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AFSC 1N4X1 Fusion Analyst


Duty Description

- Serves as Event Detection Operator for 24/7 NSA Cybersecurity Threat Operations Center Counter Operations team
- Discovers, analyzes & conducts detection of malicious activity to defeat highly advanced cyber threats to the DODIN
- Instructs initial qualifying training for operators in Computer Network Operations in support of nat'l-level initiatives
- Provides technical expertise to Sr Analysts & Reporters to identify threat activities against US Critical Infrastructure

- Provides technical analysis/guidance/rptg to NCTOC leadership, focuses DoD computer ntwk def planning & rqmts
- Validates/reviews emerging technologies, key mitigation flows & NSA policy directives as watch-floor SME/trainer
- Develops & produces knowledge of foreign cyber threats, improves the defensive posture of DoDIN/IC partner ntwks
- Performs quality checks on intelligence products/rptg for counter pursuit operators in support of nat'l-level initiatives

- Liaises w/deployed foreign language analysts, serves as the front facing representative f/language support capabilities
- Authors, coordinates, and reviews rptg f/tactical deployed msn supplying Operation Freedom's Sentinel w/vital intel
- Develops provincial/district lvl terror ntwks f/Afghan theater combat ops tgt'ing adversary ldrs, covers msn intel gaps
- Serves as theater-wide digital ntwk intel trainer, travels to several hostile deployed locations to implement standards

- Coordinates w/IC partners to highlight cyber indication and warnings intrusion sets hostile to space/ground NRO assets
- Constructs strategic/operational/tactical cyber intelligence problem sets providing cohesive cyber intelligence picture
- Conducts research and analysis to influence open source cyber information for DoD Intelligence Community data sets
- Develops guidance/processes & procedures for resource planning, operations & threat analysis across NRO systems

- Leads 3 jt-mil/6-contractor Cyber Intel team; briefs NRO/USSF senior leaders on cyber threats to space/ground assets
- NRO Ops Center Space-Cyber LNO; fuses multi-domain intel sources/plans response actions to near-peer adversaries
- Integrates w/interagency CI analysts; supports FBI JTF investigations on supply chain attacks targeting U.S. industries
- Researches new & evolving threats; supplies industry best practices; tailors ntwrk defense to protect $16B constellation

- Discovers, analyzes & conducts detection of new malicious activity on DoD networks for NSA Threat Ops Center
- Obtains basic mil trng on discipline, physical fitness, drill/ceremonies & AF core values for civilian to mil transition
- Completes Intel Analyst school, obtains fundamental knowledge/skills to perform entry-lvl analysis on adversary tgts
- Receives initial qualifying trng in Computer Network Ops for cyber analysts supporting USCYBERCOM missions


Performance Assessment

- Aced 2 NGA crs/80 hrs; bolstered IMINT knowledge base/authored HVI-tracking map--primed for EUCOM JICC spt
- Achieved ArcGIS Pro/ABI certification; dedicated 40hrs/amplified technical expertise--enhanced imagery knowledge
- Acted on real-world I&W event; reviewed APT TTPs/deployed 1.3K malware signatures--secured NAF-lvl ISR msns
- Acting project lead on priority target, collaborated w/ 20 analysts--issued 10 time-sensitive tact reports
- AFSOC SIGINT SME; hand sel d to brf SOF intel IQT prgrm--delivered analysis overview/integration tng to 30 Amn
- Aided w/ time-sensitive RFI; vital to TSO/DSOs air/cmbt readiness--primed & accelerated unit msn readiness & safety
- Analyzed signals/open source intel; characterized tgt infrastructure/POL--exposed #1 SOCEUR threat's field dplymnts
- Armed JTF/CC w/real-time actionable intel; drafted WARNORD f/theater ldrshp--thwarted attack/stopped loss of life
- Authored 10+ rpts f/local hi-vis tgts; located/captured 55+ tgts in 20 provinces--dismantled district-lvl adversary CoC
- Authored comprehensive desk overview; position SOP utilized for NSA21 reorg--trng standard for two Ops Ctr desks
- Authored the first Network Intelligence Exploitation branch JQS--ensured qual, cut OJT training time by 50%




