Partner Integration Planner

Partner Integration Planner 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.


Items denoted by a * are CORE KSATs for every Work Role, while other CORE KSATs vary by Work Role.

Core KSATs

KSAT ID Description KSAT
22

* Knowledge of computer networking concepts and protocols, and network security methodologies.

Knowledge
108

* Knowledge of risk management processes (e.g., methods for assessing and mitigating risk).

Knowledge
264

Knowledge of basic physical computer components and architectures, including the functions of various components and peripherals (e.g., CPUs, Network Interface Cards, data storage).

Knowledge
1056

Knowledge of operations security.

Knowledge
1157

* Knowledge of national and international laws, regulations, policies, and ethics as they relate to cybersecurity.

Knowledge
1158

* Knowledge of cybersecurity principles.

Knowledge
1159

* Knowledge of cyber threats and vulnerabilities.

Knowledge
2032

Apply expertise in policy and processes to facilitate the development, negotiation, and internal staffing of plans and/or memorandums of agreement.

Task
2058

Assist and advise inter-agency partners in identifying and developing best practices for facilitating operational support to achievement of organization objectives.

Task
2091

Collaborate with other team members or partner organizations to develop a diverse program of information materials (e.g., web pages, briefings, print materials).

Task
2162

Contribute to the development, staffing, and coordination of cyber operations policies, performance standards, plans and approval packages with appropriate internal and/or external decision makers.

Task
2180

Coordinate with intelligence and cyber defense partners to obtain relevant essential information.

Task
2308

Develop or participate in the development of standards for providing, requesting, and/or obtaining support from external partners to synchronize cyber operations.

Task
2322

Develop strategy and processes for partner planning, operations, and capability development.

Task
2416

Facilitate interactions between internal and external partner decision makers to synchronize and integrate courses of action in support of objectives.

Task
2417

Facilitate the sharing of “best practices” and “lessons learned” throughout the cyber operations community.

Task
2443

Identify and manage security cooperation priorities with external partners.

Task
2513

Inform external partners of the potential effects of new or revised policy and guidance on cyber operations partnering activities.

Task
2524

Integrate cyber planning/targeting efforts with other organizations.

Task
2531

Knowledge of organizational planning concepts.

Knowledge
2558

Maintain relationships with internal and external partners involved in cyber planning or related areas.

Task
2618

Contribute to the review and refinement of policy, to include assessments of the consequences of endorsing or not endorsing such policy.

Task
2619

Provide subject matter expertise to planning teams, coordination groups, and task forces as necessary.

Task
2624

Conduct long-range, strategic planning efforts with internal and external partners in cyber activities.

Task
2626

Provide subject matter expertise to planning efforts with internal and external cyber operations partners.

Task
2702

Prepare for and provide subject matter expertise to exercises.

Task
2761

Provide planning support between internal and external partners.

Task
2822

Serve as a conduit of information from partner teams by identifying subject matter experts who can assist in the investigation of complex or unusual situations.

Task
2823

Serve as a liaison with external partners.

Task
2843

Synchronize cyber international engagement activities and associated resource requirements as appropriate.

Task
2888

Document lessons learned that convey the results of events and/or exercises.

Task
3001

Ability to accurately and completely source all data used in intelligence, assessment and/or planning products.

Ability
3003

Ability to adjust to and operate in a diverse, unpredictable, challenging, and fast-paced work environment.

Ability
3011

Ability to apply critical reading/thinking skills.

Ability
3015

Ability to apply approved planning development and staffing processes.

Ability
3021

Ability to collaborate effectively with others.

Ability
3022

Ability to communicate complex information, concepts, or ideas in a confident and well-organized manner through verbal, written, and/or visual means.

Ability
3033

Ability to coordinate cyber operations with other organization functions or support activities.

Ability
3040

Ability to develop or recommend planning solutions to problems and situations for which no precedent exists.

Ability
3041

Ability to effectively collaborate via virtual teams.

Ability
3044

Ability to exercise judgment when policies are not well-defined.

Ability
3048

Ability to function in a collaborative environment, seeking continuous consultation with other analysts and experts—both internal and external to the organization—in order to leverage analytical and technical expertise.

Ability
3054

Ability to identify external partners with common cyber operations interests.

Ability
3057

Ability to interpret and apply laws, regulations, policies, and guidance relevant to organization cyber objectives.

Ability
3060

Ability to interpret and understand complex and rapidly evolving concepts.

Ability
3066

Ability to participate as a member of planning teams, coordination groups, and task forces as necessary.

Ability
3076

Ability to tailor technical and planning information to a customer’s level of understanding.

Ability
3106

Knowledge of a wide range of basic communications media concepts and terminology (e.g., computer and telephone networks, satellite, cable, wireless).

Knowledge
3129

Knowledge of attack methods and techniques (DDoS, brute force, spoofing, etc.).

