AITC Announces Key Employee Promotions

Expands Leadership Team for Performance Based Growth

AITC, a leading SDVOSB and SBA 8(a) certified systems integration firm providing IT and professional services and solutions to the Department of Defense, federal government and public sector agencies announced three recent promotions.

Dave Balleweg, a 30+ year professional with executive level leadership and independent consulting experience, has a successful track record across the full program lifecycle. Balleweg has expertly developed and executed capture plans, teaming strategy and marketing campaigns, established winning Capture, Business and Proposal Development organizations and implemented effective PMO and back office structures.  He consistently exceeds performance goals and identifies value added resources to meet administrative objectives through efficient execution and utilization of personnel.  Balleweg was promoted to Chief Growth Officer, which encompasses all AITC’s infrastructure that impacts operational growth and new business development activity.

COL (Ret.) Wells Barlow is a career Army officer with nearly 30 years of communications, command and control, IT and training systems experience and more than ten years in industry as a senior executive and business development manager with a variety of high tech companies such as SAIC, Carley Corporation, PAE and IDSI.  He has nearly two decades of Department of Defense acquisition and program management experience involving complex IT programs.  Barlow is results-oriented providing solutions on time and within budget.  He is successful in working with any organizational level at any size with divergent interests; coordinating complex issues; setting requirements; establishing goals; achieving desired outcomes and determining customer priorities.  As Chief Programs Officer, Barlow will continue to oversee AITC’s programs especially with the U.S. Army.

Humberto Ravelo, is a veteran with more than 30 years experience in the government and civilian sectors.  Ravelo has diverse leadership skills, including extensive operations expertise, program management, and has worked as a design/systems engineer.  He has more than 15 years of experience in Army-specific mission support, with an emphasis in training and simulation.  Ravelo was promoted to Chief of Corporate Development.

“These promotions reflect our company’s commitment to excellence,” said David E. Gardner, CEO, AITC. “We have built a high performing team that requires we recruit, retain and recognize individuals for their leadership and contributions.  Dave, Wells and Bert exemplify our company’s highest standards of integrity and success. They’re passionate team players that consistently develop new strategies that exceed clients’ expectations while advancing our business.  As we continue to evolve to a performance-based business model, they are aligned to propel the company forward to achieve its next phase of growth.”

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USAISEC expertise powers cutting-edge 2nd Infantry Division cyber operations center

Reposted from US Army 

Jacob Kriss, March 25, 2020

CAMP HUMPHREYS, South Korea — For many Americans, the Korean War may seem like distant history, as the armistice that ended hostilities was signed in 1953. However, for the Soldiers of the U.S. Army 2nd Infantry Division, or 2ID, the potential for large-scale conflict on the Korean peninsula is far from a schoolroom memory — it’s a reality they live and breathe every day.

The 2ID, based in South Korea, is tasked to defend our allies, deter North Korean aggression and, if necessary, be ready to “fight tonight.” To accomplish its mission, 2ID relies on the U.S. Army Information System Engineering Command, which designed and managed the command, control, communications, computers, cyber and intelligence, or C5I, fielding within the state-of-the-art secure operations center where those capabilities come together.

End-to-end management

Part of the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command, USAISEC has extensive experience providing engineering support to enable mission command of the Army and joint warfighters. However, the operations center was the first time the command created a project management office from the ground up, overseeing the C5I design, implementation, integration and sustainment process from beginning to end, according to Project Manager Rob Wellborn.

“You’re taking a bunch of infantrymen and telling them, ‘Here’s what you have to do for project management oversight,’” he said. “To ensure project success, the USAISEC team worked hand in hand with the 2ID transition cell and deputy chief of staff to involve them throughout the entire project.”

Camp Humphreys rises

The project’s origins date to 2004, when the United States agreed to relocate the bulk of its forces in South Korea from the Yongsan Garrison in Seoul to Camp Humphreys, 40 miles south. Over the next decade, Camp Humphreys expanded to more than 34,000 personnel and added 680 buildings, including a new 2ID headquarters, Freeman Hall, in which the operations center is located.

