Job Description

Organization: Accenture Federal Services
Location: Suitland, MD


Accenture Federal Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Accenture LLP, is a U.S. company with offices in Arlington, Virginia. Accenture's federal business has served every cabinet-level department and 30 of the largest federal organizations. Accenture Federal Services transforms bold ideas into breakthrough outcomes for clients at defense, intelligence, public safety, civilian and military health organizations.

We believe that great outcomes are everything. It’s what drives us to turn bold ideas into breakthrough solutions. By combining digital technologies with what works across the world’s leading businesses, we use agile approaches to help clients solve their toughest problems fast—the first time. So, you can deliver what matters most.

Count on us to help you embrace new ways of working, building for change and put customers at the core. A wholly owned subsidiary of Accenture, we bring over 30 years of experience serving the federal government, including every cabinet-level department. Our 7,200 dedicated colleagues and change makers work with our clients at the heart of the nation’s priorities in defense, intel, public safety, health and civilian to help you make a difference for the people you employ, serve and protect.

The Cyber Security Governance Consultant will be part of an Accenture team supporting a Department of Defense (DoD) organization. The candidate will work closely with the client Information System Security Manager (ISSM) to support Cyber Security Initiatives in the areas of Cyber Security Strategy, Compliance and Assessments, Cyber Workforce, and the measurement of Cyber Risk within the client’s enterprise. This high visibility role will include frequent interaction with client stakeholders and submission of work products to senior client leadership. Responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
  • Provide subject matter expertise to the Information System Security Manager (ISSM) and Enterprise Stakeholders on Cyber Security Initiatives
  • Support the compilation of Cyber Security compliance and assessment reports to meet DoD and Federal requirements
  • Update and maintain a Cyber Security Dashboard, and develop improved metrics and measures to quantify Cyber Risk
  • Support Assessment and Authorization (A&A) meetings and Information Assurance (IA) status briefs pertaining to the organization’s IT systems
  • Support the development of Cyber Workforce Improvement Policy and help implement tracking mechanisms for Cyber Security Workforce training, certifications and qualifications

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Qualifications

Basic Qualifications: 
  • 3 years of experience supporting Cyber Security efforts within the DoD
  • 2 years of experience developing Cyber Security governance and policy processes and documentation
  • 2 years of experience implementing and tracking Cyber Security metrics, and developing dashboards and risk assessment reports
  • Familiarity with National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cyber Guidance documents
Preferred Qualifications: 
  • Certified Information Security Manager (CISM), Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP), or similar security certifications is preferred
  • Knowledge of DoD Cyber Security Policies
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills
  • Desire to add value to the client and Accenture above and beyond the role
An active security clearance or the ability to obtain one may be required for this role.

Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration. 

Applicants for employment in the US must have work authorization that does not now or in the future require sponsorship of a visa for employment authorization in the United States and with Accenture (i.e., H1-B visa, F-1 visa (OPT), TN visa or any other non-immigrant status).

Accenture is a Federal Contractor and an EEO and Affirmative Action Employer of Females/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

Equal Employment Opportunity
All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law.

Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.

Accenture is committed to providing veteran employment opportunities to our service men and women.




Accenture is an EEO and Affirmative Action Employer of Females/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

Equal Employment Opportunity
All employment decisions shall be made without regard to age, race, creed, color, religion, sex, national origin, ancestry, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, citizenship status or any other basis as protected by federal, state, or local law.

Job candidates will not be obligated to disclose sealed or expunged records of conviction or arrest as part of the hiring process.

Accenture is committed to providing veteran employment opportunities to our service men and women.

Candidates who are currently employed by a client of Accenture or an affiliated Accenture business may not be eligible for consideration.

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