Knowledge
3154

Knowledge of classification and control markings standards, policies and procedures.

Knowledge
3177

Knowledge of common computer/network infections (virus, Trojan, etc.) and methods of infection (ports, attachments, etc.).

Knowledge
3188

Knowledge of computer networking fundamentals (i.e., basic computer components of a network, types of networks, etc.).

Knowledge
3215

Knowledge of cyber actions (i.e. cyber defense, information gathering, environment preparation, cyber attack) principles, capabilities, limitations, and effects.

Knowledge
3225

Knowledge of data communications terminology (e.g., networking protocols, Ethernet, IP, encryption, optical devices, removable media).

Knowledge
3271

Knowledge of internal and external partner cyber operations capabilities and tools.

Knowledge
3274

Knowledge of fundamental cyber operations concepts, terminology/lexicon (i.e., environment preparation, cyber attack, cyber defense), principles, capabilities, limitations, and effects.

Knowledge
3275

Knowledge of fundamental cyber concepts, principles, limitations, and effects.

Knowledge
3291

Knowledge of how internet applications work (SMTP email, web-based email, chat clients, VOIP).

Knowledge
3326

Knowledge of information security concepts, facilitating technologies and methods.

Knowledge
3358

Knowledge of organizational hierarchy and cyber decision making processes.

Knowledge
3388

Knowledge of crisis action planning for cyber operations.

Knowledge
3489

Knowledge of organizational structures and associated intelligence capabilities.

Knowledge
3570

Knowledge of the organizational structure as it pertains to full spectrum cyber operations, including the functions, responsibilities, and interrelationships among distinct internal elements.

Knowledge
3616

Knowledge of the structure, architecture, and design of modern digital and telephony networks.

Knowledge
3681

Skill in applying analytical methods typically employed to support planning and to justify recommended strategies and courses of action.

Skill
3685

Skill in applying crisis planning procedures.

Skill
3766

Skill in documenting and communicating complex technical and programmatic information.

Skill
3772

Skill in evaluating information for reliability, validity, and relevance.

Skill
3844

Skill in preparing and presenting briefings.

Skill
3845

Skill in preparing plans and related correspondence.

Skill
3938

Skill in utilizing feedback in order to improve processes, products, and services.

Skill
3946

Skill in utilizing virtual collaborative workspaces and/or tools (e.g., IWS, VTCs, chat rooms, SharePoint).

Skill
4008

Skill to distinguish between notional and actual resources and their applicability to the plan under development.

Skill
6900

* Knowledge of specific operational impacts of cybersecurity lapses.

Knowledge

Additional KSATs

KSAT ID Description KSAT
2059

Provide expertise to course of action development.

Task
2159

Contribute to crisis action planning for cyber operations.

Task
2309

Develop or shape international cyber engagement strategies, policies, and activities to meet organization objectives.

Task
2327

Develop, implement, and recommend changes to appropriate planning procedures and policies.

Task
2328

Develop, maintain, and assess cyber cooperation security agreements with external partners.

Task
2590

Monitor and evaluate integrated cyber operations to identify opportunities to meet organization objectives.

Task
2630

Propose policy which governs interactions with external coordination groups.

Task
2736

Provide cyber focused guidance and advice on intelligence support plan inputs.

Task
2746

Provide input for the development and refinement of the cyber operations objectives, priorities, strategies, plans, and programs.

Task
2837

Submit or respond to requests for deconfliction of cyber operations.

Task
2844

Synchronize cyber portions of security cooperation plans.

Task
3155

Knowledge of client organizations, including information needs, objectives, structure, capabilities, etc.

Knowledge
3159

Knowledge of cyber operations support or enabling processes.

Knowledge
3211

Knowledge of cyber laws and legal considerations and their effect on cyber planning.

Knowledge
3235

Knowledge of deconfliction processes and procedures.

Knowledge
3257

Knowledge of target and threat organization structures, critical capabilities, and critical vulnerabilities.

Knowledge
3262

Knowledge of evolving/emerging communications technologies.

Knowledge
3264

Knowledge of existing, emerging, and long-range issues related to cyber operations strategy, policy, and organization.

Knowledge
3356

Knowledge of organization policies and planning concepts for partnering with internal and/or external organizations.

Knowledge
3419

Knowledge of organization or partner exploitation of digital networks.

Knowledge
3585

Knowledge of accepted organization planning systems.

Knowledge
3591

Knowledge of organization objectives, leadership priorities, and decision-making risks.

Knowledge
3615

Knowledge of the structure and intent of organization specific plans, guidance and authorizations.

Knowledge
3627

Knowledge of cryptologic capabilities, limitations, and contributions to cyber operations.

Knowledge
3638

Knowledge of organization issues, objectives, and operations in cyber as well as regulations and policy directives governing cyber operations.

Knowledge
3639

Knowledge of organization cyber operations programs, strategies, and resources.

Knowledge