Job Overview


The NASA Office of Inspector General (OIG) conducts audits, reviews, and investigations of NASA programs and operations to prevent and detect fraud, waste, abuse, and mismanagement and to assist NASA management in promoting economy, efficiency, and effectiveness. The OIG consists of approximately 200 auditors, analysts, specialists, investigators, attorneys, and support staff at NASA Headquarters in Washington DC, and NASA Centers throughout the U.S.

The Office of Investigations (OI), Computer Crimes Division (CCD) personnel conduct very complex and sensitive investigations involving a wide range of technical skills sets related to computer security and computer forensics. These investigations, by their very nature, are fast-paced, complex, and often international in scope and effect. CCD personnel provide critical computer forensics support to an increasing percentage of all the criminal and administrative investigations conducted by the NASA OIG. This support includes the planning and execution of large scale search warrants involving the seizure, proper safeguarding and accurate analysis of very large data sets involving a wide array of IT hardware, firmware, file formats, and operating systems.


With assistance from senior staff, conducts digital forensic examinations related to various violations of law, to include but not limited to computer intrusions, export control violations, theft of intellectual property, child pornography, fraud, bribery, embezzlement, false statements, bid-rigging and violations of other Federal statutes covering fraudulent activities.

Uses problem solving skills to construct and maintain modern-day distributed computer networks. Assist in developing fully functional software programs and automated scripts to efficiently solve a variety of computer, network and data recovery problems.

Maintains effective working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, program staff, NASA IT Security and IT administrators, and other federal, state, and local law enforcement officials.

Conducts technical network vulnerability and risk assessments. Prepares reports to accurately reflect findings and recommendations.