DEFCON 1 newsletter for September 29, 2021

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Defense Career Opportunities Newsletter

DEFCON 1 newsletter for September 29, 2021

Issue # 721


This edition of DEFCON 1 comes to you from Springfield, Virginia.


*** Welcome to the latest edition of the number one Defense Career Opportunities Newsletter, “DEFCON-1,” a networking newsletter featuring job opportunities and career advice for those who are part of the global defense, aerospace, maritime, marine technology and security industry.

DEFCON 1 brings you job opportunities every week and counts on members like you to submit job listings to share and post in this newsletter.


***  Sign up for regular free delivery of this newsletter through Google Groups by sending an email to Ned at


***  When you learn about a job opportunity in the defense sector, such as a position that comes open with your company, you send me the title, organization, location, and a brief description; link; or contact information, and I’ll share. This is a cooperative network. That means everyone’s participation is required to provide job opportunities to share.


*** Ned’s upcoming travel, maybe, perhaps:


Sept. 21-24                         Port Hueneme CA

Oct. 4-7                                Sahuarita, AZ / Scottsdale, AZ

Oct. 21-24                            Los Angeles, CA

Nov. 10-18                           London, UK

Jan, 16-21, 2022                London, UK


1.)  Cost Estimator SME, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC) Business and Enterprise Systems Directorate, MCR, Maxwell-Gunter AFB in Montgomery, AL or Wright-Patterson AFB in Dayton, OH*


2.)  LOGFAS Instructor, NCI Academy, MCR, Oeiras, Portugal*


3.)  Cybersecurity Senior, Air Force Life Cycle Management Center (AFLCMC) Business and Enterprise Systems Directorate, MCR, Dayton, OH*


(* Note:  I work for MCR.  If you are qualified and interested in any of the MCR positions above, send your resume to me (at when you apply and I’ll also contact the hiring manager on your behalf.  I am entitled to an employee bonus if you are hired.)


***  From Tom Crosson:




Hoping you can share this wonderful internal communications opportunity with your network.  Hope all is well!


Tom Crosson


4.)  Advanced Internal Communications Specialist, General Dynamics Mission Systems, Fairfax, VA


5.)  Senior Principal Systems Engineer Engineering-Systems, General Dynamics Mission Systems, El Segundo, CA


6.)  Senior Networking IPT Engineer, General Dynamics Mission Systems, San Jose, CA


7.)  User Services Associate, Software Engineering Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Arlington, VA


8.)  SOFTWARE TEST ENGINEER, APPLIED PHYSICS LABORATORY, University of Washington, Seattle Campus


***  From Katina Myles:


Good Morning Ned –


Could you please post the following job opportunities in your next email?


I would greatly appreciate it.




Katina Myles

Army & Marine Corps Joint Systems Technical Recruiter

DCS Corp

Alexandria, VA


9.)  Cost Estimator #2757, DCS Corp., Aberdeen, MD


10.)  System Engineer/ Subject Matter Expert (SME) Position Navigation and Timing (PNT) /Electronic Warfare (EW) #3300, DCS Corp., Aberdeen, MD


11.)  Program Officer – Naval Studies Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences (DEPS), National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and National Academy of Medicine, Washington, DC—Naval-Studies-Board_R0001172


12.)  Cloud Architect, Command, Control, Communication, Computers, Intelligence Surveillance Reconnaissance (C4ISR) Division, Deployed Sustainable Programs (DSP) Branch, Space Dynamics Laboratory (SDL), Stafford, VA


13.)  Quantum Sensing and Timing Scientist/Engineer, Quantum Sensing and Timing (QST) group, Space Dynamics Laboratory (SDL), Albuquerque, NM


14.)  Experienced Spacecraft Systems Engineer, Space Dynamics Laboratory (SDL), Logan, UT


***  From Erin V. Copland:




I’d like to post a job announcement with your site, network, and/or newsletter. I’ve attached the job description as a Word document and the link to the job description is here:


If you need any other information, please let me know.