In 2014, the U.S.-Republic of Korea C5I Joint Working Group asked USAISEC to deliver the C5I infrastructure needed for 1,425 U.S. and Korean intelligence, operations and cyber warfighters. The total project called for five secure compartmented information facilities, or SCIFs, on Camp Humphreys. Two have been completed, including the Freeman Hall operations center, while the remaining three are scheduled for completion in 2021-2022.

DevOps design

Inside the operations center, 175 2ID Soldiers operate complex, multi-level audio-visual systems that transport data around the facility and provide a common operating picture of 2ID and enemy activities. For the design process, USAISEC borrowed a concept from software development known as DevOps, which focuses on close collaboration with actual users.

“We were involved with the users from the beginning, interviewing them on how they needed to use visual information systems to accomplish their wartime mission,” Wellborn said. “It was an iterative process to ensure the center was exactly what they were looking for, and it hit the mark right in the bullseye.”

Complex coordination

The project required intense cooperation among numerous parties. For example, the Army Corps of Engineers coordinated construction by both Korean and U.S. contractors. After construction, bringing the facility online in 2018 required input from the Camp Humphreys Network Enterprise Center, the Defense Information Systems Agency, various civilian and military intelligence agencies, and more.

Despite these challenges, the project came in on time and budget at $9.6 million thanks to careful management, said Deputy Project Manager Ricardo Alonzo. “As the project evolved we got greater cost fidelity on efforts and materials,” he said. “That enabled us to refine the cost and reinvest the savings into the project.”

Today, USAISEC continues to provide on-site technical sustainment for the center, one of 18 mission command center modernization projects USAISEC is supporting worldwide. The center has become the central hub for 2ID cyber and intelligence operations and a showcase tour stop for visits from dignitaries and VIPs. In the future, the USAISEC team will continue to capitalize on its successes with 2ID to ensure the cyber warriors in the remaining SCIFs are equally satisfied with their C5I capabilities.

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Article Source: https://www.army.mil/article/233977

Photo: U.S. Army

AITC Recruits Top Talent for QA Specialist

Paula Sylva

AITC has recently recruited Paula Silvia to the team as a Quality Assurance (QA) Specialist.

Ms. Silvia brings more than 30 years of quality assurance and process improvement expertise to AITC.

She has contributed to seven successful CMMI SCAMPI-A appraisals, including AITC’s recent achievement of being appraised at CMMI-SVC Maturity Level 3, where Ms. Silvia served as an appraisal team member.

Prior to joining AITC, Ms. Silvia held positions supporting both private companies and government agencies, ranging from small software start-ups to large well-established organizations, such as Banyan Systems, Motorola, EMC Corporation, the Department of Defense (DoD), and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS). In these positions, she has received several awards and recognitions for her outstanding achievements in process improvement.

When asked about joining the team at AITC, Ms. Silvia says, “I look forward to contributing to AITC’s successes. I am honored to work alongside so many veterans and I’m inspired by their dedication to such a meaningful mission.”

Ms. Silvia continually utilizes the training and certifications she has received in problem-solving, quality assurance, ISO 9001, and CMMI-DEV, CMMI-SVC, and CMMI-ACQ.

“She has a long track record of successfully guiding teams through improvement efforts and AITC is fortunate to have her lead the activity,” says Gabriel Ruiz, AITC’s President & CEO.

AITC Achieves CMMI for Services Maturity Level 3

Appraisal Reflects Company’s Commitment to Quality and Continuous Improvement of Service Delivery Processes and Customer Satisfaction

CMMI

AITC, Inc., a leading SDVOSB and 8a certified small business Systems Integration firm providing Information Technology (IT) and Professional Services and Solutions to the United States Federal Government and Public Sector agencies, announced today it has been independently appraised at Maturity Level 3 of the CMMI Institute’s Capability Maturity Model Integration for Services (CMMI®-SVC).

CMMI models are collections of industry best practices that help organizations to improve their processes.  The primary purpose of the CMMI for Services (CMMI-SVC) model is to guide service providers as they continuously improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the way they do their work.

 “This demonstrates our commitment to consistently deliver quality services, products, and results to our clients as we assist them in achieving their performance goals and mission objectives. It is a testament to our people and processes to ensure the highest level of repeatability”.

