Mission Assurance (MA)/Critical Infrastructure Analyst at ANSER in Washington, Washington DC

Posted in Information Technology 11 days ago.

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.

ANSER is seeking a senior analyst for Mission Assurance (MA)/Critical Infrastructure Analyst who will support the Office of the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy (OUSD(P)), Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Defense Continuity and Mission Assurance (DC&MA). The analyst will:

  • Provide technical analysis and assistance in identification, analysis, and collaborative solution development concerning issues that impact DoD and national Critical Infrastructure required for successful execution of DoD missions and operations.
  • Develop and present briefings to, and craft succinct written products for the highest levels of DoD leadership on a range of issues affecting the Defense Industrial Base (DIB), Defense Critical Energy Infrastructure (DCEI), critical communications, petroleum/oil/natural gas systems, transportation infrastructure, and water supply.
  • Utilize, and improve, MA processes and procedures for the identification of mission-critical infrastructure to enable development of strategic risk management recommendation for submission to the Deputy Secretary of Defense.
  • Collaborate with organizations across DoD, the broader federal government, and the commercial and private sectors to enable strategic risk management of critical DoD missions.



  • 8 years related experience
  • Master's degree in a relevant field
  • TS (SCI eligible) clearance required


  • Ability to rapidly prepare high quality decision support and other written material for senior DoD leaders, including SecDef, DepSecDef and USD(P) under tight deadlines, that assimilate, analyze, and concisely describe complex strategic risk issues.
  • At least 8 years' experience and expertise working issues related to national security policy, critical infrastructure protection, strategic risk management, or resilience issues and policy for a U.S. Government Department or Agency, at the most senior levels.
  • Experience in policy-making and staffing processes and working in a joint environment to include a mixture of military, civil service, and contractors.
  • Experience in writing and briefing accurate, succinct, and timely products and in proactively identifying and elevating issues for senior leader attention.


Master's degree in a relevant field and at least 8 years' related experience OR Bachelor's degree and at least 11 years' experience


  • In compliance with ANSER's COVID-19 Policy, you are required to be fully vaccinated.


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 Recruiting@anser.org.

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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