- Bolstered theater w/adjudication msn; processed 5+ tgt'ing actions/day--advanced AOR combat obj/deterred tgt ldrshp
- Boosted relations w/NSDC; crafted 1st-ever cyber msn WATCHCON--unified NRO space/cyber operational picture
- Briefed 17 USCG ldrs & analysts; clarified role/duties/impact, 2 jt billets authorized--increased workforce from 8 to 10
- Briefed SECDEF; emphasized unique capes/challenges of CSO msn--spt'd nat'l-lvl policy decisions f/ntwk def strategy
- Briefed Sr Military Ldrs; articulated Sq spt to NSA cyber security efforts--praised by DIRNSA & SECAF "humbled"




- Cmplt'd BS in Cyber Security; steered analysis of 15 TB of firewall logs--initiated blocks/thwarted 117M attack vector
- Coached 8 mbr tm in base-sports league; crushed competition/crowned champion--bolstered unit morale/esprit de corps
- Completed 40-hr space knowledge course; mastered 228 learning objs--mitigated cyber threat against 35+ nat'l assets
- Completed Army Combatives Lvl 1 training; increased deployment readiness/shared skills with fellow Airman
- Conducted eight QA surveys; discovered eight improvement areas f/cyber ops--facilitated get-well plan to Grp-lvl CC
- Conducted scenario-driven & semi-annual trng; developed realistic tests--prepared joint watch teams for crises
- Conquered 27 credit-hrs towards B.S. cyber degree; advanced technical skills w/ 4.0 GPA--applied to nat'l cyber msn
- Constructed new ops method f/work-center; standardized tgt elimination reqs--incrs'd arrests fm 50+ to 120+/2 EKIA
- Coord'd agency's 1st jt IR effort; provided CPT intel/contained 2 APT intrusions--restored 6.8 petabytes of cloud data
- Coord'd multi-agency partnership; prep'd malicious traffic response for NISIRT & DHS--efforts briefed to 25 AF/CC
- Coordinated NRO/NSA LNO meeting; streamlined CYBINT reporting channels--satisfied eight intel gaps at NAF-lvl
- Created efficient alert tool; ID'd bottleneck, utilized assets fm 2 tms, saved 600+ ops hrs--won 4Q Gp Innovation Awd
- Cyber SME f/jt Ex; rslv'd 14 injects/drafted 10 lessons learned--drove 7-sensor expansion/3 ntwrks, amp'd DCO capes




- Defined ops cyber def roles; ID'd 648 discrepancies, passed to nat'l agencies--reduced system load, false positive rates
- Deployed to DGS-2, earned msn-ready status--worked line crew as NAS/Tech Reporter for U-2 DCGS wpns sys
- Detected 19K+ intrusion attempts; analyzed 1266 partner reports & dev'd 78 signatures--secured key $30B DoD ntwk
- Detected 3.2M intrusion efforts; led to creation of 2,275 IC reports & dvlp'd 314 alerts--secured critical $30B DoDIN
- Dev'd XX high-pri tgts across X AORs; discovered enemy TTPs/SOPs--informed SOF msn plans/SOCOM tgting ops
- Developed new research methodology--improved the accuracy and timeliness of reports by 25%
- Developed replacement; conducted trng for critical position--provided seamless transition for msn management
- Directed NAF-lvl insp prep; guided 30 SOP re-writes/implemented sys fixes--key to CSSP success/3-yr ATO renewal
- Drove 6 intel driven DCO msns; hardened 60 data/voice services--vital to 3 successful jt/IC launches/sat deployments




- Enriched warfighter tactical awareness; created ops workflow/rptg SOP; led to 700+ transcriptions/250+ rpts released
- Envisioned Grp's 1st-ever 30-day fitness challenge; led 6 tms/6388 push ups completed--increased unit fitness/morale
- Established SME; consistent tech acumen/relied upon for nat'l-level CND--awd'd Sq AoQ & Gp-lvl MPoQ/MPoY '16




- Graduated 40-hr Malware Detection class; garnered cyber ntwk def cert--broadened ntwk def perspective w/skill set
- Graduated Intel Studies CCAF; earned 18 credit hours--analyzed adversary cyber capes to utilize war & peace studies




- Headed COCOM HVT tasking; led forensic analysis/confirmed asset take-down--earned wg's 2020 AF ISR NCO awd
- Headed NRO's 1st Cyber Coordination Cell; fused Cyber Intel w/Space Ops--enabled multi-domain C4I across 7 orgs
- Highlighted illegal computers on sensitive ntwks; issued 16 rpts/notified owners--stopped release of sensitive IC data




