Cyber Ops Planner

Develops detailed plans for the conduct or support of the applicable range of cyber operations through collaboration with other planners, operators and/or analysts. Participates in targeting selection, validation, synchronization, and enables integration during the execution of cyber actions.

Below are the Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Tasks identified as being required to perform this work role.

Knowledge of computer networking concepts and protocols, and network security methodologies.
Knowledge of risk management processes (e.g., methods for assessing and mitigating risk).
K0003Knowledge of laws, regulations, policies, and ethics as they relate to cybersecurity and privacy.
K0004Knowledge of cybersecurity and privacy principles.
K0005Knowledge of cyber threats and vulnerabilities.
K0006Knowledge of specific operational impacts of cybersecurity lapses.
K0036Knowledge of human-computer interaction principles.
K0108Knowledge of concepts, terminology, and operations of a wide range of communications media (computer and telephone networks, satellite, fiber, wireless).
K0109Knowledge of physical computer components and architectures, including the functions of various components and peripherals (e.g., CPUs, Network Interface Cards, data storage).
K0347Knowledge and understanding of operational design.
K0349Knowledge of website types, administration, functions, and content management system (CMS).
K0350Knowledge of accepted organization planning systems.
K0352Knowledge of forms of intelligence support needs, topics, and focus areas.
K0362Knowledge of attack methods and techniques (DDoS, brute force, spoofing, etc.).
K0377Knowledge of classification and control markings standards, policies and procedures.
K0379Knowledge of client organizations, including information needs, objectives, structure, capabilities, etc.
K0392Knowledge of common computer/network infections (virus, Trojan, etc.) and methods of infection (ports, attachments, etc.).
K0395Knowledge of computer networking fundamentals (i.e., basic computer components of a network, types of networks, etc.).
K0399Knowledge of crisis action planning and time sensitive planning procedures.
K0400Knowledge of crisis action planning for cyber operations.
K0403Knowledge of cryptologic capabilities, limitations, and contributions to cyber operations.
K0408Knowledge of cyber actions (i.e. cyber defense, information gathering, environment preparation, cyber-attack) principles, capabilities, limitations, and effects.
K0411Knowledge of cyber laws and legal considerations and their effect on cyber planning.
K0414Knowledge of cyber operations support or enabling processes.
K0417Knowledge of data communications terminology (e.g., networking protocols, Ethernet, IP, encryption, optical devices, removable media).
K0422Knowledge of deconfliction processes and procedures.
K0431Knowledge of evolving/emerging communications technologies.
K0432Knowledge of existing, emerging, and long-range issues related to cyber operations strategy, policy, and organization.
K0435Knowledge of fundamental cyber concepts, principles, limitations, and effects.
K0436Knowledge of fundamental cyber operations concepts, terminology/lexicon (i.e., environment preparation, cyber-attack, cyber defense), principles, capabilities, limitations, and effects.
K0444Knowledge of how Internet applications work (SMTP email, web-based email, chat clients, VOIP).
K0445Knowledge of how modern digital and telephony networks impact cyber operations.
K0446Knowledge of how modern wireless communications systems impact cyber operations.
K0455Knowledge of information security concepts, facilitating technologies and methods.
K0464Knowledge of intelligence support to planning, execution, and assessment.
K0465Knowledge of internal and external partner cyber operations capabilities and tools.
K0471Knowledge of Internet network addressing (IP addresses, classless inter-domain routing, TCP/UDP port numbering).
K0480Knowledge of malware.
K0494Knowledge of objectives, situation, operational environment, and the status and disposition of internal and external partner collection capabilities available to support planning.
K0497Knowledge of operational effectiveness assessment.
K0499Knowledge of operations security.
K0501Knowledge of organization cyber operations programs, strategies, and resources.
K0502Knowledge of organization decision support tools and/or methods.
K0504Knowledge of organization issues, objectives, and operations in cyber as well as regulations and policy directives governing cyber operations.
K0506Knowledge of organization objectives, leadership priorities, and decision-making risks.
K0507Knowledge of organization or partner exploitation of digital networks.
K0508Knowledge of organization policies and planning concepts for partnering with internal and/or external organizations.
K0511Knowledge of organizational hierarchy and cyber decision-making processes.