Gabe Ruiz AITC President and CEO

AITC’s appraisal conducted by Alluvionic, a certified CMMI appraiser, included organizational process management, program and work management, service establishment and delivery, as well as supplier management for services customers across the Federal Government and Public Sector.

About the CMMI® Institute

CMMI Institute (CMMIinstitute.com) is the global leader in the advancement of best practices in people, process and technology.  CMMI Institute’s promise is to inspire cultures of continuous improvement that elevate performance and create sustainable competitive advantage. 

AITC Awarded U.S. Army Contract for Medical Simulation and Training Support at NATO Allied Centre for Medical Excellence (ACME) HQ Facility

AITC Awarded U.S. Army Contract
Demonstration during the opening ceremony of the NATO Special Operations Forces Allied Centre for Medical Education (ACME) at Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE), Mons, Belgium, on Oct 17, 2013. The centre is equipped with the most advanced medical simulators and enables personnel to train in realistic combat conditions and provide vital care for the wounded. (NATO photo/SSgt Ian Houlding GBR Army – THIS IMAGE DOES NOT CONTAIN ANY REAL CASUALITES, THE INJURIES ARE SIMULATED).

Project will Enhance Headquarter Training Capabilities and Expand Physical Footprint to Replicate Battlefield Environments and Medical Evacuation Platforms for Medical Training

The U.S. Army Program Executive Office for Simulation, Training and Instrumentation (PEO STRI), Joint Project Manager for Medical Modeling and Simulation (JPM MMS) has awarded Advanced IT Concepts (AITC) with a contract to support the relocation and outfitting of the ACME Training Facility at NATO Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) Special Operations Headquarters (NSHQ), Mons, Belgium.

AITC is a certified 8(a) small business systems integration and information technology (IT) firm that provides solutions and services, such as training and simulation support to the federal government and public sector markets. The ACME Training Facility will be enhancing their training capability by expanding their physical footprint and providing simulation that tightly replicates the different battlefield environments and medical evacuation platforms, in which medical training could be performed. 

AITC will procure, install, integrate and operate the Medical Training Command and Control (MT-C2) system software, leveraged as Government Owned Training Software (GOTS), with Commercial off the Shelf (COTS) hardware, defined in the MT-C2 Technical Data Package (TDP) as designed for the Medical Simulation Training Centers (MSTCs).

AITC Awarded U.S. Army Contract
Demonstration during the opening ceremony of the NATO Special Operations Forces ACME at SHAPE, Mons, Belgium, on Oct 17, 2013. (NATO photo/SSgt Ian Houlding GBR Army – THIS IMAGE DOES NOT CONTAIN ANY REAL CASUALITES, THE INJURIES ARE SIMULATED)

AITC teamed with Design Interactive (DI) to provide an optional C130 medical simulator at the ACME Training Facility.  DI specializes in building adaptive training systems and user interfaces.  Additionally, DI and AITC have an existing partnership at the Transport Medical Training Laboratory (TMTL) in San Antonio, Texas, where they developed the helicopter medical simulation and AITC is operating and maintaining the training systems.

“AITC’s experience at TMTL and delivery of IT solutions, system support and training operations provides the experience and collaboration capabilities necessary to deliver an innovative and adaptable solution to facilitate an effective medical training operations environment for the NATO Allied Center for Medical Excellence,” says Gabe Ruiz, CEO and President of AITC.  “We are pleased and humbled to have been selected by PEO STRI for this effort.

AITC will deliver a high level of infrastructure management, system test and implementation, logistics and instructor training support to enhance the ACME Training Facility at the NATO ACME Special Operations Headquarters, in Mons, Belgium,” says David Balleweg, AITC’s Director of Sales and Marketing.

AITC Awarded U.S. Navy Contract to Provide Upgrades to Infrastructure and Solutions to Training Capability and Classrooms Worldwide

Global Peace Operations Initiative (GPOI) Program Supports Building the Framework Required to Fulfill United Nations Peacekeeping Requirements

Multinational Peacekeeping Exercise 2018 - Staff Training Exercise Training of Trainers
Multinational Peacekeeping Exercise 2018 – Staff Training Exercise Training of Trainers

AITC was recently awarded an Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract by the Naval Air Warfare Center Training Systems Division (NAWCTSD) in Orlando, Florida to support the Global Peace Operations Initiatives (GPOI)/Building Partnership Capability (BPC) efforts.  The GPOI/BPC program supports building the framework to furnish international customers with a wide range of support to fulfill United Nations (UN) peacekeeping requirements.  With the rapid rise in the number and complexity of peace operations since the 1990s, this has increased the demand for well-trained and equipped peacekeepers.

