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Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)

Silver Spring, MD
Job Description

Octo Consulting Group is seeking an experienced Chief Information Security Office (CISO) to join our growing team in support of a Federal customer's enterprise security initiatives and strategy. 


  • The CISO will be responsible for ensuring all enclaves and Information systems are secure and functional;  
  • The CISO will be responsible for the development and implementation of the long-term strategic IA road map and requirements for accomplishing DCoE enterprise functions and operations;  
  • The CISO will also responsible for developing and sustaining the Federal customer’s Information Security program, policies, procedures, and managing the C&A process; 
  • Determine enterprise information security standards;
  • Develops and implements information security standards and procedures;
  • Securely integrate and apply Department/Agency missions, organization, function, policies, and procedures within the enclave;
  • Serve as Federal customer’s cybersecurity subject matter expert, possessing in-depth knowledge of a DoD and Federal policy and regulations;
  • Provide analysis, integration and implementation guidance for complex cybersecurity risk management initiatives;  
  • Ensure IAT Levels I – III, IAM Levels I-III, and anyone with privileged access performing IA functions receive the necessary initial and sustaining IA training and certification(s) to carry out their IA duties; 
  • Provides technical/management leadership on major tasks or technology assignments. 
Skills & Requirements
  • DoD 8570.01-M IAT level III (CISA, CISSP, CASP)
  • Knowledge of Automated Information Systems (AIS) and network nodes
  • 8+ years of experience
  • Certification and Accreditation (C&A) and/or Security policy development assistance
  • In-depth knowledge of a DoD and Federal policy and regulations 
  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field 


About Octo Consulting Group, Inc.

Octo Consulting Group (Octo) is an industry-leading, award-winning provider of digital services for the federal government. Octo specializes in providing agile software engineering, user experience design, cloud services, and digital strategy services that address government’s most pressing missions. Octo delivers intelligent solutions and rapid results, yielding lower costs and measurable outcomes.

Our team is what makes Octo great. At Octo you'll work beside some of the smartest and most accomplished staff you'll find in your career.  Octo offers fantastic benefits and an amazing workplace culture where you will feel valued while you perform mission critical work for our government.  Voted one of the region’s best places to work multiple times, Octo is an employer of choice!

Octo Consulting Group is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to disability, protected veteran status, race, color, religious creed, national origin, citizenship, marital status, sex, sexual orientation/gender identity, age, or genetic information. Octo Consulting Group’s commitment to diversity and inclusive selection practices includes ensuring qualified long-term unemployed job seekers receive equal consideration for employment. 

Other Considerations: This position is W-2 only; no Corp-to-Corp or 1099 candidates. US citizenship is mandatory, per contract clearance requirements. Relocation will not be offered. Selected applicants will be subject to a background investigation. Individual’s primary workstation is located in an office area. The noise level in this environment is low to moderate. Regularly required to sit for extended periods up to 80% of time; frequently required to move about to access file cabinets and use office equipment such as PC, copier, fax, telephone, cell phone, etc. Occasionally required to reach overhead, bend, and lift objects of up to 10 lbs. Specific vision abilities required by this job include use of computer monitor screens up to 80% of time.

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