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All-Source Analyst

Work Role ID: 111 (NIST: AN-ASA-001) Category/Specialty Area: Analyze / All Source Analysis Workforce Element: Intelligence (Cyberspace)

Analyzes data/information from one or multiple sources to conduct preparation of the environment, respond to requests for information, and submit intelligence collection and production requirements in support of planning and operations.



Work Role ID: 311 (NIST: CO-CL-001) Category/Specialty Area: Collect & Operate / Collections Operations Workforce Element: Intelligence (Cyberspace)

Identifies collection authorities and environment; incorporates priority information requirements into collection management; develops concepts to meet leadership’s intent. Determines capabilities of available collection assets, identifies new collection capabilities; and constructs and disseminates collection plans. Monitors execution of tasked collection to ensure effective execution of the collection plan.



Work Role ID: 312 (NIST: CO-CL-002) Category/Specialty Area: Collect & Operate / Collections Operations Workforce Element: Intelligence (Cyberspace)

Evaluates collection operations and develops effects-based collection requirements strategies using available sources and methods to improve collection. Develops, processes, validates, and coordinates submission of collection requirements. Evaluates performance of collection assets and collection operations.



Work Role ID: 611 (NIST: SP-RM-001) Category/Specialty Area: Securely Provision / Risk Management Workforce Element: Cybersecurity

Senior official or executive with the authority to formally assume responsibility for operating an information system at an acceptable level of risk to organizational operations (including mission, functions, image, or reputation), organizational assets, individuals, other organizations, and the Nation (CNSSI 4009).


COMSEC Manager

Work Role ID: 723 (NIST: OV-MG-002) Category/Specialty Area: Oversee & Govern / Cybersecurity Management Workforce Element: Cybersecurity

Manages the Communications Security (COMSEC) resources of an organization (CNSSI No. 4009).


Cyber Crime Investigator

Work Role ID: 221 (NIST: IN-CI-001) Category/Specialty Area: Investigate / Cyber Investigations Workforce Element: Cyberspace Enablers / Legal/Law Enforcement

Identifies, collects, examines, and preserves evidence using controlled and documented analytical and investigative techniques.


Cyber Defense Analyst

Work Role ID: 511 (NIST: PR-DA-001) Category/Specialty Area: Protect & Defend / Cyber Defense Analysis Workforce Element: Cybersecurity

Uses data collected from a variety of cyber defense tools (e.g., IDS alerts, firewalls, network traffic logs.) to analyze events that occur within their environments for the purposes of mitigating threats.



Work Role ID: 212 (NIST: IN-FO-002) Category/Specialty Area: Investigate / Digital Forensics Workforce Element: Cybersecurity

Analyzes digital evidence and investigates computer security incidents to derive useful information in support of system/network vulnerability mitigation.



Work Role ID: 531 (NIST: PR-IR-001) Category/Specialty Area: Protect & Defend / Incident Response Workforce Element: Cybersecurity

Investigates, analyzes, and responds to cyber incidents within the network environment or enclave.



Work Role ID: 521 (NIST: PR-INF-001) Category/Specialty Area: Protect & Defend / Cyber Defense Infrastructure Support Workforce Element: Cybersecurity

Tests, implements, deploys, maintains, and administers the infrastructure hardware and software.



Work Role ID: 711 (NIST: OV-ED-001) Category/Specialty Area: Oversee & Govern / Training, Education, and Awareness Workforce Element: Cyberspace Enablers / Training and Education

Develops, plans, coordinates, and evaluates cyber training/education courses, methods, and techniques based on instructional needs.


Cyber Instructor

Work Role ID: 712 (NIST: OV-ED-002) Category/Specialty Area: Oversee & Govern / Training, Education, and Awareness Workforce Element: Cyberspace Enablers / Training and Education

Develops and conducts training or education of personnel within cyber domain.



Work Role ID: 331 (NIST: CO-PL-001) Category/Specialty Area: Collect & Operate / Cyber Operational Planning Workforce Element: Intelligence (Cyberspace)

Develops detailed intelligence plans to satisfy cyber operations requirements. Collaborates with cyber operations planners to identify, validate, and levy requirements for collection and analysis. Participates in targeting selection, validation, synchronization, and execution of cyber actions. Synchronizes intelligence activities to support organization objectives in cyberspace.


