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Battlespace Awareness Capability Portfolio Management Support – Data and Artificial Intelligence Analyst, Washington, DC, US ID# 18712

Active Top Secret/SCI Clearance is required

Join the team who values your skills and expertise. From intelligence and cyber security 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. For more information, visit

Job Description:

Supporting Joint Staff / J28 and Deputy Directorate for Battlespace Awareness (BA) missions to provide Secretary of Defense (SECDEF), Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS), Combatant Commanders, Department of Defense (DOD) Components, Services, and the Joint Staff (JS) with national-level military intelligence products and future capability development analysis.  Researches and assesses data, Artificial Intelligence (AI), machine learning, and autonomy requirements, associated programs, and applications (collectively referred to as data/AI) across the Battlespace Awareness portfolio in support of the National Defense Strategy.  Conducts engagements with subject matter experts, program representatives, and other stakeholders to promote standards, improve processes, and integrate enterprise efforts to align requirements, acquisition, intelligence, and data transport efforts.  Scopes problems as well as identifies and analyzes strategic challenges, opportunities, gaps, requirements, program challenges, risks, dependencies, and fiscal guidance impacts.  Assesses the status and trajectory of the enterprise data/AI ecosystem and develops recommendations across doctrine, organization, training, material, leadership, personnel, facilities, and policy to promote efficiencies and interoperability in support of weapon system battlespace awareness, survivability, and lethality.  Assesses emerging technologies and tradecraft with a focus on policy, workforce, organization constructs, and policies to advance the vision of delivering the right data, at the right time, and at the right place to enable decision advantage and lethality to the Joint Force.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities (Deliverables):

  • Provide technical data/AI expertise to the JS/J285 Intelligence Data Requirements Division; support other J28 Divisions as required.
  • Apply structured advanced analytical methods, business analytics, and mathematical models to better understand complex systems and situations in the context of operational requirements, to make supported capability recommendations to the Joint Requirements Oversight Council (JROC).
  • Identify innovative data/AI architectures, tools, and methods to support performance in all phases of the intelligence cycle.
  • Craft effective recommendations for highly complex or sensitive situations that incorporate strategic direction by identifying the impact of the course of action.
  • Propose program, process, workforce, and policy changes required to enhance data/AI organizational efficiency and eliminate barriers to organizational success.
  • Understand the interrelationships between various units, organizations, and partners and how these affect the organization’s mission.
  • Establish and maintain collaborative relationships with stakeholders to understand their data/AI requirements.
  • Facilitate the development of more integrated solutions by engaging and actively working with others who have unique but relevant expertise.
  • Seek and acquire data/information from nontraditional sources through open-source research (including foreign language) or outreach to non-Intelligence Community US government agencies, foreign partners, academia, and the private sector.
  • Analyze DoD data/AI capabilities and capacities and recommend actions to integrate them with Intelligence Community (IC) and Defense Intelligence Enterprise (DIE) systems.
  • Provide analytical and assessment support to enterprise data/AI activities to ensure consistency across current and planned efforts, eliminate overlap and redundancy, and enhance data sharing/interoperability across the enterprise.
  • Leverage capability gap analysis to inform DoD and IC planning, programming, budgeting and execution cycle activities to mitigate validated capability gaps.
  • Prepare responses for government release and coordinating requests for information and ad hoc queries for appropriate release.
  • Prepare documents, coordinate/present recommendations leading to executive decision-making on capabilities and resource allocation.
  • Attend conferences and other relevant events, assist in planning meetings, developing and producing briefings, meeting notes and other required reports.
  • Support resolution of JSAPs, eTasks, and other taskings as required.
  • Prepare agendas, send invites, receive preparation materials, review presentations and distribute information and instructions to attendees related to meetings, In-Progress Reviews, working groups, and/or working sessions.
  • Be familiar with Joint Urgent Operational Need Statements and Joint Emergent Operational Need Statements (JUON/JEONs) articulated by combatant commands (CCMDs), Services (i.e., Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps, Space Force), Combat Support Agencies (CSAs), and operational commanders.
  • Review Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System (JCIDS), Defense Acquisition System (DAS) and Planning, Programming, Budgeting and Execution (PPBE) documentation and identify impacts to programs within or impacting the DOD.
  • Assess and analyze JCIDS, IC Capability Requirements (ICCR), and other programmatic documents to provide validated recommendations on CCMD, Service, and CSA identified capability requirements and program decisions.
  • Advise leadership and customers on status, regulations, directives, procedures and guidance impacting validated joint warfighter capability requirements and congressional appropriations actions.
  • Brief and advise senior leaders, management, and staff members on areas of expertise to inform recommendations and decisions.
  • Review Service, Joint, and Agency requirements, policies, Concepts of Operations (CONOPS), standards, and business processes for impact on JS J2 equities, the IC, and operational users.
  • Provide support to internal/external assessments of DIE requirements, to include integration and interoperability goals and objectives.


Supervisory/Management Authority:

This position will not have supervisory or management authority.

Education and/or Experience:


  • Bachelors of Science degree in technical field, preferably computer science, mathematics, engineering, or computer information systems.
  • Possess direct experience with or knowledge of data analytics, operations management and continuous process improvement (Lean Six Sigma, Kaizen, etc.).
  • Possess direct experience with or knowledge Agile software development (NIST: 800-160, 800-190, DevSecOps) and cybersecurity (NIST: 800-30, 800-37, 800-53).
  • Working-level knowledge of Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Instruction (CJCSI) 5123.01, JROC Charter and understanding of the JCIDS, the Agile Acquisition Framework, and PPBE process.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 

  • Must have a valid US passport.
  • Top Secret/SCI Security Clearance verifiable in JPAS
  • 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 data and artificial intelligence 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.



· This position is primarily performed in a climate controlled office setting.

  • Must be able to travel 25% within continental US (CONUS) and/or outside continental US (OCONUS), as requested by client.


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.



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