Mission Focused. Mission Driven. Mission First.


We only hire the best.

You can trust that when you work with Clear Ridge Defense, you’ll be partnering with a body of knowledge that quickly helps your Command meet and exceed warfighter needs. Our experts have strong experience supporting the Service Cyber Components and we bring that to the table every day, so that our lessons learned can be your successes.

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    Acquisition Management

    Let’s face it – it’s not easy writing true requirements, particularly in cyber. Our DAU-trained, qualified Acquisition Corps specialists work with the warfighter to understand what they truly need during the requirements definition phase and beyond.


    Our experts have been part of the Acquisition community for some time. We’re Defense Acquisition University (DAU) -trained. We’re Acquisition Corps members. We’ve been trained in DoD.5000. We can help your organization make the most cost efficient decisions to your acquisitions working across the doctrine, organization, training, materiel, leadership and education, personnel, facilities and policy (DOTMLPF-P) solution space.

    We support our customers with requirements definitions, analyses of alternatives, business case analyses, feasibility studies, and other core systems engineering methodologies to support strong requirements generation and acquisition management.

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    Cyber Mission Support

    Clear Ridge Defense has strong, niche, subject matter expertise to provide a range of professional, technical, and engineering services – including cyber operations, situational awareness, mission mapping planning, exercises/training, future S&T engineering, and more.


    We strive to not only recruit top experts in their fields, but to continually invest in their specialized expertise so that the Department of Defense remains and grows as a leader in technology and intelligence.

    At the end of the day, we all serve the same mission in support of our warfighters. This support requires the commitment from dedicated experts knowledgeable in very specialized tactics, techniques and procedures to engineer and deliver capabilities to make those warfighters successful.

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    Business Process Reengineering

    Cyber happens in real-time, but resources are thin – we get that. With our Lean Six Sigma and ITIL foundations, Clear Ridge Defense will identify efficiencies in your business and operational processes in order to get your team back to what they’re trained to do (and enjoy doing).


    Our certified experts with experience conducting as-is/to-be analyses, gap analyses, and process improvement implementation and follow-through, can help your organization reach its future vision.

    We help trim the fat without bias to organizational norms that can often impede success in a Command or Agency. Bring in Clear Ridge Defense to support your Mission Oriented Business Integrated Services (MOBIS).

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    Program Management/Analysis

    Our Project Management Professional (PMP) -certified team has strong experience managing cost, schedule, performance, and risk for CYBERCOM efforts, and can help our customers ensure programs are delivered as promised, on-time and on-budget.

    “The project’s success is directly influenced by active stakeholder involvement in the discovery and decomposition of needs into requirements and by the care taken in determining, documenting, and managing the requirements of the product, service, or result of the project.”
    A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOKⓇ Guide), Fifth Edition Project Management Institute (PMI)

    We understand that optimized communication is critical to a project’s success. We understand up-front planning and earned value management. We’re masters of Microsoft Project. We understand the need for change and configuration management. We recognize the many benefits of regular progress reviews. We’ve given COAs and BLUFs far too many times. Let Clear Ridge Defense help bring structure and shed light on your most important capability deliveries.

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    Concept Visualization

    We know what it takes for an idea to get traction – let us help understand your concepts from their inception, and help you steer them to realization through the use of visually-appealing infographics and operational views.


    Our concept visualization team combines engineering expertise with graphic design. Let us be the “fly on the wall” during concept initiation meetings, and we’ll incrementally design stunning, graphical models of the vision that few understand but many need to see.

    90% of information transmitted to the brain is visual – Clear Ridge Defense will exploit this mechanism to take your ideas to fruition in your Command or Agency.

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    Recruitment Strategy

    What’s your recruitment strategy to ensure long-term organizational success? Clear Ridge will assist in cultivating relationships within academia and industry, as well as defining a recruitment strategy to bring on-board the most elite graduates and experienced professionals in the field.


    Our large network of leading academic partners has been been fostered through years of support at recruitment and training events – let us help form those relationships to drive quality candidates for tomorrow’s cyber warriors and defenders into your organization.

    We take a systematic approach to understanding long-term goals, establishing metrics, creating a recruitment strategy, event coordination, and follow-through actions to bring on-board the best and brightest.

