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Battle Space Awareness Capability Portfolio Management ISR Capabilities Analyst, DC, US, ID# 19042

Join the team who values your skills and expertise. From intelligence and cybersecurity to vulnerability assessment and mission assurance, Cherokee Nation Strategic Programs (CNSP) brings experience and results. Building on a reputation as a dedicated, disciplined and tightly knit organization, CNSP supports DOD and other federal clients in their critical, strategic and operational programs. CNSP is looking for qualified talent to give our clients the support they deserve and the quality they expect from our team – a team of experts, like you.

Cherokee Nation Strategic Programs is part of Cherokee Federal – a team of tribally owned federal contracting companies focused on building solutions, solving complex challenges, and serving the nation’s mission around the globe for more than 60 federal clients.

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The Battle Space Awareness Capability Portfolio Management  ISR Capabilities Analyst will support Joint Chiefs of Staff J2F/J28 and Deputy Directorate for Battlespace Awareness (BA) missions to provide Secretary of Defense (SecDef), Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS), Combatant Commanders, and the Joint Staff (JS) with national-level military intelligence products and future capability development analysis.  Capitalizing on intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) experience and expertise, ensure current and future Department of Defense (DoD) and Intelligence Community (IC) capabilities support warfighter BA requirements. Provide the BA Functional Capabilities Board (BA FCB) with subject matter expertise to enable J2F/J28 and the BA FCB to accomplish assigned missions.  Provide analytical and assessment support to identify, develop, track, and evaluate BA portfolio initiatives and programs, and provide recommendations to improve effectiveness of BA capabilities and portfolio management.  


  • Provide technical expertise to the JS/J286 Joint Intelligence Enterprise IT, Capabilities and Integration Division.
  • Track, analyze, and influence Joint All-Domain Command and Control (JADC2), Joint All-Domain Situational Awareness (JADSA), Common Intelligence Picture (CIP) Modernization Initiative (CMI), Intel Support to Command and Control Working Group (ISC2) and Distributed Common Ground/Surface System (DCGS) enterprise activities, Intelligence Support to Command and Control Targeting (ISC2T) and related concepts.
  • Track and analyze documentation as required to make JCIDS-related recommendations on CCMD, Service, and CSA-identified capability requirements.
  • Synchronize requirements and capabilities management with JCIDS and MTA processes.
  • Provide enterprise briefings and advice to senior leaders, management, and J28 staff members to inform recommendations and decisions.
  • Provide technical expertise during the FCB input to the annual CPM, CGA, and CPR processes.
  • Support and review related Joint policy, CONOPS, standards, business processes, and spiral development activity, and determine impacts on the intelligence enterprise and initiatives.
  • Interact as required with the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard, CCMDs, and CSAs Enterprise governance, steering, and Joint Integration working groups.
  • Collaborate with JS J28 Operations and Users Focus Team to develop,      implement, monitor, and review ISC2T DCGS Enterprise participation in technical      demonstrations and exercises, to include, but not limited to, Master Scenario Events List development and execution, and technical demonstration and/or exercise White Cell management and execution.
  • Develop and review DoD and IC documentation necessary to achieve an integrated interoperability and information sharing environment.
  • Attend conferences and other portfolio-relevant events, assist in planning meetings, developing and producing briefings, meeting notes, and other required reports.
  • Prepare agendas, send invites, receive preparation materials, review presentations, and send out information and instructions to attendees related to meetings, In-Progress Reviews (IPRs), working groups, and/or working sessions for enterprise-related activities.
  • Support resolution of Joint Staff Actions Processing (JSAP) tasks, eTasks/ DARTs, and others as required.
  • Develop and coordinate Plans of Action and Milestones (POA&Ms); conducting internal assessment events; and participating in external exercises, technology demonstrations or other planned events, as required.
  • Participates in assigned portfolio-related communities of interest (COIs, working groups, meeting, studies, etc.)
  • Perform research, collaboration, coordination and providing expert review and analysis to build requirements document packages and develop the JS J2 position on DoD and COI taskers.



This position will not have supervisory or management requirements.


  • Senior Analyst must hold a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in a technical field.
  • Experience working either on or with the IC or DoD staffs.
  • Five years of experience working with the intelligence community supporting Intel Support to Command and Control (ISC2), CCMD Joint Intelligence Operations Centers, and/or Service DCGS systems.
  • Possess in-depth knowledge of ISR systems, sensors, and dissemination techniques in one or more applicable operational domains (space, air, land, and/or maritime) and/or intelligence discipline (GEOINT, SIGINT, MASINT/CWMD).
  • Possess knowledge of Joint Capability Areas (JCAs), e.g., ISR tasking, collection, processing, exploitation, and dissemination (TCPED).
  • Familiar with the JS and both the Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System (JCIDS) and Planning Programming, Budgeting and Execution PPBE processes.
  • Familiarity with CJCSI 5123.01 JROC Charter, CJCSI 3170.01, CJCSI 3312.01, and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff JCIDS Manual.


  • Must have a valid US passport.
  • TS/SCI Security Clearance / must be able to travel 25% within continental US (CONUS) and/or outside continental US (OCONUS), as requested by client.
  • Proficient in performing capability requirements analysis and preparing products on a daily basis.  
  • Proficient in staff writing, multi-level coordinating, and publishing reports and assessments related to ISR capability requirements development at the executive level.
  • Proficient in database research techniques with respect to available DoD, acquisition, Research, Development, Testing, and Evaluation (RDT&E) and IC resources to perform capability requirements analysis.
  • Proficient at using Windows based desktop computers and MS Professional Suite of applications, specifically, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and SharePoint.
  • U.S. Citizenship or Permanent Resident status required.
  • Ability to successfully pass a drug screening test and federal background check.
  • Pass a U.S. Government security investigation and meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.



Traditional office space.


  • CI Polygraph.
  • Experience working with DoD or Combat Support Agency staffs.
  • Graduate of National Intelligence University or extensive experience in the IC community or supporting agencies.

About Cherokee – Federal
Cherokee Federal – a division of Cherokee Nation Businesses – is a team of tribally owned federal contracting companies focused on building solutions, solving complex challenges, and serving the nation’s mission around the globe for more than 60 federal clients. Our team of companies manages nearly 1,000 projects of all sizes across the construction, consulting, engineering and manufacturing, health, and technology portfolios.

Since 2012, the Cherokee Federal team of companies has won more than $5 billion in government contracts. Our 3,000+ employees work in 26 countries, 50 states and 2 U.S. territories.

Why choose Cherokee Federal? Visit our website and learn about the great reasons to join our team.


Applicants selected will be subject to a U.S. Government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

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