Open Position in Information Assurance, Airforce Research Laboratory
The Airforce Research Laboratory is seeking a technical expert in information assurance to conduct research in Rome, NY.
Senior-Level Position in Information Assurance
Air Force Research Laboratory, Information Directorate (AFLR/IF)
The position is for a new senior-level position in Information Assurance (IA) at the Air Force Research Laboratory, Information Directorate (AFLR/IF). This position has ST rank, which is "the scientific and professional cadre of senior executives," i.e., an SES- level position carrying primarily technical and not management responsibilities.
It is the highest-ranking scientific/technical position the government offers and recognizes the holder’s technical authority and latitude. Only eminently qualified and widely known and respected candidates will be considered.
AFRL/IF has a growing presence in IA research, and is looking for a leader who will be one of only three ST professionals in the lab.
The Air Force Laboratory, Information Directorate, is located in Rome, NY. This is roughly between Syracuse and Albany, in an area of small towns and farms in upstate NY, within easy driving distance of many of the state parks in NY and surrounding states (including the Adirondack and Finger Lakes areas). The cost of living is low and the pace of life in the region is far more relaxed than in most cities. There are lots of opportunities for recreation, year- round. The lab itself is located in a high-tech park area, with a major new building and excellent facilities. The staff is full of talented personnel who are working on a wide variety of topics including information security, data fusion, imaging, supercomputing, data management, and communications (among others). The work they do directly supports the many missions of the US Air Force, but also supports efforts of many state and Federal agencies, such as the FCC and the FBI, all of which turn to the Lab for their expertise. Personnel at the lab interact with people at many universities and colleges, both locally and nationally, as well as with personnel at other research facilities. Publication of non-classified results in professional journals is encouraged and rewarded. The search is not yet officially open, but informal inquiries can be directed to the chief scientist of the lab at this location, John Bay (firstname.lastname@example.org).