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The FITSI Scheme Committee oversees the governance of the certification program.  The committee is responsible for three major areas:  1)  Establishing the body of knowledge, establishing and approving the exam blueprints, and establish and approving the Job Task Analysis.

All scheme committee members are both subject matter experts in IT security as well as represent a cross section of the industry to act as representatives of the certification program stakeholders. 

Current members are list below:

Bert Belisch - FITSP-M, CISSP
Bert is Bert has been the Director/Program Manager for the National Capital Region of New Directions Technologies Inc. (NDTI), since October 2008. In this capacity he is responsible for directing all operational, personnel, business development and contracting operations for NDTI in the region. His current NDTI contracts support critical DHS operations on a daily basis.  Prior to joining NDTI Bert was a career U.S. Army Officer, from 1988 to 2008, retiring at the grade of Lieutenant Colonel. His culminating assignment was as the Information Assurance Manager, for the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff networks at the Pentagon. As an Army officer he had many challenging assignments in Europe and the U.S. and as an Artillery Officer he was responsible for nuclear compliance, platoon and battery operations and safety. Changing career paths in 1997, as an Information Systems Management Officer (FA 53), Bert took on new career challenges working with NATO and US Army information technology systems/networks in assignments from Europe, the US and Iraq.

Pierre Colombel - CISSP, ECSA, LPT, CEH, CHFI and Security+
Pierre runs his own successful IT consulting business that is focused on Microsoft based cloud computing. He is a successful trainer teaching security courses for a number of clients. He is a high-energy, well-rounded senior consultant/trainer successful in overseeing the development and implementation of enterprise strategic visions through a balanced approach of skilled personnel, practical policy, well-defined procedures and tactical technology deployments. Leverages over 15 years of diverse industry experience and business acumen gained with start-up and mature multi-million dollar companies. Skilled at developing and maintaining customer relationships and identifying and exploiting opportunities

Leo Dreiger - CISSP, CISM, CISA, CEH, CHFI, CISM, Security+ and Network+
Leo owns and has operated TheSecurityMatrix.com since 1995 in which he oversees the development of policies and procedures related to data protection mechanisms. Leo plans, organizes and orchestrates risk management and customer supporting non-repudiation services, determining security vulnerabilities from a variety of modern exploit tools. He is a highly skilled IT Consultant focusing on fixing hardware related problems, software upgrades and roll outs, network repair, upgrades and purchasing, wiring documentation and design. Configuration and support for Intrusion Detection Systems, ISA server, Firewalls, and Network Security. Leo has also provided consulting services to many Federal clients to include The Department of State, The Department of Labor, Internal Revenue Service and the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare, and more. Additionally, he has help thousands of IT professionals achieve their certifications and maintains an evaluation level above 90 percent.

Tyler Harding - FITSP-A, CISSP, CAP, CISA and CISM
Tyler is a Principal in Kearney & Companyís IT Advisory practice with over 16 years of IT experience. Tyler's expertise is in information security, particularly in the Federal government environment. He has worked as a consultant to CIOs and Office of Inspector Generalís of Federal agencies and advised his clients on implementing the mandatory security requirements promulgated by NIST. He currently teaches both the CISA and CGEIT review courses for the local ISACA chapter in the Washington, DC area.

William Rybczynski - CISSP, CISM, Security+, IAM, and IEM
William is the Vice President of the RPI Group Inc. and a founding member of the Federal IT Security Institute. Joining RPI in May 2011 as the VP of the Cyber security Division, he brings 15 plus years of cyber security technical and training experience supporting the U.S. Department of Defense. He is professionally certified as a CISSP, CISM, NSA IAM and NSA IEM. He also served 20 years as a United States Marine and was selected as one of the Marine Corps first Information Assurance Technicians (MOS 0689) retiring in 2006 after serving as the Information Assurance Chief, Headquarters, C4 where his responsibilities included management of the Marine Corps Information Assurance Program. Prior to joining RPI, he successfully led his previous company to a 400% sustained increase in support to the Department of the Navyís Information Assurance Workforce Improvement Program.

Jim is an information assurance professional and technical trainer with 15+ years of experience.  Jim runs his own successful small business and has been involved in teaching IT security course for clients such as Department of State, Department of Defense, Booz Allen and Hamilton, and KPMG.  Through his deep involvement in the process of FISMA compliance audits over much of the last decade, he recognized the critical need for tailored, role-based security training for the Federal, military, and contractor personnel who work so hard to secure our nation's critical Federal IT systems.  The creation of FITSI and the FITSP training and credentialing processes came about as a direct result of his day-to-day exposure to these dedicated people and their repeated comments regarding specialized training and certification needs.