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CACI International Target Digital Network Analyst (TDNA) in Fort Meade, Maryland

Target Digital Network Analyst (TDNA)

Job Category: Intelligence

Time Type: Full time

Minimum Clearance Required to Start: TS/SCI with Polygraph

Employee Type: Regular

Percentage of Travel Required: Up to 10%

Type of Travel: Local

CACI is seeking skilled Target Digital Network Analyst (TDNA) of all skill levels for a variety of roles to support core Intelligence Community (IC) missions. Our national security depends on technology as never before, and this dependence is growing at an ever-increasing rate. As a cyber professional in the intelligence community, you will work as part of a team on the frontlines of defense against our cyber adversaries. CACI needs cyber professionals with technical expertise and a driving desire to remain at the forefront of their field. Help protect national security interests as part of the world’s most advanced team of cyber professionals.

What You’ll Get to Do

  • As a TDNA, you will conduct 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.

  • Demonstrate an understanding the principles and methods of exploiting foreign communications and communication systems to identify, collect, analyze process and disseminate information in accordance with established requirements and priorities.

  • Analyzes DNI data for reportable intelligence information and building target profiles.

  • Maintains appropriate databases for targeting, tasking, and analysis.

  • Performs sustained target analysis and enhancement through the use of DNI and DNR analytic techniques.

  • Analyzes DNI data to identify new access development opportunities for follow-on collection requirements.

  • Performs research using open source and classified sources to develop comprehensive baseline profiles of designated target sets.

  • Identifies intelligence gaps and evaluating the intelligence gathered in order to either tailor current collection or enable new collection to close the gaps.

More About the Role

  • Prior demonstrated experience in the use of software applications and databases associated with network analysis and target development.

  • Capable of running basic DNI and DNR queries to answer specific questions with existing Agency tools.

  • Can task own selectors with assistance of senior analysts.

  • Possess a basic understanding internet protocols, digital telecommunications technologies, and internet routing.

  • Possess a basic understanding of SIG INT collection.

  • Capable of basic target discovery and collection triage.

  • Able to evaluate leads for tasking and able to use appropriate tasking authorities.

  • Analyst requires mentorship and/or guidance from Government personnel

  • Ability to monitor and develop target across several communications technologies.

  • Capable of executing own and others’ tasking.

  • Able to independently task across all authorities, maintaining compliance, without releaser, oversight officer or legal rejection/modification.

  • Capable of building analytics for more complex discovery and analysis tasks.

  • Understands multiple internet protocols, telecommunications technologies, and internet routing.

  • Understands multiple communications protocols and can analyze technical data from collected information for new collection opportunities.

  • Can evaluate information for signs of communications changes and identify alternate means of communication.

  • Run complex queries using a variety of different tools.

  • Provide guidance to others on how to run better queries or use different tools or task selectors so as to take advantage of all available collection opportunities.

  • Takes advantage of new collection resources and shares this information with others who would benefit from it.

  • Takes initiative to review scripts/traffic from other streams of collection to look for leads or complimenting data to enhance overall story.

  • Expert level understanding internet protocols, digital telecommunications technologies, and internet routing and the merging packet and circuit switched networks.

  • Performs DNR development to ID other methods of target communications and works with language analysts to analyze importance of selectors and tie them to targets of interest.

  • Target development results in discovery of reportable information.

  • Understands computer network infrastructure enabling discovery of new avenues of target development.

  • Works with other SIGDEV elements to introduce new tools/avenues of pursuit to find new collection.

  • Ability to discover alternate means of communication for complex and operationally sophisticated targets.

  • Able to develop custom analytics for target discovery and analysis of complex targets.

You’ll Bring These Qualifications

  • Active TS SCI clearance with polygraph is required to start

  • Minimum of 6-15 years demonstrated experience (after HS) at NSA Headquarters, or its Extended Enterprise.

  • At least 2 of the years of experience must have been within the last 5 years.

  • Prior demonstrated experience in the use of software applications and databases associated with network analysis and target development

What We Can Offer You:

  • We’ve been named a Best Place to Work by the Washington Post.

  • Our employees value the flexibility at CACI that allows them to balance quality work and their personal lives.

  • We offer competitive benefits and learning and development opportunities.

  • We are mission-oriented and ever vigilant in aligning our solutions with the nation’s highest priorities.

  • For over 55 years, the principles of CACI’s unique, character-based culture have been the driving force behind our success.

Company Overview: At CACI, you will have the opportunity to make an immediate impact by providing information solutions and services in support of national security missions and government transformation for Intelligence, Defense, and Federal Civilian customers. CACI is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

As required by Executive Order 14042, Federal contractor employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by December 8, 2021 regardless of the employee’s duty location or work arrangement (e.g., telework, remote work, etc.), subject to such exceptions as required by law. If selected, you will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 and submit documentation of proof of vaccination before starting employment with CACI.