Lifecycle Acquisition Specialist

  • Full-time
  • Clearance: Top Secret/SCI

Company Description

At RED GATE we do everything we can to serve our clients:
Using the right technical skills, unique methodologies, best practices, and integrated technology, we help clients implement bold solutions. New approaches to emerging and evolving threats. Non-traditional ways to overcome entrenched obstacles. Advantage through opportunity. If you have a serious challenge or problem, we can help you solve it.  The below job description provides details on how this role will help to serve our clients.

Job Description

The Red Gate Group is seeking a mid-level Lifecycle Acquisition Specialist to assist in carrying out the division’s responsibilities that contribute to NGA’s mission. In this role you will perform the following duties:

  • Assist in developing acquisition documentation (Acquisition Strategies, Statements of Work, Requests for Proposal, and acquisition and source selection plans) and present those documents for Government approval. Serve in an advisory role on source selection panels, document source selection findings, and if necessary support the Government in the defense of protest.
  • Provide the IPA with analysis based on independent review of deliverables provided and provide project management support that encompasses the entire program / acquisition life cycle.  
  • Prepare, edit, review, and/or submit financial documentation and artifacts as requested by the Government, including, but not limited to: Air Force 9 generation and Military Interdepartmental Purchase Request generation and submission in PRISM or other agency systems. 
  • Provide support in the oversight, test monitoring and verification, and agile backlog management of programs within the division.
  • Participate in the planning, execution, oversight and/or review of government and contractor program test activities and events, including, but not limited to: Factory Acceptance Testing (FAT), Site Acceptance Testing (SAT), Operational Readiness Reviews (ORRs), Operational Acceptance Reviews (OAR), regression testing, user testing, Discrepancy Report (DR) verification and testing, and DR resolution testing.  In addition, assist in the verification of new or existing requirements. 
  • Participate in technical exchange meetings, program reviews, acquisition panels, and configuration boards as required to ensure the active participation and representation of IPA.
  • Support the program office in the identification and mitigation of risk in accordance with the NGA Risk Management process and other specific program risk management processes.
  • Provide support in the outreach to customers, stakeholders, foreign partners, and NGA and Intelligence Community offices. 
  • Support IPA in the formulation and analysis of new requirements: support the Request for Change (RFCs) activities and work with NGA review boards, systems integrators (SIs) and segment contractors to support impact statements for RFCs affecting IPA programs and entities. 
  • Provide the IPA with analysis and recommendations: demonstrate and apply exploitation systems domain knowledge, as well as knowledge of NGA, the DoD, and the Intelligence Community. 



  • Active TS/SCI 
  • 8+ years of experience in acquisition, acquisition planning, and the development of acquisitions
  • B.A. or B.S. degree in an associated area such as, but not limited to, program management, business, computer science, management, geography, geospatial information systems (GIS), or cartography.


  • Experience with and knowledge of cloud computing technologies
  • Experience with Military, Department of Defense, or NGA acquisition
  • Experience with agile software development, or the possession of agile certifications such as, but not limited to, Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) certification

Additional Information

The Red Gate Group, Ltd. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. The Red Gate Group, Ltd. considers applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, veteran status, disability, genetic information, citizenship status, or membership in any other group protected by federal, state, or local law. Know Your Rights

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