Our Mission

  • To support the warfighter; Mission first
  • To exceed needs with extreme haste and least cost
  • To become a trusted partner of the Department of Defense (DoD)
  • To foster a reputable name by employing only a cadre of skillful experts
  • To adapt to growing technologies that will help the warfighter adapt to new threats

About Us

We are a small business mission-focused on providing technical and professional services to the Department of Defense in cyber security. By providing a fully embedded workforce, Clear Ridge can keep overhead costs low and share those savings with the federal government.

Click here to see our Capabilities Statement.

In a declining budget, and with extended processes preventing solutions from reaching fruition, the Department of Defense needs a partner they can trust to deliver. We believe in delivering true results as fast as possible. We believe in craft beer and Bow Tie Thursdays. We believe in one team, one fight – mission before everything.

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The heart and soul of Clear Ridge Defense is its employees. When you join CRD, you’ll be joining a family that focuses on the mission and knows how to have fun (we rock and roll).

Our intent is to foster an environment built around you. You have the niche, you have the expertise – and that’s what you enjoy doing. We want to enable you, and be your platform for success.

    We are currently looking for candidates to fill the following positions:

  • Cyber Tool Developer

    This is a very specialized skill set: cyber capability developers. The right candidate will develop and maintain low-level application and operating system projects related to software protection and host-based personal security tools. Often times, the candidate may work analyzing binary files to uncover potential threats and then quickly develop prototype demonstrations of the risk. Projects will be undertaken in small teams with close coordination with our customers to quickly analyze executables and data-files and prepare proof of findings in assembly, C, and scripting languages. B.S. in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or a related discipline. Preferably 5+ years supporting US Government CNO missions, 5+ years of C/C++ development for Windows and Linux, 3+ years developing or analyzing x86 and x64 Assembly, Assembly programming and analysis (of any major architecture), 5+ years of experience working with debuggers and disassemblers, and a strong understanding of low-level operating system internals and drivers.

    • Location: Ft. Meade, MD
    • Clearance Level: TS/SCI + CI Polygraph
    • Salary Range: $125,000 - $185,000
    • Starting Date: Immediately
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  • CPT Systems Engineer

    The right candidate will support as a systems engineer / information assurance engineer / systems architect, performing as a key member of a Cyber Mission Force (CMF) Cyber Protection Team (CPT). You’ll be responsible for providing guidance and oversight with assessing the security infrastructure, networks, and systems design to ensure system and network security. As well, you’ll work to identify security risks, threats, and vulnerabilities of networks, systems, applications, and new technology initiatives. You must have a BS or BA degree with a minimum of 5+ years experience in technical aspects of systems architecture or systems engineering, including security infrastructure, networks, and systems design – experience conducting vulnerability assessments, with knowledge of Windows and UNIX operating systems. A Security+ or CISSP is required, and experience with forensics is preferred.

    • Location: Quantico, VA
    • Clearance Level: TS/SCI + CI Polygraph
    • Salary Range: $75,000 - $115,000
    • Starting Date: Immediately
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  • Cyber Project Manager

    Clear Ridge is looking for a smart, independent employee to be a Cyber Project Manager to perform as a key member of a cyber component team. The right candidate will be responsible for the successful management of cost, schedule, performance, and risk of a Naval deployable system. The candidate will gather and derive requirements for a future Program of Record from a very technical client-base in the form of system requirements documents and other requirements definition products.

    • Location: Ft. Meade, MD and Quantico, VA
    • Clearance Level: Secret; TS/SCI + CI Polygraph preferred
    • Salary Range: TBD
    • Starting Date: Late 2016, Early 2017
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Interested in working with Clear Ridge but don’t see a specific opportunity that fits above? Send over your resume to resumes@clridge.com, where we’re constantly looking for leaders and experts who can make a difference.

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We take care of our employees.

  • Generous Health, Dental, and Vision Insurance

  • Fully-Covered Life & Disability Insurance

  • Employee Wellness Program

  • Competitive 401(k) Matching & Profit Sharing

  • 5 Weeks Paid Time Off, "No Work" Birthdays, Day After Thanksgiving, & 2 Paid Snow Days

  • Monthly Cell Phone Stipend

  • Bonus Structure for Performance, Client Expansion, Referrals, Certifications, Publications, & Living in a HUBZone

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