CFIUS Facilitator

  • Location
    Arlington, Virginia
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Jun 13

Position description

PAE provides a range of Department of Defense, Intelligence Community, and Commercial analytic and operational support, risk analysis, analytic outreach, red teaming, and event support services. We pride ourselves in developing creative, customized, and flexible approaches that meet our clients’ evolving and dynamic needs. 

The Committee for Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) Facilitator coordinates the assessments of sponsor analysts regarding incoming CFIUS cases, which-together with other sponsor office inputs—form the basis for the sponsor’s consolidated input into a National Intelligence Council (NIC)-drafted National Security Threat Assessment (NSTA). The NSTAs, which contain the consolidated inputs of various IC components, are analytic documents that assess the security risks to the US of specific foreign investments. Sponsor analysts use information provided by the facilitator (see below) as a starting point for their deeper and more rigorous analysis of the CFIUS cases. 

Specific facilitator duties include the following 

  • Has a general knowledge of CFIUS, the filing/review process, the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act of 2018 (FIRRMA), and the IC role. 
  • Coordinates all incoming CFIUS requests from the sponsor, which include documentation provided by the Committee. 
  • Conducts preliminary review of request; reviews foreign acquiring company PII, investors, investment history, ties to foreign governments. 
  • Checks for previous similar cases or cases involving the same parties, provides background, relevant National Security Threat Assessment (NSTA). 
  • Looks up terms, provides links to relevant sources. 
  • Searches classified and unclassified databases for relevant press releases/news articles/supplemental info/classified reporting. 
  • Checks US locations of US company being acquired for proximity issues (e.g., is it near a sensitive US facility). 
  • Forwards incoming request with aforementioned supplementary information to cognizant analysts for assessment. 
  • Facilitates dissemination of analyst response. 
  • Facilitates analyst feedback on draft NSTAs. 
  • Maintains spreadsheet of CFIUS requests and case statistics (countries, outcomes). 
  • Participates in Skype chats with sponsor and other IC facilitators to discuss ongoing cases, outcomes, issues. 
  • Researches and disseminates updates on CFIUS proceedings/legislation and reporting on foreign country actions regarding CFIUS. 
  • Provides training on CFIUS and coordination process to sponsor staff and newly arrived analysts as requested. 

Required experience 

  • 5 years experience in the IC 
  • Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in International Relations, Political Science 
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal guidance and in small dynamic teams often under time-constraints 
  • US government issued Top Secret security clearance required at time of application

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