The primary objective is to assist partner country efforts to build sustainable, indigenous peacekeeping training capacity.   The NAWCTSD International Programs Directorate has been chartered by the Naval International Programs Office (NIPO) to support the development and execution of GPOI/BPC requirements for benefiting nations.

As part of the requirements, AITC will provide upgrades to infrastructure and solutions to training capability and classrooms worldwide, but within United States Government (USG) partner country locations.  Delivery Orders have already begun being released for designated countries within the Geographical Combatant Commands: Africa Command (AFRICOM), Central Command (CENTCOM), European Command (EUCOM), Indo-Pacific Command (INDO-PACOM), and Southern Command (SOUTHCOM) to perform delivery acceptance tasks, conduct inventory, and perform equipment procurement, configuration, integration and testing, as well as installation services.  Some of the solutions proposed can include, but are not limited to: Driving Simulators, Classroom Equipment, Multi-Media Language Labs, Language Software, Medical Training Environments and Equipment, Audio Visual and VTC Solutions, Field Radios and Antennas, Hand Held and Base Radio Upgrades, Smart Boards, Power solutions, Server and Desktop Computing and Communications Equipment.

“AITC is pleased to have been selected by NAWCTSD to support this important mission.  We are proficient at providing support worldwide in any type of environment and this continues to show our commitment to delivering solutions and services anytime and anywhere,” says Gabe Ruiz, CEO and President of AITC. 

Photo credit: GPOI – Global Peace Operations Initiative

Senior Network Engineer/Architect

Company Overview

AITC is a fast-growing, proven, and reputable Information Technology Company focused on Systems Integration, Value- Added Reselling, and Professional Services of IT and related products and solutions. We represent over 1,200 select manufacturers to a network of direct and indirect Customers in the Federal, State and Local Governments as well as in the Commercial sector.

AITC offers: Strategic Planning; Technology and Risk Assessment; System Design and Implementation; System Migration; Solutions Sales, Maintenance and Support Services; Training and Training Development; Consulting; Program Management; Lifecycle Management; IT Staffing Support; and Managed IT Services.

The company is focused on: Telecommunications Systems / VoIP / IP Telephony; Data Networking; Information Security; Data Centers / Cloud Computing / Virtualization / Storage; IP Video / Video Teleconferencing; Wireless and Mobility; Computing / Servers / Workstations / PC’s / Tablets, etc.

AITC has an opening for a Senior Network Engineer/Architect position in support of our Global mission but with primary duty station at our Winter Springs, FL. Headquarters.

Position Overview

The Senior Network Engineer/Architect will have diverse and extensive practical and working experience as a telecommunications specialist developing, designing, integrating and installing complex network systems including knowledge, skills and abilities in the following areas: long term network planning and upgrade, expertise in IP, and optical test network assessments, optical fiber infrastructure assessment networks scalability and security, encryption techniques and protocols, theoretical and practical knowledge of network equipment, configuration, integration and testing, open systems standards architectures, hardware capabilities and configuration, network design verification and validation, installation, information assurance (RMF).

Primary Responsibilities/Tasks

  • Develop network architecture that effectively supports the customer’s objectives, service-level and availability requirements, Information Security and other technology parameters.
  • Gather operational requirements from clients to be used in the planning, forecasting, designing and securing of the enterprise network, including wide area and local area networks.
  • Plan, design, implement and optimize the network infrastructure
  • Produce topologies of complex, large-scale, converged network designs.
  • Communicate the network strategy, architecture and procurement opportunities to management through well written documents that capture the benefits and value provided.
  • Analyze technical needs and requirements, and provide recommended course of action for meeting customer objectives.
  • Develop multiple Course of Actions to functional problems and reduce abstract ideas to easily understood procedures.
  • Research methods, best practices, standards-based architecture and design philosophies to assure the overall health, security and scalability of the network.
  • Isolate problems, restore services, and determine the root cause of incidents.
  • Analyze, interpret, and present research findings required including technical analysis of requirements in an effort to properly scope and cost projects across the network lifecycle.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned by the Program Management Office.
  • Other duties as assigned.

