5 tasker system, tracking issues and/or concerns, and preparing draft responses in the form of clear and concise briefs, point papers, emails, and memos.

Support OPNAV N2N6s role as requirements and resource sponsor in all Planning, Programming, Budgeting and Execution (PPBE) phases, including the preparation of briefings, point papers, spreadsheets, statements on program status, and other products on a wide array of topics, including financial excursions, warfighting capability impacts, manpower and training requirements, science and technology development and transition, and capability wholeness.

Prepare and use products in preparation for Program Objective Memorandum (POM) and program reviews. Provide recommended courses of action to ensure program alignment with N2N6 goals, objectives, and priorities.

Review and recommend updates to budget exhibits, program budget execution and current funding in Navy budget database systems (e.g. Intranet Resource Allocation and Planning System (iRAPS), Program Budget Information System (PBIS), etc.) for all N2N6 programs.

Assist N2N6 in monitoring communications programs and their execution by Navy organizations receiving N2N6 funding. This includes continual review and awareness of current funding in PPBE systems (e.g. iRAPS, PBIS, etc.) for all N2N6 programs.

Articulate N2N6 interests and positions on warfighting mission and capability analyses and apply findings in support of PPBE-related decisions. Analyze proposed and existing modeling & simulation plans and studies, and provide summaries, briefs, and recommended positions to support N2N6 POM planning. Support war-gaming, experimentation, and exercise planning where required.

Support OPNAV N2N6s role as requirements and resource sponsor in all phases of the integrated DOD acquisition and logistics lifecycle management processes, to include familiarity with system engineering tasks. Review, update, and staff Navy Training Systems Plans (NTSPs) and identify potential funding shortfalls. Develop products (e.g., information papers, memos, briefs, etc.) that provide recommended courses of action to accomplish OPNAV N2N6 goals and priorities.

Attend and summarize DoD overarching integrated process teams (OIPT), working integrated process teams (WIPT), and other working groups and executive committee meetings. Conduct regular reviews of relevant Defense Acquisition Executive Summary (DAES) reports, updates to the Acquisition Program Baseline (APB), and assessments of program acquisition strategies. Attend and summarize relevant independent program assessments and Defense Acquisition Boards (DAB), and assist in the preparation of required documentation and reports, which may have detailed and complex technical, administrative, and statutory requirements.

Review and update the Requirements Officer notebook to ensure accuracy. Gain intimate and extensive familiarity of the contents of the Requirements Officer notebook to support the government in answering short timeline data calls from the chain of command or external organizations.

Experience and Skills:
  • 7 years of progressive experience (at least three years of which were in a managerial capacity) in capability definition and operation of IT, space systems, Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) systems and/or unmanned systems.
  • Knowledge of Capital Planning and Investment Control; development of Enterprise Architectures, Standards, Governance, Policy; Information Assurance/Security; the Department of Defense Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution (PPBE) Process; and Naval concepts is highly desired.
  • Must have active DoD TS/SCI Clearance.

Additional Information:
Job Level:   Mid Career (2+ years)
Number of Openings:   1
Years of Experience:  
Level of Education:   BA/BS
Starting Date :   ASAP