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Cyber Policy, Governance, Risk, & Compliance, Practice Area Lead (DAS Cyber)

Cyber Policy, Governance, Risk, & Compliance, Practice Area Lead (DAS Cyber)

locationTysons, VA, USA
PublishedPublished: 1/11/2024
Full Time


The Cybersecurity subservice line (SSL) is seeking a Practice Area Lead (PAL) for the Cyber Policy, Governance, Risk, and Compliance Practice Area (PA), where a PA is understood to refer to a set of closely aligned distinct and unique capabilities that support SSL and LMI priorities and vision. The PALs will be responsible for 1) working with their SSL VP to develop a strategy for their Practice Area that aligns with SSL strategy and capability maturation; 2) supporting business development and growth for their PA, and 3) talent management and development within their PA.

Within the Cybersecurity SSL, the PA includes: Cyber Policy, Governance, Risk, and Compliance. The Cybersecurity PAL will lead these practice area activities related to FISMA and cyber framework risk management as defined by NIST.


The Cybersecurity Practice Area Lead role includes the following activities:

  • Capability Maturation & Strategy
  • Work with the Cybersecurity SSL VP to develop PA strategy and support Cybersecurity SSL strategy to assist in executing SSL goals.
  • Create, update, and/or document solutions, offerings, methodologies, strategic partnership related documentation, and capabilities that align to the PA and resonate with market trends and/or client challenges (e.g., emerging threat landscape, convergence of varying security frameworks and mitigation methodologies, etc.)
  • Coordinate across LMI to ensure PA capabilities are known throughout LMI and meeting the needs of LMI’s customers and strategic partners.
  • Continuously improve existing capabilities and develop new capabilities within PA to stay in front of a rapidly evolving and digitally enabled marketplace.
  • Work effectively with other SSL PALs to ensure successful strategy and capability integration for more successful market engagement activities.
  • BD and Growth
  • Provide solutioning, capture, and proposal writing support to markets/growth for PA capabilities.
  • Develop sales enablement materials to support SSL and PA growth.
  • Screen RFIs/RFPs for potential action and lead/coordinate response for SSL
  • Review, maintain, and coordinate with markets/BD to update pipeline opportunities related to the Practice Area or coordinate updates with the Business Development POC
  • Support SSL and markets/growth in partner identification for opportunities
  • Community Mentorship and Development
  • Manage and develop talent within the PA.
  • Manage the hiring process for talent demands within the PA (create position description documents, create vacancies in iCIMS, review resumes, participate in interviews, and approve work with the cyber SSL and PMs to make hiring recommendations for vacancies)
  • Assist Resource Managers and SSL Director with staff redeployments and internal mobility.
  • Mature the PA bench by identifying and mentoring subject matter experts and emerging talent and maintaining awareness of desired growth areas of staff within PA.
  • Help identify the best approaches to improve the professional skills of Practice Area members to include certifications, degrees, professional organizations, and work experience.
  • Provide input and support to Practice Area staff on Performance 365 goals and calibrations.
  • Provide information and handle ad hoc requests for how to handle training license access requests, reimbursement activities, and other PA staff needs.
  • Work with LMI Internal Controls staff, the cyber SL VP, and PMs to successfully resolve any time sheet or leave related issues with PA staff as needed.
  • Work with PA staff to develop a trained and capable group of individuals who can successfully support whitepaper, RFI, and RFP response activities in support of the cyber SL.
  • Work with internal LMI staff and market team members to handle BD charge code creation, management, and usage for PA team members requested to assist in BD activities.
  • Work with SL VP to determine appropriate salary ranges for cyber vacancy fills.
  • Work with the SL VP to support spot bonus and promotion activities for PA staff.

Work with the SL VP to respond to proposal and teaming skills and salary questionnaires to support PA growth and acceptable SL profit margins.


  • Strong knowledge and demonstrated expertise of FISMA, DoDI 8510.01, and NIST RMF including multiple NIST cybersecurity frameworks.
  • Experience in management consulting or federal government service, executing capabilities in Practice Area (military or civilian)
  • Previous experience with whitepapers, RFIs and RFPs related to cybersecurity.
  • Demonstrated subject matter expertise and thought leadership.
  • Ability to lead, nurture, and develop people in an effective way with positive impacts to both the employee and LMI.
  • Ability to understand and align competing work priorities and outcomes with partners (e.g., service line and market), adjust individual priorities for the greater good, and negotiate shared work goals.
  • Ability to develop, nurture, and maintain collaborative partnerships. Collaborative partnerships have multiple hand-offs, require regular communication to coordinate and debrief, continual information exchange, collective contribution to work products, creative conflict, and mutual stake in success.
  • Ability to clearly articulate other’s roles and responsibilities in completing work and proactively and effectively resolve role conflicts, to include partners, team members and leaders.
  • Ability to leverage indirect influence to delegate, co-create, and implement work products.
  • Ability to tailor communication requirements and style to a wide range of situations, audiences, and requirements
  • Possess mature emotional intelligence (EQ) as demonstrated by strong self-awareness, emotional resilience, empathy, and relationship management.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Secret or Top-Secret Clearance
  • Previous DoD experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, Information Security, or Management Information Systems. Will consider relevant experience as a substitute.
  • CISSP and/or Security+ or, CEH, or AWS Solutions Architect certifications
  • Exemplify LMI’s 5 behaviors.
    • Collaborate constantly by working across organizational boundaries.
    • Operate in the gray area by accepting ambiguity.
    • Embracing conflict by supporting and engaging in respectful, robust debates and discussions,
    • Develop people by investing in the growth of others.
    • Take an enterprise-wide view by evaluating challenges from multiple perspectives and maximizing the whole.

LMI is a consultancy dedicated to improving the business of government, drawing from commercially successful practices and our deep expertise in advanced analytics, digital services, logistics, and management advisory services. LMI was established in 1961 for the express purpose of enhancing operations by incorporate methodologies and innovations from outside the federal government. We cultivate a culture of empowerment, inclusion, diversity, and entrepreneurship. Our employees are encouraged to incorporate new and novel approaches in unconventional spaces to advance our clients goals. We believe our clients can change lives and make a meaningful difference in our Nation, and we seek talented, curious, hardworking people who share that conviction. Our generous compensation package includes excellent benefits that start the first day of employment. Business casual dress, flex time, and tuition reimbursement are a few of our many work-life benefits available to our employees.  

LMI has been named a 2022 #TopWorkplace in the United States by Top Workplaces! We are honored to be recognized as a company that values a people-centered culture, and we are grateful to our employees for making this possible! 

LMI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. LMI is committed to the fair treatment of all and to our policy of providing applicants and employees with equal employment opportunities. LMI recruits, hires, trains, and promotes people without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, pregnancy, disability, age, protected veteran status, citizenship status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. If you are a person with a disability needing assistance with the application process, please contact

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