K0512Knowledge of organizational planning concepts.
K0514Knowledge of organizational structures and associated intelligence capabilities.
K0516Knowledge of physical and logical network devices and infrastructure to include hubs, switches, routers, firewalls, etc.
K0518Knowledge of planning activity initiation.
K0519Knowledge of planning timelines adaptive, crisis action, and time-sensitive planning.
K0525Knowledge of required intelligence planning products associated with cyber operational planning.
K0534Knowledge of staff management, assignment, and allocation processes.
K0538Knowledge of target and threat organization structures, critical capabilities, and critical vulnerabilities
K0556Knowledge of telecommunications fundamentals.
K0560Knowledge of the basic structure, architecture, and design of modern communication networks.
K0561Knowledge of the basics of network security (e.g., encryption, firewalls, authentication, honey pots, perimeter protection).
K0565Knowledge of the common networking and routing protocols (e.g. TCP/IP), services (e.g., web, mail, DNS), and how they interact to provide network communications.
K0566Knowledge of the critical information requirements and how they’re used in planning.
K0572Knowledge of the functions and capabilities of internal teams that emulate threat activities to benefit the organization.
K0576Knowledge of the information environment.
K0582Knowledge of the organizational planning and staffing process.
K0585Knowledge of the organizational structure as it pertains to full spectrum cyber operations, including the functions, responsibilities, and interrelationships among distinct internal elements.
K0586Knowledge of the outputs of course of action and exercise analysis.
K0589Knowledge of the process used to assess the performance and impact of operations.
K0590Knowledge of the processes to synchronize operational assessment procedures with the critical information requirement process.
K0593Knowledge of the range of cyber operations and their underlying intelligence support needs, topics, and focus areas.
K0594Knowledge of the relationships between end states, objectives, effects, lines of operation, etc.
K0597Knowledge of the role of network operations in supporting and facilitating other organization operations.
K0598Knowledge of the structure and intent of organization specific plans, guidance and authorizations.
K0599Knowledge of the structure, architecture, and design of modern digital and telephony networks.
K0603Knowledge of the ways in which targets or threats use the Internet.
K0610Knowledge of virtualization products (VMware, Virtual PC).
K0612Knowledge of what constitutes a ??threat?? to a network.
K0614Knowledge of wireless technologies (e.g., cellular, satellite, GSM) to include the basic structure, architecture, and design of modern wireless communications systems.
S0176Skill in administrative planning activities, to include preparation of functional and specific support plans, preparing and managing correspondence, and staffing procedures.
S0185Skill in applying analytical methods typically employed to support planning and to justify recommended strategies and courses of action.
S0186Skill in applying crisis planning procedures.
S0209Skill in developing and executing comprehensive cyber operations assessment programs for assessing and validating operational performance characteristics.
S0213Skill in documenting and communicating complex technical and programmatic information.
S0218Skill in evaluating information for reliability, validity, and relevance.
S0249Skill in preparing and presenting briefings.
S0250Skill in preparing plans and related correspondence.
S0273Skill in reviewing and editing plans.
S0296Skill in utilizing feedback to improve processes, products, and services.
S0297Skill in utilizing virtual collaborative workspaces and/or tools (e.g., IWS, VTCs, chat rooms, SharePoint).
S0309Skill to anticipate key target or threat activities which are likely to prompt a leadership decision.
S0312Skill to apply the process used to assess the performance and impact of cyber operations.
S0322Skill to craft indicators of operational progress/success.
S0326Skill to distinguish between notional and actual resources and their applicability to the plan under development.
S0333Skill to graphically depict decision support materials containing intelligence and partner capability estimates.
S0349Skill to synchronize operational assessment procedures with the critical information requirement process.
S0360Skill to analyze and assess internal and external partner cyber operations capabilities and tools.
A0013Ability to communicate complex information, concepts, or ideas in a confident and well-organized manner through verbal, written, and/or visual means.
A0066Ability to accurately and completely source all data used in intelligence, assessment and/or planning products.
A0067Ability to adjust to and operate in a diverse, unpredictable, challenging, and fast-paced work environment.
A0068Ability to apply approved planning development and staffing processes.
A0070Ability to apply critical reading/thinking skills.
