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Working at Cropper Federal Security

Cropper Federal Security is looking for a diverse range of individuals with the talent and drive to help solve our clients’ most unusual or challenging problems with innovative and creative solutions.

Your experience providing world-class cybersecurity is crucial to our nation’s defense. With that in mind, Cropper Federal Security only hires certified, degreed, and cleared personnel with experience in both cybersecurity and IT. Over 90% of our current team members are military veterans who performed honorably in these roles while in uniform.


What Are We About?

Cropper Federal Security is a proven industry leader in IT Strategy Consulting, Cybersecurity Operations & Solutions, and IT Operations Management, specializing in service to the military intelligence community and beyond. Our team knows that we value every member equally, with a keen focus on these four areas.

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​​Individual Growth and Development

While you’re already skilled and experienced, Cropper Federal Security will ensure you have access to extensive training programs and resources, including a virtual learning center, to help you learn new skills and develop your career.

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Live and Work Well

We know life goes on outside work. That’s why we complement our Fortune-500 level benefits package with a range of resources to help you manage your work-life balance.

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Excellence and Leadership

Here at Cropper Federal Security we believe in being the best you can be. Expect direct engagement and mentorship to help you excel in your current role and move into leadership if that’s your goal.

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Family and Community

Family is as important to us as it is to you. Cropper Federal Security provides a comprehensive employee assistance program (EAP) to help with life’s ups and downs. Through various programs and benefits, you will find support for yourself, your family, and your community in different stages of life.

Perks & Benefits

In addition to a highly engaging work environment where each day brings a new chance to solve unique problems that impact our nation's security, Cropper Federal Security is proud to offer extensive benefits that include:
  • Access to Registered Nurses
  • Access to Mental Health Support and Resources
  • Retirement Planning
  • Learning & Skill Development
  • A Comprehensive EAP
  • Vision, Dental, and Medical Benefits
  • Excellent Vacation Policy
  • Parental Leave Program

Available Positions

Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO)

All ISSO positions currently filled, but employee turnover happens, so get in touch!


  • Provide Information Systems Security Officer (ISSO) activities in support of system development to create, update and sustain authorization packages in the XACTA IA Management (XIAM) Tool for existing and evolving information system security requirements.  The Contractor shall manage, load, review, track, sustain and integrate all system and acquisition information into the XIAM tool according to the ACC/A26 designated workflows and process for executing the Risk Management Framework (RMF).

  • Provide expert level system security analysis and associated services supporting assessment activities conducted by ACC/A26, at each stage in the life cycle to ensure delivery of an accreditable system IAW ICD-503 s RMF.

  • Ensures compliance with ODNI ICD 503 and other documented security requirements for C2ISR weapon systems during acquisition and sustainment activities.

  • Ensures all requirements are met as outlined in ODNI ICD 503 and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) 800-37 for the development of XACTA package Body of Evidence (BoE).

  • Conducts information system security activities to inform and support implementation of security controls into the DCGS weapons system IAW ICD-503.

  • Conducts timely and in-depth research to analyze and identify necessary security controls with written solutions and recommendations.

  • Ensures all systems measures are met in implementing organizational information systems and upgrading legacy systems.

  • Develops and provides weekly status reports through the team lead for quality control and consolidation into one weekly activity report.

Experience/Certification Requirements

  • At least three years of expertise in Information System Security.

  • Must have one of the following IAT Level II or IAM Level I certifications:

    • CCNA Security

    • CSA+

    • GICSP

    • GSEC

    • Security+ CE

    • SSCP

    • CAP

    • GSLC

Security Clearance Requirement

  • TS/SCI security clearance (not just eligible)

Education Requirement

  • Associate s Degree or higher from an accredited school in an associated technical field (i.e. Computer, Engineering or Information Systems).

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Information System Security Engineer (Intermediate)

All ISSE positions currently filled, but employee turnover happens, so get in touch!


  • Interface with Action Officer (AO’s) offices to ensure knowledge of inherited security policies and procedures and future security-related efforts and plans.

  • Create and document system security processes, and procedures; assist in the creation of policy for Air Combat Command (ACC)/A26 approval.

  • Provide oversight of enterprise-level security for each sub-system within the weapon system.

  • Develop approaches to mitigate vulnerabilities and recommend changes to weapon system infrastructure and software components as needed.

  • Ensure that network/system(s) designs support the incorporation of Department of Defense (DoD)-directed IA vulnerability solutions, including, but not limited to Information Assurance Vulnerability Alerts.

  • Identify, assess, and recommend IA or IA-enabled products for use within the weapon system; ensure recommended products are in compliance with the DoD evaluation and validation requirements.

  • Ensure that the implementation of security designs properly mitigate identified threats.

  • Design, develop, implement and integrate Command and Control, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C2ISR) weapon systems IA architecture, systems and system components for use within computer, network, and enclave environments.

  • Ensure the security architecture and design of C2ISR weapon systems are functional and secure. This shall include architecture and designs for special purpose environments with platform network interconnectivity and those with differing data protection and classification requirements.

Experience/Certification Requirements

Minimum Requirements:

  • At least three (3) years of Cyber Security Engineering experience.

  • Must have one of the following IAT Level II or IAM Level I certifications:

    • CCNA Security

    • CSA+

    • GICSP

    • GSEC

    • Security+ CE

    • SSCP

    • CAP

    • GSLC

Preferred Experience:

  • At least two (2) years of DCGS experience or;

    • At least two (2) years of Signal Intelligence (SIGINT), Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT), and Open Architecture (OA) experience.

  • One of the following IA SAE Level I certifications:

    • CASP CE

    • CISSP (or Associate)

    • CSSLP

Education Requirement

  • Bachelor s Degree in Technical field (Computer, Engineering or Information Systems) from an accredited university.

Security Clearance Requirement

  • TS/SCI security clearance (not just eligible)

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