The incumbent is expected to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position- specific duties.

Qualifications

  • 8 -10 years of IT system and network administration experience working in a globally distributed infrastructure
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related area required.
  • Possess professional IT training and certifications to include:
    • A+ Certification required
    • Network+ Certification required
    • Security + Certification required
    • Cisco Certified Network Professional (CCNP) required
    • Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA) required
    • Cisco Certified Design Associate (CCDA) required
    • Cisco Certified Design Expert (CCDE) preferred
    • Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert (CCIE) preferred
  • Must have strong experience with
  • Layer 3 technologies:
    • IPv4, OSPF, BGP, HSRP, VRRP, QoS, Multicast.
  • Layer 2 technologies:
    • STP, VLANs, Ether channel, UDLD, ONS, VDC, VPC, QoS; authentication technologies, IPS, Firewalls, VPN, DMVPN;
  • LAN/WAN technologies;
    • Multiple vendors hardware, routing/switching technology, network security integration, Wireless LAN technology, VoIP and VPNs.
  • Strong communication and documentation skills
  • Technical documentation and use of all Microsoft office products (Word, Excel, etc.)
  • Effective time management and organizational skills as well as the ability to manage multiple and changing priorities with attention to detail.
  • Flexible and able to adapt to a rapidly changing environment
  • Positive, self-motivated individual who can complete tasks independently
  • Department of Defense Secret Clearanc

Corporate Values

The following characteristics are expected of each employee of the corporation regardless of role or responsibility:

  • Positive attitude . . . a high level of enthusiasm, motivation and resilience . . . a sense of urgency to obtain results . . . an ability to maintain a positive attitude when under pressure . . . an ability to keep things in perspective.
  • Respect . . . a commitment to treat employees, clients and vendors with respect . . . a willingness to be respectful of others’ opinions and ideas . . . a commitment to respect the work of others.
  • Professionalism . . . a high level of professionalism in attitude demeanor and dress . . . demonstrate maturity in handling confidential matters . . . a consistent businesslike demeanor and performance . . . common sense and good judgment…have good attendance and be punctual.
  • Dependability . . . a reputation for doing what you say you are going to do . . . a willingness to go beyond the call of duty.
  • Integrity . . . a track record of doing the right thing for the right reason . . . honesty and sincerity . . . earning the trust of clients and coworkers . . . maintaining strict standards of confidentiality.
  • Commitment to quality . . . proof all work for accuracy…..a demand for excellence in all forms of communication . . . always looking after the smallest detail.
  • Creativity . . . a reputation for innovative thinking . . . working with an entrepreneurial spirit . . . not only in the visual aspects of our work, but in all areas of our business.

The Team

AITC provides a work environment that promotes employee growth and development. We are searching for an individual who wants to grow with AITC and who will strive to improve performance and results. If you are ethical,  driven,  personable,  and  energeticthere  will  be  additional  opportunities  for  you  here  at  AITC.

Our team members are diverse and experienced professionals who are driven to meet high standards. They are passionate and demonstrate pride in their work and in AITC. If you join our team, you will have the rewarding experience     of     working     in     an     innovative,     collaborative,     and     high-pace     work   environment.

Compensation

Salary and benefits will be commensurate with experience, expertise, education, and potential. We offer our employees competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package.

Project Manager

Company Overview

AITC is a fast-growing, proven, and reputable Information Technology Company focused on Systems Integration, Value-Added Reselling, and Professional Services of IT and related products and solutions. We represent over 1,200 select manufacturers to a network of direct and indirect Customers in the Federal, State and Local Governments as well as in the Commercial sector.

AITC offers: Strategic Planning; Technology and Risk Assessment; System Design and Implementation; System Migration; Solutions Sales, Maintenance and Support Services; Training and Training Development; Consulting; Program Management; Lifecycle Management; IT Staffing Support; and Managed IT Services.

