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Senior NC3 Technical Analyst at ANSER

Posted in Military/Defense 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time
Location: Arlington, Virginia

Job Description:

ANSER enhances national and homeland security by strengthening public institutions.  We provide thought leadership for complex issues through independent analysis and we deliver practical, useful solutions.  ANSER values collaboration, integrity, and initiative and we are client focused in all that we do. Because we were established for the purpose of public service and not for profit, we measure our success in the impact of our service. 


TOP SECRET Opportunity in supporting Nuclear Command, Control, and Communications (NC3) Systems.  This position is a unique opportunity to demonstrate initiative, innovation, and use your vast past experience, knowledge, and skills in contract support of the Deputy Chief of Staff for Strategic Deterrence and Nuclear Integration (AF/A10) in the area of NC3.   Senior NC3 Technical Analyst will provide direct support to A10N’s efforts to assess NC3 programs, policies, and capabilities and ensure the Air Force budgets, develops, acquires, supports, and maintains assigned NC3 systems and Air Force elements of the National Military Command System (NMCS).  Analyst will also assist A10N in the areas of plans, requirements, capability sustainment, capability modernization, programming and budget to include support in governance oversight of NC3 capabilities.


  • Provide subject matter expertise regarding network communications and cybersecurity related to the NC3 system and associated support systems.

  • Provide radio frequency communications expertise related to assessing waveform propagation characteristics in the presence of nuclear weapon induced noise environments and technical, architectural and procedural solutions.

  • Collaborate with NC3 Stakeholders to identify shortfalls in the performance of acquisition programs. Support issue resolution and identify resourcing solutions.

  • Assess and analyze exercises of Air Force NC3 capabilities; support analysis of NC3 capabilities and implementation of the Air Force Nuclear Enterprise assessment framework.

  • Build consensus with NC3 Community of Interest to monitor and drive corrections to shortfalls in NC3 system operational performance and logistical support. Support issue resolution by integrating expertise across organizations and identify resourcing solutions.

  • Assess the status of critical Air Force NMCS and NC3 nodes and communication links to meet survivability, endurability, and nuclear hardness standards. Support resolution effort when standards are not met

  • Assist Air Force nuclear and NC3 authorizing officials in identifying and implementing cybersecurity standards in accordance with the Department of Defense’s (DoD’s) risk management framework.

  • Support A10N efforts to build and coordinate Air Force plans and roadmaps to meet and maintain cybersecurity requirements.

  • Provide subject matter expertise regarding the effects of high altitude electromagnetic pulse (HEMP) on facilities, weapons platforms, and communications systems.

  • Provide subject matter expertise regarding source region EMP, x-ray, gamma ray and neutron effects on facilities, weapons platforms and communications.

  • Provide satellite systems expertise related to space-based missile warning and satellite communications (both space and ground segment as well as communications links) with emphasis on operations in the presence of nuclear weapon induced noise environments.

  • Assess the status of critical Air Force NMCS and NC3 nodes and communication links to overcome scintillation, amplitude fading and blackout effects, meet survivability and nuclear hardness standards and identify any shortfalls and/or vulnerabilities.

  • Review and assess strategic plans, operational concepts, operational plans, and capability requirements for nuclear command and control (NC2) capabilities and NC3 systems supporting national and CCMD warfighting requirements.

  • Assess joint strategic and theater nuclear doctrine and operational plans and its implications for NC2/NC3.


  • Active TOP SECRET clearance with Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) eligibility

  • Familiarity with national and DoD policy specifying NC3 requirements.

  • Understanding of Air Force NC3 programs, policies, and capabilities. 

  • Knowledge and experience with current and emerging computer network attack and computer network defense methods.

  • Expertise in network communications, particularly architectural design and cybersecurity and associated vulnerabilities.

  • Proficiency in radio frequency communications, with a focus on waveform propagation characteristics and technical solutions.


  • Experience in providing day-to-day staff support and conducting HAF-level staffing functions or with similar organizations

  • Current Passport

  • Master’s Degree in related field

  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally

  • Demonstrated experience working in complex environments with multiple POCs.

*Please note, this position is contingent upon contract award.

Bachelors and fourteen (14) years or more of experience, or a Masters and twelve (12) or more of experience.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendment Act (ADAAA), if you have a disability and would like to request an accommodation in order to apply for a position with ANSER, please call 703-416-2000 or e-mail
ANSER is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We seek individuals from a broad variety of backgrounds with varying levels of experience who have a desire to do meaningful work. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote regardless of race, color, gender, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, age, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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