FITSI Certification Committee

Current FITSI Certification Committee members are listed below.



  Don Call is currently assigned to the United States Coast Guard as a Lead IT Specialist (INFOSEC). Mr. Call has been with the Coast Guard for over 13 years. He currently serves in the USCG Cybersecurity Program Management Office as a team lead providing policy, guidance and programmatic oversight in the defense and protection of the Coast Guard’s C4IT infrastructure and enforcing policy through effective execution of compliance and controls. Mr. Call also provides subject matter expertise for the Defense Security/Cybersecurity Authorization Working Group (DSAWG), the DoD Mission Partner Environment (MPE) Training and Mission Partnering working group, Joint Staff Action Process (JSAP) requests, and other CG, DHS and DoD initiatives. Prior to coming to the USCG Mr. Call worked for the Social Security Administration as an IT Specialist (INFOSEC) providing administrative, operational, technical and functional leadership for SSA information systems security programs for the Office of Systems, Office of Enterprise Support Architecture and Engineering, Enterprise Security Support Branch. Mr. Call started his IT career in the U.S. Army and has over 30 years’ experience in industry and federal government.

Matthew Denton - FITSP-O, CISSP, Security+, MCSE  

  Matthew Denton is a native of Kentucky, who began his IT career 15+ years ago in-network services. A graduate of Southern Illinois University, he holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Linguistics, with minors in Japanese and East Asian studies. Over 15 plus years, Matthew has worked as a systems administrator and network security engineer, progressing to an information assurance engineer working with various branches of the United States military. Matthew has been called upon to consult with clients on cybersecurity security issues at home and abroad. Matthew spent the first couple years of his IT career Supporting the United States Army and then went on to support the United States Marine Corps in various cybersecurity roles. While supporting the United States Army, Matthew did system administration and security tools administration. While supporting the Marine Corps, Matthew did extensive wireless networking and certification and accreditation (C&A) work. Matthew was also fortunate enough to support the Network Defense desk at CENTCOM. He currently works for the Smartronix Cloud Business unit as a Cybersecurity Engineer specializing in Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) tools. Matthew holds a CISSP and FITSP-Operator certifications, amongst others.

Francis ‘Clint’on Kelley - FITSP-M, FITSP-A, CISSP, CEH, Security+


Clint Kelley has over 20 years’ experience with developing and maintaining network security plans. Most recently he has been supporting the US Coast Guard as an ISSO helping them make transition from IT systems based on DHS requirements to the DoD requirements to ride on the NIPR/SIPRNet. He has also completed training for the Risk Management Framework (RMF) course in support of the transition from DIACAP to RMF. He has completed the Defense Security Service (DSS) Center for Development of Security Excellence DoD Security Specialist Course and is qualified to conduct security inspections of site under DSS control. He is a Certified Information Systems Security Professional (CISSP) and has his Federal IT Security Professional- Manager and Auditor (FITSP-M/A) certification. Mr. Kelley is a highly accomplished network engineer with over 20 years’ experience designing, installing, operating, and testing LAN/WAN systems, designing disaster recovery plans and data backup restoration schemes. Mr. Kelley is also experienced setting up and operating NOC and Call Centers. Mr. Kelley’s experience includes operating with forward deployed Army, Navy, and Joint War Fighting Staffs in various areas of the world

Abdullah (Al) Laique - AWS - Certified Solutions Architect,
Certified SCRUM Master, Security+


Al Laique is a top-performing IT Executive Director with extensive experience in network infrastructure and security operations. He is highly skilled in evaluating existing systems to identify inefficiencies and redundancies, implementing strategic upgrades and process improvements to facilitate improved workflow and data integrity. Al directs all facets of project lifecycle from inception to completion, delegating tasks to internal teams and allocating resources to ensure achievement of all milestones in accordance with overarching strategies, time lines, and budgets. He provide effective leadership to team members, collaborating with executive teams to standardize operating procedures and best practices, facilitating training initiatives and documentation in conjunction with professional development opportunities. Al has a proven ability in minimizing risks and losses, as well as associated operating costs whilst maximizing quality and efficiency of all organizational departments. He manage EA, Technology disruptions and organizational behavior through monitoring KPIs. Other previous accomplishments and positions include: Senior Project Management – Senior Infrastructure, Security and Messaging Engineer for A CST Group, Inc., Contractor/IT Services for City of Calabasas, Systems and Security Architect/Consultant for EdNet, Inc., Senior Management/Project Manager for Dynasel USA, Inc., CIO for Guardian ISP, Inc, and Co-Founded IVY2.


Janae Roberts - FITSP-M, CISSP, C|EH


Janae Roberts is the Deputy Installation Information System Security Manager for the Department of Army, United States Army Test and Evaluation Command at White Sands Missile Range. With more than 18 years of experience in Information Technology, Janae Roberts is a seasoned Information Specialist, industry thought leader, and a certified security professional with extensive experience in Information Technology.
As a subject matter Expert, she’s primarily responsible for Information Assurance/Cybersecurity for the G6 Enterprise Communications for White Sands Missile Range. This includes, but not limited to, ensuring procedures fully support the security integrity of information systems and network operations, and comply with Public Law (Federal Information Systems Management Act), Department of the Army (DA), Department of Defense (DOD), National Security Agency (NSA), and national Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) security directives. She reviews threats and vulnerabilities to assess risks, and determines effective measures to minimize such risk and identify resources to be protected. In addition she analyzes the risk of espionage, sabotage, damage, fraud and theft to determine the level of protection needed. She has experience in system administration, network administration, web design, planning, strategy, analysis, development, implementation, maintenance, and enhancement of information systems security, programs, policies, and procedures in accordance to federal policy to help secure the Nation’s Federal Information Systems. Ms. Roberts holds an M.S.I.S., in Computer Security Management, an M.P.A., in Policy and Management and has earned prestigious professional certifications including Certified Information System Security Professional (CISSP), Federal IT Security Professional Manager (FITSP-M), and Certified Ethical Hacker (CEH).