Subject Matter Expert - Battlespace Awareness Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution (PPBE)

Job Locations US-DC-Washington
Top Secret/SCI with Polygraph


Illuminate seeks an exceptionally qualified Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution (PPBE) Subject Matter Expert (SME) and Capability Portfolio Manager (CPM) to support Joint Staff Battlespace Awareness Functional Capabilities Board (BA FCB) and enterprise integration.  The candidate will be capable of providing Secretary of Defense (SecDef), Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS), Combatant Commanders, and the Joint Staff (JS) advice through national-level military intelligence assessments and future capability development.


Pull from your intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) experience and expertise to ensure current and future Department of Defense (DoD) and Intelligence Community (IC) capabilities support warfighter BA requirements. Delve into future Service and IC capabilities’ programmatics and provide analysis and assessments to develop and sustain the BA capability portfolio. Identify, track, and monitor BA portfolio programs and provide recommendations to improve efficiency and effectiveness of BA Capability Portfolio Management.  Lead a small team of contract personnel.


Essential Duties and Responsibilies:

  • Provide expertise and advice on execution/evaluation processes of the National and Military Intelligence Programs as required.
  • Review and analyze component program builds and subsequent change/decision documents to help portfolio managers assess impact to the overall BA portfolio.
  • Execute database and/or knowledge management functions in support of BA CPM, providing funding histories and programmatic background as required to ensure full consideration of investments/divestments among various programs.
  • Review congressional actions for impacts to BA CPM and provide support in the assessment, development, coordination, and staffing of strategic-level programmatic guidance.
  • Evaluate Service Planning, Programming, Budgeting and Execution (PPBE) submissions to ensure capabilities approved by the JROC-directed actions have been correctly incorporated in Service and Defense Agency Program decision documents.
  • Inform BA CPM analysis and decisionss
  • Analyze current ISR capability and capacity in the context of operational requirements in order to make a validation recommendation to the Joint Requirements Oversight Council (JROC).
  • Analyze Joint and combined DoD information system capabilities and make recommendations on how to integrate them with IC and Defense Intelligence Enterprise (DIE) systems.
  • Review JCIDS, acquisition, and PPBE documentation and make recommendations on programs within or impacting the DoD.
  • Assess and analyze JCIDS, IC Capability Requirements (ICCR), and other programmatic documents to provide validation recommendations on CCMD, Service, and Combat Support Agencies (CSA) identified capability requirements and program decisions.
  • Assess potential ways to mitigate validated gaps to inform investment recommendations to the Joint Requirements Oversight Council (JROC).
  • Advise leadership and customers on statutes, regulations, directives, procedures, and guidance impacting validated joint warfighter capability requirements.
  • Brief and advise senior leaders, management, and individual staff members on areas of expertise to inform recommendations and decisions.
  • Analyze and assess BA capability portfolio programs and provide recommendations to improve efficiency and effectiveness of BA Capability Portfolio Management.
  • Review Service, Joint, and Agency requirements, policies, Concepts of Operations (CONOPS), standards, and business processes for impact on JS J2 equities, the IC, and operational users.
  • Prepare responses for government release within assigned portfolio.
  • Review ISR capability gaps and Joint Urgent Operational Need Statements and Joint Urgent/ Emergent Operational Need Statements (JUON/JEONs) articulated by combatant commands (CCMDs), Services (i.e., Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marine Corps), Combat Support Agencies (CSAs), and operational commanders.
  • Liaise with JS J8, Service acquisition, Research, Development, Testing, and Evaluation (RDT&E) arms, and other DoD and Intelligence Community (IC) entities developing and tracking future capabilities.
  • Support internal/external assessments of DIE requirements, to include integration and interoperability goals and objectives.
  • Support JS Directorates in various DoD and IC communities of interest (COIs) or forums matching requirements and capability needs to document ISR gaps and deficiencies.
  • Identify, track, and monitor BA portfolio programs and provide recommendations to improve efficiency and effectiveness of BA Capability Portfolio.
  • Support resolution of Joint Staff Actions Processing (JSAP) tasks, eTasks/DARTs, and others as required.
  • Perform other analytic duties as assigned.


Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Proficiency in performing program and budget impact analysis on capability requirements and preparing products in a manner consistent with established reporting procedures.
  • Proficiency researching available DoD and IC PPBE-related databases and analyzing data for impacts to programs transiting the JCIDS system.
  • Understanding of the Congressional budget process and how it relates to DoD and IC PPBE activities.
  • Experience with the Planning, Programming, Budgeting, and Execution (PPBE) or Intelligence Community PPBE ((I)PPBE) processes.
  • Proficiency in writing, coordinating, and publishing reports and assessments related to PPBE topics at the executive level.

Required Education and Experience:

  • Ten years' PPBE-related experience working on either IC or DoD staffs. (NOTE: PPBE Support Personnel must sign non-disclosure agreements before gaining access to PPBE data).

  • Bachelor's degree (Master's/MBA or Government Policy preferred).

Preferred Education, Experience, Skills, and Abilities:

  • In-depth knowledge of ISR systems and sensors in one or more applicable domains (space, air, land, maritime, cyber) and/or intelligence collection disciplines; SIGINT, GEOINT, MASINT, etc.
  • Knowledge of BA Joint Capability Areas (JCAs); 2018 version as follows: Planning & Direction; Collection; Processing & Exploitation; Analysis, Estimation, & Production; BA Dissemination & Integration; and Counterintelligence.
  • Familiarity with the JS and the Joint Capabilities Integration and Development System (JCIDS) process.
  • Familiarity with CJCSI 5123.01 JROC Charter, CJCSI 3170.01, CJCSI 3312.01, and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff JCIDS Manual.
  • Familiarity with Joint Strategic Planning System (JSPS), joint planning and execution community (JPEC) and relevant Joint Publications (JP-5).
  • Familiarity with client planning cycles.
  • Proficiency in writing, coordinating, and publishing reports and assessments related to joint capability development of ISR capability requirements at the executive level.
  • Proficiency in performing capability requirements analysis on a daily basis and preparing products in a manner consistent with established reporting procedures.
  • Proficiency in researching DoD and IC acquisition and RDT&E databases and resources to perform capability requirements analysis.
  • Proficiency using Windows based desktop computers and MS Professional Suite of applications, specifically, Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and SharePoint.

Equal employment opportunity employer:

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