NSA


Business Consultant (47960598)
Location: Fort Meade, Maryland - United States
Posted: 1/21/2019

Business Consultant

The professionals at the National Security Agency (NSA) have one common goal: to protect our nation. The mission requires a strong offense and a steadfast defense. The offense collects, processes and disseminates intelligence information derived from foreign signals for intelligence and counterintelligence purposes. The defense prevents adversaries from gaining access to sensitive classified national security information. In support of the Agency as a whole, the Business Analysis group leverages financial analytic tools to facilitate data collection management, data and cost analysis, advanced analytic studies, metrics, and forecasting. This organization provides cost/financial data and analyses to enable senior leader resource decision making. Alternately, additional Business Consultants assigned to the Corporate Operational Requirements Management Group identify capability gaps, document operational requirements, and assess alternatives. Description of Position As a Business Consultant, you will perform predictive and prescriptive data analyses to enable decision making by senior NSA leaders. Business Consultant responsibilities include: - Evaluating the nature and quality of cost data sources and their relevance to analyses; recommending improvements to and use of data sources - Devising strategies for extracting meaning and value from requirements documentation and/or large datasets - Translating practical mission needs and analytic questions related to large datasets into technical requirements - Employing analytic tools, templates, and processes to provide management with viable alternatives for informed decision-making, including, but not limited to, trend and forecast analysis, earned value management, cost analysis, life cycle cost estimating, and gap analysis -Supporting strategic business planning and decision-making, to include drawing appropriate conclusions, from detailed, data-based analyses - Effectively communicating complex technical information and analysis As a Corporate Operational Requirements Management Group Business Consultant, you will identify capability gaps, document operational requirements, and assess alternatives by: - Utilizing governmental processes to identify capability gaps, document operational requirements, and assess alternatives. - Employing Capability Based Assessments (CBAs) and other analyses to identify capability gaps. - Working with DoD capability documents (e.g., ICDs, CDDs, CPDs), Intelligence Community (e.g., ECDs, SOCs) or other Government artifacts documenting operational requirements. - Developing Analysis of Alternatives (AoAs) to assess and prioritize potential solutions. - Executing direct analysis of corporate performance. Individuals selected for this position are required to obtain DAWIA Cost Estimating and/or Business Financial Management Level II certification within 24months.

Additional Requirments / Information

Job Capacity:Employee (full-time)
Minimum Education Level:See Job Description
Visa Sponsorship: No
Related Industries:Other

The National Security Agency (NSA) is a world leader in signals intelligence and information assurance. We carry out some of the nation’s most important and sensitive intelligence activities to secure information superiority for America and its allies.


We have two primary missions. Our information assurance mission is the defense: it protects U.S. information by preventing foreign adversaries from gaining access to our information systems. Our signals intelligence mission is the offense: collecting foreign signals and producing intelligence to give U.S. policy makers and warfighters the decision advantage. NSA also enables network warfare operations to defeat terrorists and their organizations at home and abroad, consistent with U.S. laws and the protection of privacy and civil liberties.


As the nation’s top cryptologic organization, we employ the best and the brightest, who use their intelligence to solve some of the nation’s most difficult challenges. We are a world-class cyber center, the largest employer of mathematicians in the country, as well as a national leader in foreign language analysis and research.


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