The company is focused on: Telecommunications Systems / VoIP / IP Telephony; Data Networking; Information Security; Data Centers / Cloud Computing / Virtualization / Storage; IP Video / Video Teleconferencing; Wireless and Mobility; Computing / Servers / Workstations / PC’s / Tablets, etc.

Position Overview

Primary ongoing responsibility is for management of projects. Focuses on meeting project commitments, including communications with client. Spends significant time on project management responsibilities. As assigned, lead or assist in the planning, implementation and introduction of projects for new systems and technologies.

Primary Responsibilities/Tasks

  • Lead planning and/or implementation of projects. May participate in the design and/or testing phases.
  • Facilitate the definition of project missions, goals, tasks, and resource requirements; resolve or assist in the resolution of conflicts within and between projects or functional areas; develop methods to monitor project or area progress; and provide corrective supervision if necessary.
  • Responsibility for assembling the project staff; for their technical or functional development, performance, and/or termination during the project or projects.
  • Manage project budget and resource allocation.
  • Facilitate the definition of service levels and customer requirements. Interact regularly with existing or potential clients to determine their needs and to develop plans for improving delivery. Advocate on behalf of clients and represent clients’ needs as appropriate to senior management. Work cross-functionally to solve problems and implement changes.
  • Follow a defined, agreed upon project management methodology.
  • Present oral and written reports defining plans, problems, and resolutions to appropriate levels of management.
  • Reviews goals, accomplishments, and overall team performance at key stages.
  • Provide mentoring, coaching and direction setting to team members. Ensure project team and staff training and development.

Incumbent is expected to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional position-specific duties.

Qualifications/Technical Skills

  • Minimum 5 years of increasingly responsible experience, including experience successfully managing various projects. Outstanding grasp of information technology concepts and processes. Demonstrated aptitude for effective leadership of staff. Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Thorough understanding of project management phases, techniques and tools:
    • Initiate
    • Prepare: definition/scope/requirements
    • Execute & Control: scope, workplans, resources, deliverables, Q/A, transition planning, etc.
    • Close: completion and assessment
  • Strong and tested project management skills, including risk management.
  • Understanding of IT
  • Recognizes problems or situations that are new or without clear precedent. Evaluates alternatives and finds solutions using a systematic, multi-step approach.
  • Develops improvements and innovations to enhance performance.
  • Consults and provides advice, facilitates discussion and resolves conflict; establishes trust; builds and uses cross- functional relationships to accomplish work objectives.
  • Creates a sense of belonging and ownership among team members; assembles a team with the right mix of skills; coaches and motivates team members; delegates responsibility; promotes mutual support and interaction.
  • Conveys goals and objectives clearly and in a compelling manner; listens effectively and clarifies information as needed; interprets verbal and non-verbal messages that others communicate; produces clear status reports; communicates tactfully and candidly.
  • Ensures that project status, issues and successes are communicated to project team, customer and all levels of management and documented appropriately.
  • Ensures open communication on the project team. Addresses delicate situations and handles conflicts in such a way as to maximize opportunity and minimize exposure to risk.
  • Understands how and when to make a choice; how and when to escalate issues to higher levels. Analyzes the risks and future impact of decisions.
  • Makes decisions and takes timely independent action in pursuit of priorities.
  • Understands and effectively uses established policies and procedures.
  • Creates within the team a shared focus on the importance of achieving results. Creates work standards for project; establishes and defines roles and responsibilities, specific outcomes, and clear measures for quality and success of the team. Provides performance feedback and assists employees with plans for development and training.
  • Prioritizes own and team’s work. Anticipates consequences of actions, potential problems, or opportunities for change.
  • Sets and meets realistic deadlines. Forecasts changes and communicates current and projected issues.

