Fort Belvoir, VA, United States

Adversary Operations Specialist

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The Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), Nuclear Enterprise Support Directorate (NE) performs integrated, multidisciplinary, Balanced Survivability Assessments (BSAs) that assess survivability of critical U.S. and allied national/theater mission systems, networks, architectures, infrastructures, and assets.

BSA teams aim to ensure continuity to DoD missions and critical infrastructure by assessing the vulnerabilities and survivability of these infrastructures against a broad spectrum of threats including accidents, natural disasters, technological failure, information system attacks, terrorists, radio frequency weapons (RFW), sabotage, and weapons of mass destruction (WMD).

These assessments are generally requested by the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Networks & Information Integration (ASD(NII))/DoD Chief Information Officer; Combatant Commands (CCMDs); Undersecretary of Defense Acquisition and Sustainment (USD(A&S)); Undersecretary of Defense Intelligence (USD(I)); Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA); and other Department of Defense (DoD) and Federal agencies, and are coordinated through the Joint Chiefs of Staff and DTRA.


Simulates the collection activities normally associated with a hostile agent operation in the local area. The SO is given the name of the city/base/port and a general description of the target. The SO first attempts to collect information about the target facility without the aid of assets normally available to state-sponsored foreign intelligence Entity (FIE). His or her collection activities normally begin in advance of the arrival of the rest of the BSA team. Typical topics for collection include mission details, personnel and manning, operations, unique equipment, facility security, and constructing possible attack scenarios that could severely damage or destroy the operational capability of the organization or Installation. The data collected may not be absolutely accurate, but it provides a good representation of what an external observer may be able to gather. Due to the limited surveillance time, the SO will make assumptions, take some liberties, and begin his/her duties in the advance surveillance phases as depicted below.

Uses a variety of collection techniques to assemble a composite picture of the target facility or intelligence packet. This composite picture represents how the facility or organization appears to outside observers. This viewpoint is particularly useful when addressing exploitable vulnerabilities, potential attack paths and mechanisms, and signature control. Unlike other BSA team members, the SO specialist collects data without the benefit of "host facility" providers or the acknowledged presence of the BSA team.

Identifies potential targets and provides a rationale for their selection. Identifies routes and methods of attack for each selected target.

TRAVEL: Up to 50% (2-week TDY trips both CONUS and OCONUS)

  • 10 years experience in DoD Special Forces (US Navy SEAL, US Army Special Forces, US Army Ranger, or Marine Corps Special Forces).
  • Expert in identifying and targeting mission critical systems to include:
    • critical telecommunications systems and supporting infrastructure
    • IT networks
    • operational command and control platform both ground and air based
    • mission-critical utilities systems, and security systems
  • Expert in the planning and executing of attack scenarios designed to destroy or severely degrade the above-mentioned mission critical systems.
  • Expert understanding of the tools essential in carrying out undetected surveillance operations.
  • Expert in current methods of conducting undetected surveillance and counter-surveillance detection tactics, techniques and procedures.

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The Red Gate Group, Ltd. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The Red Gate Group, Ltd. considers applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or membership in any other group protected by federal, state, or local law. EEO is the Law

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