Guide to the Evaluation of Educational Experiences in the Armed Services

Occupation Exhibit

CGW-ISM-001
INFORMATION SYSTEMS MANAGEMENT

Exhibit Dates: 9/08–5/17.

Career Pattern
May have progressed to Information Systems Management Warrant Officer from Information Technology (IT).

Description
Warrant Officers serving in the specialty of information systems management are technical specialists in all areas of information systems. They serve in command, control, and communication, computer and information technology (C4IT) positions at headquarter and a variety of other shore units. They are instrumental in the development and supervision of information systems and the enforcement of all information security policy and computer system requirements. Some of the specific areas of responsibility include hardware development, modification, and implementation of application servers, software releases, network hardware (routers, switches, local and wide area networks, etc.), and organizational information systems standardization, LANS, WANS and encryption devices. They also organize and supervise personnel working in information systems areas including information systems server system management, exchange server management, network management, telephony system management, information assurance, systems security, and general system support and administration.

Related Competencies
Information assurance topics include risk assessment, security assessment reporting, security test and evaluation, and system security plan and policy. Project management topics include budget administration, budget development, contract administration, planning, quality assurance, and risk management. Communications topics include briefings, computer literacy, policy and procedures writing, presentations, report writing, and training. Supervision topics include counseling, human resource development, mentoring, performance evaluation, team building, and training. Operations management topics include contract administration, logistics, quality assurance, resource management, risk management, and systems engineering. Occupational safety topics include accident/incident response, federal information security management act (FISMA), fire safety, hazardous material control and handling (HAZMAT), material safety data sheets, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations, personal protective equipment (PPE), and shop safety. Network management topics include network operation and administration, network planning and design, optimization of data communication and telecommunication structures, security management, and service quality. Telecommunications management topics include network operation and administration, network planning and design, optimization of data communication and telecommunication structures, security management, and service quality.

Recommendation
In the upper-division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in information assurance; 3 in network management or telecommunications management; 3 in project management; 3 in communications; 3 in supervision; 3 in operations management; and 3 in occupational safety (9/08)(9/08).

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