Thank you,



Erin V. Copland

Acting Communications Manager

Outreach and Transition Specialist

National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START)

University of Maryland


15.)  ICONS Project Director and Senior Researcher (University Rank: Open Professional Track Faculty Rank), National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START), University of Maryland, College Park MD


The National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism (START) seeks a new director for the ICONS Project, an in-house educational and policy simulation and wargaming team which joined START in 2016. The ICONS Project creates simulations and scenario-driven exercises to advance participants’ understanding of complex problems and strengthen their ability to make decisions, navigate crises, think strategically, and negotiate collaboratively.



The ICONS Project Director will oversee a staff of simulation and web developers to advance the project’s education, training, and policy research missions. The Director will also serve as a START Senior Researcher and be part of the senior management team providing input on START’s strategic development and day-to-day operations.


These duties include but are not limited to:

  • Direct the ICONS project to include policy, training and education initiatives, ensuring rigorous development and delivery of project and leading the strategic development and overall program direction in conjunction with START leadership;
  • Manage and oversee the ICONS team, including four to five full‐time employees;
  • Lead business development, including through relationship-building with stakeholders and identifying appropriate funding opportunities and writing proposals in response to solicitations;
  • Represent ICONS both internally to university stakeholders and externally to strategic partners, key end‐users, policy makers, and media;
  • Supervise simulation content and delivery design in coordination with other ICONS personnel;
  • Serve as a Principal Investigator for sponsored research awards, providing technical oversight; and
  • Provide input and advice on START’s strategic development and day-to-day operations as part of START’s senior management team.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in relevant field with minimum two (2) years’ experience in simulations and wargaming
  • Superior knowledge of simulations and wargaming methodology
  • Knowledge of the use of wargaming and simulations for the U.S. Government
  • Experience working on sponsored projects funded by the federal government


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in relevant field
  • Specific experience working with the Department of Defense or other components of the U.S. national security community
  • Current funded relationships that can translate to START’s environment
  • Experience leading sponsored projects funded by the federal government
  • Past experience with providing curricular or professional education using simulations/wargaming
  • Evidence of grant or competitively awarded funding, or revenue growth of a mission-driven organization
  • Familiarity with federal granting and funding processes


The annual salary for this position will depend on education and experience. Applications will be accepted until position is filled, with a best consideration date of Monday, October 11, 2021, and a final closing date of Monday, October 25, 2021. START anticipates a start date (to be negotiated with the successful candidate) in late fall 2021/early winter 2022.


Successful candidates will be eligible for standard University of Maryland benefits, including 22 days of annual leave, 3 personal days and 15 days of sick leave; paid parental leave; tuition remission; health and dental insurance; and retirement. Telework of up to 3 days per week is allowed, pending supervisor approval. More information regarding University of Maryland benefits is available here.


The University of Maryland, College Park, actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, gender, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, national origin, or political affiliation. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.


Please submit application materials by email with the subject line “START ICONS Project Director” to Devin Ellis at

  • a cover letter,
  • resume/CV with contact information for three references,
  • 1-page document highlighting current and future research interests


16.)  Chief Cyber Security Engineer/Architect- Expert, CenCore LLC, Herndon, VA


17.)  SUPERVISORY PROGRAM MANAGER, Office Management and Infrastructure (OMI), Defense Intelligence Agency, Washington, District of Columbia


18.)  Information Systems Security Officer/Engineer (Cybersecurity Technical Staff 2/3), Sensitive & Special Operations (SSO) Division, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM


19.)  Engineering Technologist 3 IRC 84404, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Los Alamos, NM


20.)  Senior Consultant – Workforce Transformation (TS/SCI with polygraph), Human Capital Consulting, Deloitte, Fort Meade, Maryland,


21.)  DevOps Engineer – Senior Consultant – Secret Clearance, Deloitte, Rosslyn, Virginia


22.)  Agile Business Analyst with Active Top Secret Clearance (Consultant), Deloitte, Rosslyn, Virginia


23.)  Senior SolarWinds Engineer, ManTech, Colorado Springs, CO


*** Sponsorships and combination packages are available with and   To sponsor or advertise, contact Ned Lundquist at


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Captain, U.S. Navy (Retired)

7813 Richfield Road

Springfield, VA 22153

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