A0074Ability to collaborate effectively with others.
A0077Ability to coordinate cyber operations with other organization functions or support activities.
A0081Ability to develop or recommend planning solutions to problems and situations for which no precedent exists.
A0082Ability to effectively collaborate via virtual teams.
A0085Ability to exercise judgment when policies are not well-defined.
A0089Ability to function in a collaborative environment, seeking continuous consultation with other analysts and experts??both internal and external to the organization??to leverage analytical and technical expertise.
A0090Ability to identify external partners with common cyber operations interests.
A0094Ability to interpret and apply laws, regulations, policies, and guidance relevant to organization cyber objectives.
A0096Ability to interpret and understand complex and rapidly evolving concepts.
A0098Ability to participate as a member of planning teams, coordination groups, and task forces as necessary.
A0105Ability to tailor technical and planning information to a customer??s level of understanding.
T0563Provide input to the analysis, design, development or acquisition of capabilities used for meeting objectives.
T0571Apply expertise in policy and processes to facilitate the development, negotiation, and internal staffing of plans and/or memorandums of agreement.
T0579Assess target vulnerabilities and/or operational capabilities to determine course of action.
T0581Assist and advise interagency partners in identifying and developing best practices for facilitating operational support to achievement of organization objectives.
T0592Provide input to the identification of cyber-related success criteria.
T0622Develop, review and implement all levels of planning guidance in support of cyber operations.
T0627Contribute to crisis action planning for cyber operations.
T0628Contribute to the development of the organization’s decision support tools if necessary.
T0635Coordinate with intelligence and cyber defense partners to obtain relevant essential information.
T0640Use intelligence estimates to counter potential target actions.
T0648Determine indicators (e.g., measures of effectiveness) that are best suited to specific cyber operation objectives.
T0654Develop and maintain deliberate and/or crisis plans.
T0655Develop and review specific cyber operations guidance for integration into broader planning activities.
T0658Develop cyber operations plans and guidance to ensure that execution and resource allocation decisions align with organization objectives.
T0665Develop or participate in the development of standards for providing, requesting, and/or obtaining support from external partners to synchronize cyber operations.
T0667Develop potential courses of action.
T0670Develop, implement, and recommend changes to appropriate planning procedures and policies.
T0672Devise, document, and validate cyber operation strategy and planning documents.
T0679Ensure operational planning efforts are effectively transitioned to current operations.
T0680Ensure that intelligence planning activities are integrated and synchronized with operational planning timelines.
T0690Evaluate intelligence estimates to support the planning cycle.
T0699Facilitate interactions between internal and external partner decision makers to synchronize and integrate courses of action in support of objectives.
T0703Gather and analyze data (e.g., measures of effectiveness) to determine effectiveness, and provide reporting for follow-on activities.
T0704Incorporate cyber operations and communications security support plans into organization objectives.
T0719Identify cyber intelligence gaps and shortfalls for cyber operational planning.
T0732Integrate cyber planning/targeting efforts with other organizations.
T0733Interpret environment preparations assessments to determine a course of action.
T0734Issue requests for information.
T0739Maintain relationships with internal and external partners involved in cyber planning or related areas.
T0741Maintain situational awareness of cyber-related intelligence requirements and associated tasking.
T0742Maintain situational awareness of partner capabilities and activities.
T0743Maintain situational awareness to determine if changes to the operating environment require review of the plan.
T0747Monitor and evaluate integrated cyber operations to identify opportunities to meet organization objectives.
T0763Conduct long-range, strategic planning efforts with internal and external partners in cyber activities.
T0764Provide subject matter expertise to planning efforts with internal and external cyber operations partners.
T0772Prepare for and provide subject matter expertise to exercises.
T0787Provide input for the development and refinement of the cyber operations objectives, priorities, strategies, plans, and programs.
T0791Provide input to the administrative and logistical elements of an operational support plan.
T0795Provide planning support between internal and external partners.
T0801Recommend refinement, adaption, termination, and execution of operational plans as appropriate.
T0813Review, approve, prioritize, and submit operational requirements for research, development, and/or acquisition of cyber capabilities.
T0823Submit or respond to requests for deconfliction of cyber operations.
T0836Document lessons learned that convey the results of events and/or exercises.