Mid-Level | Fort Meade, MD | TS/SCI w/ CI Poly  


The primary purpose of this position is to provide subject matter experience to the Air Force Service Cryptologic Component (AF SCC) in the development, formulation, coordination and representation of cryptologic Intelligence Oversight (IO) and compliance policy, guidance, and implementation to the U.S. Air Force (USAF), Department of Defense (DoD), and national mission partners (NMPs).  Assists Air Force Cryptologic Policy and Compliance Program Managers in overseeing all aspects of oversight and compliance of Air Force cryptologic operations.  Participates in the oversight of access of sensitive databases required by pertinent USAF analysts to conduct cryptologic operations in support of customer requirements.  Supports the development and management of cryptologic IO and compliance policy and processes to support the entire USAF cryptologic ISR effort, to include reviewing cryptologic mission authorization documentation.  Ensures AF SCC cryptologic operations meet Federal, Intelligence Community, and DoD IO oversight and compliance directives. Represents the AF SCC in meetings with representatives from the NMP, AF operational organizations (Wings, Centers, etc.) and mission representatives, to ensure USAF cryptologic interests are represented and coordinated.  Prepares high-level briefings, policy papers, and associated compilation tasks concerning complex and diversified matters. 


  • 6+ years’ experience with Air Force cryptologic Intelligence Oversight (IO) and/or cryptologic policy 
  • Bachelor’s  degree and 6+ years of prior relevant experience OR Associates Degree with 10+ years of prior relevant experience 
  • Designs, develops, and applies a variety of decision analytics, mathematical and statistical techniques, data mining, modeling and simulation, and other analytic methods combined with military and / or IC judgment to address operational and planning challenges to facilitate senior leadership decisions. Provides unique, and timely analysis on a range of pressing, operationally focused issues using multi-source data in the context of inter-disciplinary techniques and methods. 
  • Demonstrates comprehensive mission knowledge and skills that affirms completion of all developmental training and experiences for the labor category.  
  • Demonstrates ability to communicate understanding from information that may be incomplete, indirect, highly complex, seemingly unrelated, and / or technically advanced. Demonstrates ability to structure analysis based on trends in reporting and a range of analytic perspectives from other analysts, organizations, and intelligence disciplines.  
  • Demonstrates ability to work independently with minimal oversight and direction.  
  • Demonstrates ability to collaborate and work with other IC members on information sharing, driving collection, and addressing analytic disputes and conflict resolution.  
  • Demonstrates ability to develop concise, insightful, and comprehensive products for defense intelligence.  
  • Demonstrates ability to lead teams in researching multifaceted or critical problems. Provides guidance in selecting, designing, and applying analytic methodologies. Uses argument evaluation and validated analytic methodologies to challenge differing perspectives.  
  • Required Experience: At least 6 years of experience conducting analysis relevant to the specific labor category with at least a portion of the experience within the last 2 years.  
  • Required Education: Bachelor’s degree from a college or university accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, or have associate’s degree from a college or university accredited by an agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and an additional 4 years of related experience, for a total of 10 years, as a substitute to the bachelor’s degree. 


  • At least 10 years’ experience working with the national intelligence community 
  • Experience supporting the ACC ISR enterprise 
  • Possession of excellent oral and written communication skills 
Job Category: Intelligence
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: Fort Meade Maryland

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Mr. Cosentino graduated from Florida International University, where he received his Bachelor’s in International Relations with a focus on National Security Studies. Throughout his time in Academia, he joined FIU’s Office of the Director of National Intelligence-sponsored Intelligence Community Center for Academic Excellence Intelligence Fellowship program, where he received mentorship from Intelligence professionals and rigorous training on analytic tradecraft.

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Mr. Ackerman received his Associate’s in Information Resource Management from the Community College of the Air Force, and later attended a wide array Air Force and DIA leadership and operational courses. Additionally, Mr. Ackerman attended the Department of State’s Foreign Service Institute’s Foreign Language School where he studied French.

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Mr. Salvat graduated from Florida International University with a Bachelor’s in International Relations and minor in Political Science. Throughout his time at FIU, Mr. Salvat developed a passion for public service and joined FIU’s Office of the Director of National Intelligence-sponsored Intelligence Community Centers for Academic Excellence Intelligence Fellowship program where he later obtained an academic certificate in National Security Studies, and executive certificates in Global Security & Public Policy and Russian Language.