As technology capabilities grow, supporting different efforts in national security provide many jobs – whether your role is a federal government civilian or defense contractor, there’s a lot of opportunities for candidates to have cool jobs and do good work. So, whether you get the opportunity to organize the finances or develop goggles for Microsoft that have augmented reality capabilities, the jobs out there looking for tech talent range from opportunities in Washington D.C. to Florida to California – you just have to keep your eye out there looking.

Contract Opportunities to Watch

Peraton Peraton secured a seat on the Navy’s new indefinite-deliver/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) supporting the Naval Information Warfare Center (NIWC) Pacific. The IDIQ is worth up to $250 million with a 5-year contract period, supporting the technical development of NIWC Pacific’s maritime Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) and Information Operations (IO) activities. Peraton has 30 years of experience supporting NIWC Pacific, and they will compete on task orders under the IDIQ to rapidly prototype, integrate, develop, and produce systems that aid warfighters.

“We are proud to continue our long-time partnership with Naval Information Warfare Center Pacific. Peraton’s extensive unmanned systems experience and mission-driven workforce—now paired with Peraton Remotec’s manufacturing facilities—position us to help support critical Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance missions,” said John Coleman, President, Global Defense & Security sector. “Together, we will help address the Navy’s most challenging problems and push the limits of artificial intelligence and machine learning to do what’s never been done before.”

Peraton plays a key role in the national security field, supporting the DoD, intelligence community, and NASA.

Key Employer in the Cleared Industry

Jacobs Jacobs delivers impactful global solutions to create a more connected, sustainable world — from intelligence to infrastructure, cybersecurity to space exploration. They have 52,000 employees across 50 countries working every day, challenging the expectations of today to reinvent the way we’ll all live tomorrow. Join their team.

Cleared Job of the Week

Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives (CBRNE) Using your technical backgrounds in support of finding and diffusing threats presents a broad range of job options for candidates with CBRNE skillsets. From supporting U.S. Customs and Border Protection to Pentagon Force Protection Agency to military branches in the DoD, CBRNE jobs have many different employers in national security – all with the intent of keeping the U.S. safe.

Whether your background is geared towards an analyst role or a scientist role, you need to be able to identify threats as well as communicate mitigation efforts. So, not only is this field geared towards technical or science degrees, it’s critical to be able to communicate findings to government clients. With subject matter expertise comes the need for the ability to either communicate results and/or provide CBRNE training.

Growth Opportunities

We talk a bit about the benefits of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), but the unmanned role is needed on land as well. Micro Systems Inc, a wholly owned subsidiary of San Diego-based Kratos Defense and Security Solutions, recently won a $61 million, five year contract with the Army, supporting their weapons system testing and evaluation program. As a small business, based in Florida with only 175 employees, the large contract win signals growth for the contractor. Micro Systems will be developing hardware and software in support of the Army Ground Aerial Target Control System’s land and aerial vehicles. Unmanned vehicles protect military personnel from hazards – in training and on the battlefield. Micro System’s unmanned hardware and software has been installed on Humvees and tanks. Automate vehicles isn’t just a fun idea, but rather a world of engineering jobs that support life saving technology in the DoD.

Related News

Jillian Hamilton has worked in a variety of Program Management roles for multiple Federal Government contractors. She has helped manage projects in training and IT. She received her Bachelors degree in Business with an emphasis in Marketing from Penn State University and her MBA from the University of Phoenix.