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Policy Analyst

Arlington, VA
Expiration Date: March 17, 2018

Job Description


: Lead a team of analysts conducting multi-disciplinary research, analysis, and assessment in multiple research areas for the Office of the Secretary of Defense/Net Assessment (OSD/NA). Topics of research and analysis include, but are not limited to, the emerging nuclear security environment, the global space security environment, and the role of information in warfare.


  • Conduct multi-disciplinary research, analysis, and assessment on the global space security environment on behalf of the Office of the Secretary of Defense/Net Assessment (OSD/NA). Research and analysis focuses on understanding the changing space security environment and its implications for the national security of the United States.
  • Use variety of methodologies—campaign studies, workshops, tabletop exercises, wargames, historical case studies, all-source literature reviews, and subject matter expert interviews—to perform strategic analysis of the global space security environment.
  • Provide analytic results in the form of long-form written reports and oral briefings to OSD/NA.






  • Graduate degree in government, political science, history, strategic studies or other social science/humanities field with a focus on international relations, security studies, or military history and 4+ years of experience.
  • Or a Bachelor's degree and 6+ years of experience,



  • Possess working knowledge of the history of U.S. space policy, strategy, existing and theoretical space capabilities, anti-satellite weapons, and modern U.S. military history.
  • Demonstrated five years of experience conducting research and analysis on space policy and space strategy of the United States and other major foreign space powers.
  • Demonstrated experience designing, organizing, and completing major research projects.
  • Demonstrated experience in delivering research results in written and oral communications to senior managers in the Department of Defense.
  • Proficiency with MS Word and PowerPoint



  • Relevant experience with national security space in the U.S. military, Department of Defense, or Intelligence Community.
  • Experience analyzing long-term trends in the international security environment and their relationships with the space security environment relating to the futures of the United States and foreign space competitors (current or emerging).
  • Experience with conducting research and analysis on NASA programs.
  • Experience designing, organizing, and executing seminar-style workshops, tabletop exercises, or operational-level wargames.
  • Active Top Secret/ SCI clearance strongly preferred.
  • Russian and/or Chinese area expertise is a plus.



  • Some periodic overnight travel within the United States
  • Clearance: Must be able to obtain Top Secret/SCI
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