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Huntington Ingalls Industries Interagency Subject Matter Expert C-UAS in Reston, Virginia


HII-MDIS is is seeking an Interagency SME to support our customer's C-UAS mission.

HII's Training Team is growing at a major DoD Joint Agency Supporting CWMD's and CIED's globally. We have an immediate opportunity for an Interagency SME to support domestic C-UAS efforts in the Northern Virginia Area. This is a fantastic opportunity for an Interagency SME who has knowledge and expertise in the C-UAS arena, to include experience with FAA and/or NORAD. The qualified candidate will be creative, resourceful, and enjoy interacting with all levels of government and contractor personnel.


HII is searching for an Interagency Subject Matter Expert (SME) to lead Community of Action activities including the development of strategic plans and support to domestic operations for a new Counter-Unmanned Aircraft Systems (C-UAS) Implementation Plan. The Interagency SME will lead interagency coordination and planning efforts for JIDO/DTRA while providing the necessary strategic vision for enduring operations. The SME will take that vision and translate it into useable C-UAS support and products for senior JIDO directorates and staff.


  • Liaison, coordinate with, and provide full support to Communities of Action events on all C-UAS matters.

  • Facilitate effective relationships with Combatant Commands, Joint Staff, Office of the Secretary of Defense, the Interagency, partners and allies.

  • Build and maintain liaison relationships within the DoD, along with counterparts in other national level agencies, including those in the Intelligence Committee (IC), Department of

  • Justice (DOJ), Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Department of Energy (DOE), as well as any other identified Departments/Agencies involved in Unmanned Aircraft Systems and

  • Counter-Unmanned Aircraft Systems.

  • Support daily interaction and information sharing.

  • Work with limited direct oversight.

  • Facilitate operational, tactical and strategic requirements in support of U.S. Interagency, Law Enforcement and DoD.

  • Coordinate and liaise with appropriate agencies to ensure requirements are met and inputs are sent/received IAW established timelines.

  • Support DoD and Interagency UAS implementation and counter-UAS activities

  • Participate internally and externally in DoD and interagency policy discussions involving the integration of UAS, the implementation of C-UAS technology to detect and defend critical infrastructure; interagency discussions involving the review and validation of C-UAS technology to defeat errant and hostile UAS operations; interagency discussions involving the development of rules of use for C-UAS technology.

  • Provide assistance in the development of long term plans, implementing and finalizing support to future domestic C-UAS operations.

  • Assist in the development of DoD level plans, policies and strategies related to C-UAS for dissemination across the DoD and among C-UAS vested interests in the interagency community.

  • Facilitation of and/or effective integration into functional working groups from other agencies/departments and the Joint Staff.

  • Provide expertise/guidance necessary to formulate and support implementation plans and future/enduring operational plans on processes, practices and policy interpretations.

  • Review and provide improvement recommendations to Operational Plans (OPLANs), Contingency Plans (CONPLANs) and similar documents for the Community of Action.

  • Expand interagency coordination with domestic agencies including law enforcement agencies.

  • Support the Deliberate Planning Process.

  • Understand and Analyze DoD Policy and Strategic Analysis.

  • Prepare briefings, information papers, policies, strategies as well as staff, task, brief and report products required to initate, communicate and manage work across senior DoD-level staff and interagency partners.

  • Other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • In depth knowledge of UAS/C-UAS/C-sUAS is not required; some UAS/C-UAS experience preferred.MUST have significant interagency experience.

  • Minimum 15-20 years of military or DoD experience with at least five (5) years’ of strategy and operational-level planning and policy development experience.

  • Minimum 5 years’ experience working with various Interagency/IC agencies and Task Force elements.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of DoD support to Civilian Agencies.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of DoD support to Domestic Operations.

  • Experience in policy development, strategy development, strategic planning and conducting mission analysis.

  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate meetings and working group members on strategic objectives.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum 3-5 years’ experience with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and/or North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD).

  • Demonstrated experience coordinating with Federal Law Enforcement agencies.

  • Firsthand experience supporting DoD Domestic Operations.


  • Bachelor’s degree; Master's degree in Relevant subject area (National Security or Strategic Studies preferred)

    Clearance Requirements:

  • Must have active TS/SCI or TS with SCI eligibility.

Physical Demands -The physical demands described here are representative of those that may need to be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to stand; climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 20 pounds.

HII Mission Driven Innovative Solutions (HII-MDIS), formerly Fulcrum, is an equal opportunity employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. EOE of Minorities/Females/Veterans/Disability.


Job ID2019-2068

of Openings1


TypeFull Time