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    This position is located in the GAO Information Technology and cybersecurity (ITC) Team. The ITC Team audits and evaluates federal agencies’ information management and technology programs that cover a wide range of IT-related areas, such as, IT acquisitions, cybersecurity and program management.

    This vacancy is for Summer ITC internship positions. The anticipated start dates begin May 2021.

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    As part of a team, you will assist in planning and conducting in-depth audits and evaluations of Federal executive and legislative branch IT programs. The audits cover a range of topics, such as, system acquisition and development; program/project planning and management;  requirements management;  investment management; information assurance; cloud computing; CIO responsibilities; IT contractor oversight; IT workforce planning; cybersecurity of critical infrastructures; electronic records management; and IT privacy. You will collect appropriate data, analyze the data, develop data-based findings and conclusions, and present the information both orally and in writing to diverse audiences.

    Specific duties are:

    • identifying or developing methodologically sound techniques to audit and evaluate federal IT programs;

    • learning new and complex IT-related material quickly to understand issues;

    • researching and collecting relevant information that helps achieve audit objectives;

    • conducting analyses to assess information collected about federal agencies IT practices and comparing them against IT best practices;

    • developing findings and conclusions based on analyses;

    • interviewing agency officials to obtain testimonial evidence to support audit findings and conclusions;

    • observing federal agencies’ IT systems management and security practices;

    • writing reports and other written products that effectively communicate findings and information;

    • communicating relevant information to agency officials, team members, internal stakeholders, and congressional staff, during formal and informal presentations, meetings, and/or interviews;

    • collaborating with others to address issues or solve problems and follow up with others to ensure needs are met; and

    • soliciting, listening to, and considering diverse perspectives, approaches, or viewpoints.

    Some interns may also have the opportunity to assist in the operation and maintenance of a production and test computer center/network to further enhance and develop new cybersecurity skill sets

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - May be authorized

    Supervisory status


    Promotion Potential


This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/590335800. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.