The Congressional Budget Office is a small nonpartisan agency that provides economic and budgetary analysis to the Congress. CBO’s Budget Analysis Division seeks a cybersecurity analyst in its Defense, International Affairs, and Veterans’ Affairs Cost Estimates Unit.

CBO’s analysts have wide-ranging responsibilities and often contribute significantly to the legislative and budget process by preparing multiyear budget projections and cost estimates for legislation under consideration by the Congress. Their work requires extensive contact with key Congressional staff, agency officials, and other staff members at CBO. The Congress relies on CBO’s analyses to prepare its annual budget plans, evaluate the President’s budget proposals, and measure the potential budgetary consequences of policy proposals.

The cybersecurity analyst prepares estimates of programs to protect the nation’s critical infrastructure and programs to develop, expand, and maintain federal information technology and cybersecurity. The cybersecurity analyst works closely with Congressional staff as they develop legislative proposals to create or modify cybersecurity programs administered by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and other federal agencies, state and local governments, owners and operators of critical infrastructure, and private-sector entities. The analyst’s work involves classified and unclassified information-sharing programs, DHS’s EINSTEIN system and Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program, incidence response assistance, risk and vulnerability assessments, and federal training programs, among others.

Note that this position requires US citizenship and the ability to obtain and maintain a Top Secret Clearance. This position has also been posted on Handshake.

The complete announcement can be viewed at and people can apply directly from there. This position may be closed any time after May 20, 2018.