Science and Technology Intelligence (S&TI) Analyst – Fort Detrick, MD
(Senior-level all-source analyst)
Venesco LLC is seeking a Science and Technology Intelligence (S&TI) Analyst to work in support of the National Center for Medical Intelligence (NCMI) Science and Technology intelligence (S&TI) at Fort Detrick, MD.
BACKGROUND: The National Center for Medical Intelligence (NCMI) Science and Technology intelligence (S&TI) mission is to estimate foreign capabilities and prevent technological surprise in the areas of medical countermeasures, human performance modification (HPM) and any potentially disruptive area of biotechnology/bioscience research and development (R&D). Analyses of foreign medical countermeasure efforts related to chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) agents help in identifying medical response capabilities, intent and threat perceptions associated with CBRN agent use. Medical countermeasures related to infectious diseases of military significance, particularly those with pandemic potential, are a top mission priority aimed at supporting defense acquisition efforts and operational decision making. HPM analysis is focused on foreign efforts and medical technologies capable of either preserving, modifying, enhancing or degrading human performance and behavior. Biotechnology R&D with medical applications is also identified and assessed for potential risks associated with foreign defense capabilities or Department of Defense (DOD) acquisition opportunities. Each of these mission areas have neuroscience and medical components that require specialized expertise in order to adequately estimate likelihood and impact related to defense capabilities.
The Analyst will help identify and assess foreign research, development and acquisition of technologies that study, preserve, modify, augment, enhance or degrade medical or human performance systems. The main criteria for assessing these technologies is the intended or potential impact they may have on foreign defense capabilities, the potential for impacting U.S. national security and opportunities for Department of Defense acquisition. These criteria are prioritized according to country and technology in the National Intelligence Priorities Framework and DOD mission needs.
- Assist in increasing capacity to assess worldwide science and medical efforts as related to the NCMI S&TI mission.
- Identify foreign programs and capabilities using the analysts’ expertise or medical approaches, and help estimate the likely impact these programs have on defense capabilities and U.S. national security.
- Support the production of strategic and operational analysis, collaborate with IC partners, and represent the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) in formal exchanges, conferences, meeting, and briefing
- Write assessments in intelligence products, responses and briefings, as well as provide expertise to other analysts. These products are published on the Intelligence Community-Information Technology Enterprise (IC-ITE or GovCloud), Joint Worldwide Intelligence Communication System (JWICs), Secret Internet Protocol Router Network (SIPR), and Non-Classified Internet Protocol Router Network (NIPR) systems depending on the classification.
- Prepare intelligence assessments on defense implications of scientific and technological advances, to include but not limited to finished intelligence products, responses to requests for information, collection requirements, and briefings.
- Work with NCMI SIOs to ensure the assessments meet or exceed DIA/NCMI quality and tradecraft standards within mutually agreed upon timelines (timelines and quality assurance will be negotiated with the vendor upon award.
- Perform open source and classified data search for military/civilian research, development and acquisition related to medical systems.
- Gather/assesses relevant information from all available sources, including but not limited to, the Internet, newspapers and magazines, professional journals, target country health and research departments and ministries, video and radio transcriptions, conference abstracts and proceedings, unpublished these and research reports, approved outside experts, and the full range of classified intelligence information data sources available to the intelligence community, as well as through interaction with analyst, Division Branch Chiefs/Senior Intelligent Officers (SIOS).
- Must be a U.S. citizen
- Must have a TOP SECRET security clearance based upon an up-to-date, adjudicated, single scope background investigation. All personnel with a sensitive compartmented information (SCI) access requirement must successfully complete the DIA applicant screening process prior to being granted access to DIA systems, facilities, or information. An integral part of this screening process is the successful completion of a counterintelligence-scope polygraph (CSP) examination.