Director of Security - Special Programs at Raytheon Company in Dulles, VA

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The Director of Special Programs - Security is responsible for collaborating internally and externally, across RTN business units and the government program offices to understand requirements and meet business and security objectives. Sets policies and provides guidance and direction to managers working to solve complex problems. Serves as a subject matter expert in the area of Special Programs security. Interprets government security requirements and develops strategies for the implementation of security processes. Enables mission success through proactively providing security support and processes to programs.


Responsibilities include:


- Partners with business unit SAP (Special Access Program) Managers to understand strategic business drivers and develops solutions to ensure mission success, working closely with other corporate security core capabilities and other matrixed organizations as required.


- Develops and implements strategy for security leaders, ensuring consistent practices, policies and procedures in accordance with government requirements.

- Collaborates across RTN, industry, and government agencies, to share best practices and lessons learned. Makes decisions and provides input that impact critical goals and objectives of the business. Conducts briefings, re-briefings and training necessary to ensure compliance.


- Co-supervises 4 direct reports and has overall responsibility for the RTN Special Programs security organization. Coordinates with the business unit security Directors to conduct performance and interim reviews: directs and evaluates work products: provides growth and development opportunities for the organization.

- Ensures special program security groups are compliant and inspection ready, conducting self-reviews and taking corrective actions as required.


- As a member of the RTN GSS security leadership team, actively participates in decision making that impacts the function and the business.


Security Clearance Requirements:


- Possess a minimum of a current, final Top Secret security clearance (a current investigation is defined as an investigation not older than five years).


- Eligibility for additional clearances may also be required from the customer.


Required Skills:


- 14 years’ experience in implementing security program requirements.

- Experience and knowledge of NISPOM, DoD Manual 5205.07 (formerly JAFAN Manual), Intelligence Community Directive (ICD) manuals and other applicable Government directives.


- Experience leading large organizations with large customer complexities.

- Experience working with, and presenting to, executive level management.


- Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.

Desired Skills:

- Experience leading transformational change.

- Ability to operate in a matrix-type environment


- Knowledgeable of Cyber-security requirements.



- Bachelor's degree required.


- Major: Business Management, Security Management, Criminal Justice, or other related field.

- Master’s degree desired.

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