- ID'd failed DODIN server encryption; authored 11 rpts--denied adversary access to USG servers/autonomous systems
- ID'd shortfalls in $12M contract; rpt'd 47 deficiencies/justified 6 new analysts--filled manning gap f/4 teams/24x7 msn
- Instructed 30 students during a 7 week course in basic Signal Intelligence Traffic Analysis techniques




- Launched DIRNSA pilot prgm in theater; migrated capabilies to SME on site--coined by NSA Exec Dir f/msn success
- Led 15 RFI responses; prepped 70 intel products/delivered to 6 sites--fueled stand-up of 8 MDTs ISO 6 assets in orbit
- Led 4 analysts/filled O-1 posn; aligned resources to msn priorities--thwarted 40+ daily intrusion attempts against DoD
- Led 62 jt-svc PT sessions; guided mbrs through high intensity cardio/strength trng--critical to sq 98% fitness pass rate
- Led cyber/NOC crisis planning; initiated comm w/NSA ICC/analyzed adversary TTPs--protected $10B+ ntwrk assets
- Led NAF-lvl Resiliency day; bolstered cohesion w/Grp-lvl sister unit--trained 247 Airmen on social/mental AF pillars
- Led process improvement tm/4-mbrs; streamlined tgt assignment/purged 20 duplicate items--improved workflow 40%
- Led three ALS peer study groups; headed three community vol events--shaped honor flight/earned Levitow awd win!
- Liaised cyber across 3 organizations; coordinated immediate protection actions--blocked 150+ indicators on 4 networks
- Liaised with external partner; designed 1st-ever Grp-lvl advance cyber tng prgm--advocated/secured 300K+ tng funds




- Maintained official STW statistics; included in national & performance reports--steered NSA policy decisions
- Managed 30+ NAF-lvl briefs; secured comm w/46 NRO divs--delivered 200+ intel topics to 19 nat'l decision makers
- Managed STW critique program; reviewed 203 advisory situations to ISR platforms--rpting accuracy up 12%




- NRO's Jt Enl Advisory Counsel VP/170 mbrs; led 4 events/mng'd 42 vols across 2 sites--boosted morale f/4.2K prsnl




- Oversaw 26 executive briefs to NRO Top 3; intel delivered to IC sr ldrshp--drove def priorities f/$50B msn enterprise




- Penned 75+ rpts fm 1K+ intel queries; rpts used by USFORA in place of ISR--lauded by USMC O6 f/high value intel
- Produced PoA/mapped gaps in AOR intel posture; collaborated w/IC f/tgt locations--defended USFORA fm hi-vis tgts
- Provided CND coverage to high-profile political event; coord'd intel across 6 IC agencies--efforts briefed to DIRNSA
- Provided critical threat and target time-sensitive intel reporting--exploited 38 U-2 sorties supporting OEF




- Selected ntwk security rep for 72nd UNGA; dvlp'd tool for use by USSS--protected POTUS & Foreign heads of state
- Spearheaded SOP creation; base-lined countermeasure ops for 20 prsnl--eliminated tasks/reduced msn workload 23%
- Spearheaded USCENTCOM efforts with National Security Agency in the recovery of unique signals activity
- Streamlined analyst workflows; revamped passdown/fused analysis f/10 mbr tm--improved intel rptg quality f/JTF CC
- Streamlined NOC crisis planning; coord'd w/NSA/analyzed 42 adversary TTPs--hardened $10B+ ground control ntwrk




- Tasked tgt identifiers; ID'd planned retaliation fm adversaries/tipped CCMD--thwarted potential attack on US troops
- Trained 25+ analysts in rptg > 90 hrs across 3 FOBs; enhanced rptg f/3 tactical cells--boosted rptg fm 0 to 4 wkly rpts
- Trained additional Network Intelligence Analysts which expanded the capability by 50%, reduced response
- Trained/qualified DGS crew position as a Multi-Systems Analyst--crit support to vital DGS-MA crew missions




- Wrote 5 rpts f/Special Ops tm; confirmed actionable hi-vis tgt location--executed JTF CCs #1 find/fix/finish cbt priority



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