Corporate Values

The following characteristics are expected of each employee of the corporation regardless of role or responsibility:

  • Positive attitude . . . a high level of enthusiasm, motivation and resilience . . . a sense of urgency to obtain results . . . an ability to maintain a positive attitude when under pressure . . . an ability to keep things in perspective.
  • Respect . . . a commitment to treat employees, clients and vendors with respect . . . a willingness to be respectful of others’ opinions and ideas . . . a commitment to respect the work of others.
  • Professionalism . . . a high level of professionalism in attitude demeanor and dress . . . demonstrate maturity in handling confidential matters . . . a consistent businesslike demeanor and performance . . . common sense and good judgment…have good attendance and be punctual.
  • Dependability . . . a reputation for doing what you say you are going to do . . . a willingness to go beyond the call of duty.
  • Integrity . . . a track record of doing the right thing for the right reason . . . honesty and sincerity . . . earning the trust of clients and coworkers . . . maintaining strict standards of confidentiality.
  • Commitment to quality . . . proof all work for accuracy…a demand for excellence in all forms of communication . . . always looking after the smallest detail.
  • Creativity . . . a reputation for innovative thinking . . . working with an entrepreneurial spirit . . . not only in the visual aspects of our work, but in all areas of our business.

The Team

AITC provides a work environment that promotes employee growth and development. We are searching for an individual who wants to grow with AITC and who will strive to improve performance and results. If you are ethical, driven, personable, and energetic, there will be additional opportunities for you here at AITC.

Our team members are diverse and experienced professionals who are driven to meet high standards. They are passionate and demonstrate pride in their work and in AITC. If you join our team, you will have the rewarding experience of working in an innovative, collaborative, and high-pace work environment.

Compensation

Salary and benefits will be commensurate with experience, expertise, education, and potential. We offer our employees competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package.

Cybersecurity Systems Administrator

Company Overview

AITC is fast-growing, proven, and reputable Information Technology Company focused on Systems Integration, Value-Added Reselling, and Professional Services of IT products and End-To-End solutions. We represent from top select manufacturers to a network of direct and indirect Customers in the Federal, State and Local Governments as well as in the Commercial sector.

AITC offers: Strategic Planning; Technology and Risk Assessment; System Design and Implementation; System Migration; Solutions Sales, Maintenance and Support Services; Training and Training Development; Consulting; Program Management; Lifecycle Management; IT Staffing Support; and Managed IT Services.

The company is focused on: Telecommunications Systems / VoIP / IP Telephony; Data Networking; Information Security; Data Centers / Cloud Computing / Virtualization / Storage; IP Video / Video Teleconferencing; Wireless and Mobility; Computing / Servers / Workstations / PC’s / Tablets, etc. AITC has an opening for a new Cybersecurity Systems Administrator position in Einsiedlerhof, Germany in support of Warrior Preparation Center (WPC) Network operations.

Position Overview

Cybersecurity Support candidate will provide cybersecurity support for all WPC networks to assist in developing constructive capabilities to train in a synthetic environment against cyber-attacks and assist other nations in obtaining and maintaining distributed connection with CFBLNet supporting SPARTAN Training/Exercise events.

