FITSI Item Writing Committee

Current FITSI Item Writing Committee members are listed below.


Karen Goolishian - FITSP-M, ISC2 CISSP/CAP, ISACA CRISC, PMI PMP, Qualified Navy Validator

  Karen Goolishian is an Information Systems Security Manager (ISSM) supporting the Navy, Air Force and Army with Risk Management Framework Assessment and Authorization as well as providing independent verification and validation. She has over 27 years of experience with Information Systems stemming from her time served in the United States Navy as an Oceans Systems Technician. Her career positions have included Database Administrator, System Engineer, Chief IT Systems Engineer, Navy Validator(FQNV/QNV)/ Marine Corps Validator (MCEN), Information Assurance Technical (IAT) and Information Assurance Manager (IAM). Her education consists of a Bachelor of Science Degree in Information Security as well as a Masters of Science in Information Security from American Sentinel University. She has taught ISC2 CISSP and CompTIA Security+ preparation courses as well as IA for Managers.

Dr. Shawn P. Murray - FITSP-A, CISSP, C|CISO, CRISC

  Shawn Murray is President/CEO at Murray Security Services and is assigned to the United States Missile Defense Agency as a Principal Scientist. He is assigned as a Senior Cyber Security Professional and is an officer in the US Civil Air Patrol. His previous assignments include work with the US Army Cyber Command in Europe, US Air Force and with Commercial Industry in various roles in Information Assurance and Cyber Security. He has traveled the globe performing physical and Cyber Security assessments on critical national defense and coalition programs and has prepared reports for the House Armed Services Committee. Dr. Murray has worked with NSA, FBI, CIA and the US Defense and State Departments on various Cyber initiatives and has over 20 years of IT, communications and Cyber Security experience. He has presented as a featured or keynote speaker for many conferences across the globe and enjoys teaching and presenting as a guest lecturer on Cyber Security, business and computer science courses at his Cyber Academy and for several universities. He has several industry recognized certifications to include the C|CISO, CISSP and CRISC. He holds several degrees to include an Applied Doctorate in Computer Science with a concentration in Enterprise Information Systems. Dr. Murray was elected to the International Board of Directors for the Information Systems Security Association in 2016. He is a professional member of IEEE, ACM, ISSA, ISC2 and is a FBI Infragard program partner. He enjoys spending time traveling with his family, researching and collaborating with other professionals in Cyber Security and Cyber Law and volunteers in his community as a Shriner.

Tamarcus Person - FITSP-M, ITILv3, TCNA, C)ISSO, ISCAP


Tamarcus Person currently serves as an Information Assurance Principal Engineer for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Biometrics & Identity Management (OBIM). He has over 18+ years of work experience in the Information Technology (IT) and Cybersecurity fields. His primary job duties included coordinating with clients to ensure policy requirements are met, development & enforcement of IT policy/procedures/processes, ensuring operational security, supporting IT/Financial audits, physical security, personnel security, configuration management, acquisitions management, technical writing, patch management, flaw remediation, security assessments, and performing market analysis/research for Commercial-of-the-Shelf (COTS) products. His past roles included serving as a Cloud Service Provider (CSP) Internal Information System Security Officer (ISSO) under Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP), DHS/FEMA-appointed Alternate ISSO as well as Project Lead/Subject Matter Expert for several Federal clients/contracts such as DHS, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), Department of Justice (DoJ), Department of Defense (DoD), Department of State (DoS), Department of Administration (DoA), and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). He was born in Weldon, North Carolina and later moved to Washington, D.C. before settling in Silver Spring, Maryland. During this time frame, Mr. Person has volunteered under several programs and mentored a quite extensive list of successful counterparts. Additionally, Mr. Person served in the military as an Intelligence Specialist in the United States Navy.

Terrel Williams - FITSP-M, CISSP, PMP, CEH, CCNA Security, Security +, ECSA, ITIL

  Terrel Williams currently serves as a Cybersecurity Service Provider for the Department of Defense in the Intelligence Community. He has over 35+ years of experience in Information Technology and Information Assurance. During his 28-year military career he served in various IT Operations and Security roles leading major efforts both nationally and abroad. After military retirement, he assumed a project manager position leading system control and computer network defense watch officers for the United States Cyber Command before accepting a civil service position with the Defense Information Systems Agency. Since then, he has served at numerous other agencies performing both offensive and defensive cyber operations.