FITSI's Executive team is made up of individuals who know
something about business and understand the Federal IT security
market. Below are the members serving on FITSI's team:
Jim Wiggins - Executive Director and CEO
Jim possesses over 18 years direct experience in information
technology management with the past 14 years focused on information
systems security. In Jim’s "for profit" life he has served as both
the Chief Technology Officer for a boutique training organization as
well as been a partner in a highly successful technology consulting
firm. He has managed, designed, operated and audited IT systems over
his career. He also has an extensive background in technical
education and specializes in security related courses targeted at
Federal and government contracting clients.
He has taught cybersecurity classes at the following organizations:
Department of State, Department of Homeland Security, Department of
Defense Office of Inspector General, Department of Defense - Joint
Staff, Booz Allen Hamilton, IBM, KPMG, Kearney and Company and many
Additionally, Jim is the founder and executive director of the
Federal IT Security Institute (FITSI). FITSI is a 501c6, non-profit
organization that provides a role-based IT security certification
program targeted at the federal workforce.
Jim is also the executive director of the FITSI Foundation. The
FITSI Foundation is 501c3 public charity that runs the Wounded
Warrior Cyber Combat Academy (W2CCA).
Currently as a contractor, Jim provides education and training
support for the Federal Network Resilience Division at DHS and its
Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program.
In 2011, the Federal Information Systems Security Educators’
Association (FISSEA) named him “Educator of the Year” for the impact
he continues to make in the federal workforce.
Jim holds the following IA/IT security certifications: CISSP,ISSEP,
CISM, CISA, SCNA, SCNP, CAP, IAM, IEM, SSCP, CEH, ECSA, CHFI, LPT,
TICSA, CIWSA, Security+, and MCSE: Security and FITSP-M.
Amee Devine - COO
Amee is a successful business woman who has run a number of
training organizations and programs in her 20+ year professional
career. In the 1990's she ran a successful FutureKids
franchise and until 2002 she was involved with an IT training
company in Northern Virginia. From 2002 to the present she's
been involved in a small private boutique IT training company
focusing on IT security training courses such as CISSP, Ethical
hacking, Security+, etc.
Amee has an MBA from Penn State.