Job Duties & Responsibilities

  • Support the sustainment of the accredited cybersecurity posture of the WPC’s domain enclaves by actively tracking and maintaining assigned network’s cyber-vulnerability level and system compliance to applicable DISA Security Technical Implementation Guides (STIGs) and Security Requirements Guides (SRGs);
  • Serve as the operations lead for WPC’s Assured Compliance Assessment Solution (ACAS) systems and scan/report production processes;
  • Work with the WPC Cybersecurity Office to provide technical inputs for Cyber Vulnerability Management (CVM) and Risk Management Framework (RMF) Plans of Action and Milestones (POA&Ms) regarding remediation timelines or vulnerability mitigation to sufficient detail;
  • Actively maintain lists of active hosts on the assigned networks and the corresponding inventory listings of software used to determine STIGs and/or SRGs that need to be applied;
  • Research proposed configuration updates/changes and apply a “patch-and-test” approach as appropriate to determine if a configuration update/change will have a detrimental effect on the WPC
  • processes and operational training mission to make a determination on application in the operational environment;
  • Track/report event partner’s compliance of configuration changes based on CYBERCOM-driven tasking orders or other DoD short-notice threat response notifications;
  • Provide guidance and subject matter expertise of DoD and AF policies, instructions related to the C&A processes, AF Security, Interoperability, Supportability, Sustainability and Interoperability (SISSU) activities, the AF Certification and Accreditation Process (AFCAP), and DoD’s Risk Management Framework (RMF);
  • Provide security engineering to assist in implement security controls and ensure these controls do not degrade performance and availability requirements needed to execute and sustain M&S/LVC exercises/events;
  • Report security findings and issues associated with the RMF process to the appropriate Cybersecurity POCs;
  • Review system artifacts (e.g., documents) for accuracy and perform hands-on testing of system security features;
  • Conduct facility visits to US other nations distributed training center to observe the actual processes related to each IA control (technical, personnel, operational, or management in nature);
  • Utilize tools such as Retina and Nessus scanners, DISA System Readiness Review (SRR) and Gold Disks, and database and web server security test tools;
  • Perform hands-on validation of IA control implementation in M&S/LVC;
  • Base assessment primarily on the validation procedures of the DIACAP or RMF Knowledge Service and DISA STIGs;
  • Provide specialized subject matter expertise of the M&S/LVC community’s systems;
  • Support Configuration Management (CM) and documentation of the infrastructure, network, and equipment, physical locations of equipment, and facility features require baselines and shall be under change control;
  • Assist with CM, including the following: maintain circuit action records, maintain network and rack elevation diagrams;
  • Consolidate and maintain baseline hardware lists for each WPC network including other nations connecting to WPC network or systems;
  • Develop and maintain network diagram of network infrastructure for every communication room, including but not limited to: Coalition and Exercise networks, VTC systems, and IP telephones. Network drawings shall be updated regularly as defined by WPC standards. Network drawings and hardware inventory lists shall be updated monthly or as changes are made, to include all new and revised information obtained the previous month. Contractor shall maintain a database of communications equipment (such as switches, routers, hub, and encryption devices) used in all WPC networks;
  • Provide cybersecurity support for WPC LVC Operations Integration;
  • Provide cybersecurity support to enable WPC obtaining and maintaining cybersecurity approval to connect to Allied, Coalition and PfP nation distributed training centers and the associated network systems and training devices;
  • Provide cybersecurity advice, guidance, recommendations, and review of identified products created by units for their specific sites to comply with Federal, DoD and AF IA policies;
  • Provide security engineering support to the IAM and configuration management (CM) team and assist in providing balance between the reasonable implementation of cybersecurity/security controls and the performance and availability requirements needed to sustain the mission;
  • Work to provide solutions to security and technical challenges to the user’s connectivity including documenting problem areas with recommendations for resolution to WPC/DO, conducting site visit follow-ups on issues and resolutions as needed, documenting recommendations for process
  • improvements and provide to WPC/DO, providing lessons learned quarterly for the user community to WPC/DO for publishing, conducting annual security reviews and provide report to the IAM and WPC/DO, and providing customer service support to installation sites as identified by WPC/DO; 24) assist the WPC in achieving consistent application/implementation of network and system security policies, countermeasures, and procedures under development and fielded to user sites;
  • Assist the IAM in assessing the accuracy and completeness of system accreditation packages in accordance with DIACAP/RMF to increase the overall security posture of the WPC;
  • Assist as required in maintaining and updating CM control of the following documents: Configuration Management Plan, Risk Management Plan, Vulnerability Management Plan, Patch Management Plan, Incident Response Plan, COOP, and DRP;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Incumbent is required to perform all duties listed and may be required to perform additional, position-specific duties.

Mandatory Experience & Requirements  

  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Craftsman: Server Infrastructure and/or Red Hat Certified System Administrator; 5-7 years’ experience.
  • DoD 8570.1 IAT Level II Certification required.
  • Experience with ACAS or Tenable Nessus vulnerability scanners. 
  • ISSO cybersecurity qualification.
  • Security Clearance:  Secret.  The selected applicants will be subject to a security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

Desired Experience & Education

  • A bachelor’s degree plus 3 years of functional experience, OR; An associate’s degree plus 7 years of recent specialized experience OR 11 total years of recent specialized experience;
  • Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP)
  • Experience supporting LVC distributed training systems and Distributed Training Centers (DTC).

Compensation

Salary and benefits will be commensurate with experience, expertise, education, and potential. We offer our employees competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package.