Cyber Legal Advisor

Work Role ID: 731 (NIST: OV-LG-001) Category/Specialty Area: Oversee & Govern / Legal Advice and Advocacy Workforce Element: Cyberspace Enablers / Legal/Law Enforcement

Provides legal advice and recommendations on relevant topics related to cyber law.


Cyber Operations Planner

Work Role ID: 332 (NIST: CO-PL-002) Category/Specialty Area: Collect & Operate / Cyber Operational Planning Workforce Element: Cyberspace Effects

Develops detailed plans for the conduct or support of the applicable range of cyber operations through collaboration with other planners, operators and/or analysts. Participates in targeting selection, validation, synchronization, and enables integration during the execution of cyber actions.



Work Role ID: 752 (NIST: OV-PL-002) Category/Specialty Area: Oversee & Govern / Strategic Planning and Policy Workforce Element: Cyberspace Enablers / Leadership

Develops cyberspace plans, strategy and policy to support and align with organizational cyberspace missions and initiatives.



Work Role ID: 751 (NIST: OV-PL-001) Category/Specialty Area: Oversee & Govern / Strategic Planning and Policy Workforce Element: Cyberspace Enablers / Leadership

Develop cyberspace workforce plans, strategies and guidance to support cyberspace workforce manpower, personnel, training and education requirements and to address changes to cyberspace policy, doctrine, materiel, force structure, and education and training requirements.


Data Analyst

Work Role ID: 422 (NIST: OM-DA-002) Category/Specialty Area: Operate & Maintain / Data Administration Workforce Element: IT (Cyberspace)

Examines data from multiple disparate sources with the goal of providing new insight. Designs and implements custom algorithms, flow processes and layouts for complex, enterprise-scale data sets used for modeling, data mining, and research purposes.


Database Administrator

Work Role ID: 421 (NIST: OM-DA-001) Category/Specialty Area: Operate & Maintain / Data Administration Workforce Element: IT (Cyberspace)

Administers databases and/or data management systems that allow for the storage, query, and utilization of data.


Enterprise Architect

Work Role ID: 651 (NIST: SP-ARC-001) Category/Specialty Area: Securely Provision / Systems Architecture Workforce Element: IT (Cyberspace)

Develops and maintains business, systems, and information processes to support enterprise mission needs; develops information technology (IT) rules and requirements that describe baseline and target architectures.



Work Role ID: 901 (NIST: OV-EX-001) Category/Specialty Area: Oversee & Govern / Executive Cyber Leadership Workforce Element: Cyberspace Enablers / Leadership

Executes decision making authorities and establishes vision and direction for an organization’s cyber and cyber-related resources and/or operations. (to be used for Go/FO/SES only)


Exploitation Analyst

Work Role ID: 121 (NIST: AN-XA-001) Category/Specialty Area: Analyze / Exploitation Analysis Workforce Element: Cyberspace Effects

Collaborates to identify access and collection gaps that can be satisfied through cyber collection and/or preparation activities. Leverages all authorized resources and analytic techniques to penetrate targeted networks.


Forensics Analyst

Work Role ID: 211 (NIST: IN-FO-001) Category/Specialty Area: Investigate / Digital Forensics Workforce Element: Cyberspace Enablers / Legal/Law Enforcement

Conducts deep-dive investigations on computer-based crimes establishing documentary or physical evidence, to include digital media and logs associated with cyber intrusion incidents.



Work Role ID: 631 (NIST: SP-SYS-001) Category/Specialty Area: Securely Provision / Systems Development Workforce Element: Cybersecurity

Designs, develops, tests, and evaluates information system security throughout the systems development lifecycle.



Work Role ID: 722 (NIST: OV-MG-001) Category/Specialty Area: Oversee & Govern / Cybersecurity Management Workforce Element: Cybersecurity

Responsible for the cybersecurity of a program, organization, system, or enclave.



Work Role ID: 804 (NIST: OV-PM-004) Category/Specialty Area: Oversee & Govern / Acquisition and Program/Project Management Workforce Element: Cyberspace Enablers / Acquisition

Manages a portfolio of IT capabilities that align with the overall needs of mission and business enterprise priorities.


IT Program Auditor

Work Role ID: 805 (NIST: OV-PM-005) Category/Specialty Area: Oversee & Govern / Acquisition and Program/Project Management Workforce Element: Cyberspace Enablers / Acquisition

Conducts evaluations of an IT program or its individual components, to determine compliance with published standards.


IT Project Manager

Work Role ID: 802 (NIST: OV-PM-002) Category/Specialty Area: Oversee & Govern / Acquisition and Program/Project Management Workforce Element: Cyberspace Enablers / Acquisition

Work that involves directly managing information technology projects to provide a unique service or product.


Knowledge Manager

Work Role ID: 431 (NIST: OM-KM-001) Category/Specialty Area: Operate & Maintain / Knowledge Management Workforce Element: IT (Cyberspace)

Responsible for the management and administration of processes and tools that enable the organization to identify, document, and access intellectual capital and information content.



Work Role ID: 112 (NIST: AN-AN-002) Category/Specialty Area: Analyze / All Source Analysis Workforce Element: Cyberspace Effects

Develops assessment plans and measures of performance/effectiveness. Conducts strategic and operational effectiveness assessments as required for cyber events. Determines whether systems performed as expected and provides input to the determination of operational effectiveness.



Work Role ID: 151 (NIST: AN-LA-001) Category/Specialty Area: Analyze / Language Analysis Workforce Element: Intelligence (Cyberspace)

Applies language and culture expertise with target/threat and technical knowledge to process, analyze, and/or disseminate intelligence information derived from language, voice and/or graphic material. Creates, and maintains language specific databases and working aids to support cyber action execution and ensure critical knowledge sharing. Provides subject matter expertise in foreign language-intensive or interdisciplinary projects.



Work Role ID: 441 (NIST: OM-NET-001) Category/Specialty Area: Operate & Maintain / Network Services Workforce Element: IT (Cyberspace)

Plans, implements, and operates network services/systems, to include hardware and virtual environments.



Work Role ID: 333 (NIST: CO-PL-003) Category/Specialty Area: Collect & Operate / Cyber Operational Planning Workforce Element: Cyberspace Effects

Works to advance cooperation across organizational or national borders between cyber operations partners. Aids the integration of partner cyber teams by providing guidance, resources, and collaboration to develop best practices and facilitate organizational support for achieving objectives in integrated cyber actions.



Work Role ID: 732 (NIST: OV-LG-002) Category/Specialty Area: Oversee & Govern / Legal Advice and Advocacy Workforce Element: Cyberspace Enablers / Leadership

Develops and oversees privacy compliance program and privacy program staff, supporting privacy compliance needs of privacy and security executives and their teams.


Product Support Manager

Work Role ID: 803 (NIST: OV-PM-003) Category/Specialty Area: Oversee & Govern / Acquisition and Program/Project Management Workforce Element: Cyberspace Enablers / Acquisition

Manages the package of support functions required to field and maintain the readiness and operational capability of systems and components.


Program Manager

Work Role ID: 801 (NIST: OV-PM-001) Category/Specialty Area: Oversee & Govern / Acquisition and Program/Project Management Workforce Element: Cyberspace Enablers / Acquisition

Leads, coordinates, communicates, integrates and is accountable for the overall success of the program, ensuring alignment with critical agency priorities.



Work Role ID: 661 (NIST: SP-RD-001) Category/Specialty Area: Securely Provision / Technology R&D Workforce Element: IT (Cyberspace)

Conducts software and systems engineering and software systems research in order to develop new capabilities, ensuring cybersecurity is fully integrated. Conducts comprehensive technology research to evaluate potential vulnerabilities in cyberspace systems.


Secure Software Assessor

Work Role ID: 622 (NIST: SP-DEV-002) Category/Specialty Area: Securely Provision / Software Development Workforce Element: Cybersecurity

Analyzes the security of new or existing computer applications, software, or specialized utility programs and provides actionable results.


Security Architect

Work Role ID: 652 (NIST: SP-ARC-002) Category/Specialty Area: Securely Provision / Systems Architecture Workforce Element: Cybersecurity

Designs enterprise and systems security throughout the development lifecycle; translates technology and environmental conditions (e.g., law and regulation) into security designs and processes.


Security Control Assessor

Work Role ID: 612 (NIST: SP-RM-002) Category/Specialty Area: Securely Provision / Risk Management Workforce Element: Cybersecurity

Conducts independent comprehensive assessments of the management, operational, and technical security controls and control enhancements employed within or inherited by an information technology (IT) system to determine the overall effectiveness of the controls (as defined in NIST 800-37).


Software Developer

Work Role ID: 621 (NIST: SP-DEV-001) Category/Specialty Area: Securely Provision / Software Development Workforce Element: IT (Cyberspace)

Develops, creates, maintains, and writes/codes new (or modifies existing) computer applications, software, or specialized utility programs.


System Administrator

Work Role ID: 451 (NIST: OM-SA-001) Category/Specialty Area: Operate & Maintain / Systems Administration Workforce Element: IT (Cyberspace)

Installs, configures, troubleshoots, and maintains hardware, software, and administers system accounts.



Work Role ID: 671 (NIST: SP-TE-001) Category/Specialty Area: Securely Provision / Test and Evaluation Workforce Element: IT (Cyberspace)

Plans, prepares, and executes tests of systems to evaluate results against specifications and requirements as well as analyze/report test results.


Systems Developer

Work Role ID: 632 (NIST: SP-SYS-002) Category/Specialty Area: Securely Provision / Systems Development Workforce Element: IT (Cyberspace)

Designs, develops, tests, and evaluates information systems throughout the systems development lifecycle.



Work Role ID: 641 (NIST: SP-RP-001) Category/Specialty Area: Securely Provision / Systems Requirements Planning Workforce Element: IT (Cyberspace)

Consults with customers to evaluate functional requirements and translate functional requirements into technical solutions.


Systems Security Analyst

Work Role ID: 461 (NIST: OM-AN-001) Category/Specialty Area: Operate & Maintain / Systems Analysis Workforce Element: Cybersecurity

Responsible for the analysis and development of the integration, testing, operations, and maintenance of systems security.


Target Developer

Work Role ID: 131 (NIST: AN-TD-001) Category/Specialty Area: Analyze / Targets Workforce Element: Cyberspace Effects

Performs target system analysis, builds and/or maintains electronic target folders to include inputs from environment preparation, and/or internal or external intelligence sources. Coordinates with partner target activities and intelligence organizations, and presents candidate targets for vetting and validation.


Target Network Analyst

Work Role ID: 132 (NIST: AN-TD-002) Category/Specialty Area: Analyze / Targets Workforce Element: Cyberspace Effects

Conducts advanced analysis of collection and open-source data to ensure target continuity; to profile targets and their activities; and develop techniques to gain more target information. Determines how targets communicate, move, operate and live based on knowledge of target technologies, digital networks and the applications on them.



Work Role ID: 411 (NIST: OM-TS-001) Category/Specialty Area: Operate & Maintain / Customer Service and Technical Support Workforce Element: IT (Cyberspace)

Provides technical support to customers who need assistance utilizing client level hardware and software in accordance with established or approved organizational process components. (i.e., Master Incident Management Plan, when applicable).



Work Role ID: 541 (NIST: PR-VA-001) Category/Specialty Area: Protect & Defend / Vulnerability Assessment & Management Workforce Element: Cybersecurity

Performs assessments of systems and networks within the NE or enclave and identifies where those systems/networks deviate from acceptable configurations, enclave policy, or local policy. Measures effectiveness of defense-in-depth architecture against known vulnerabilities.


Warning Analyst

Work Role ID: 141 (NIST: AN-TA-001) Category/Specialty Area: Analyze / Threat Analysis Workforce Element: Cyberspace Effects

Develops unique cyber indicators to maintain constant awareness of the status of the highly dynamic operating environment. Collects, processes, analyzes, and disseminates cyber warning assessments.


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