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FITSI Executive Team Overview

FITSI's Executive team comprises highly accomplished business leaders who know a great deal about the IT and cyber certification market.

The current FITSI Executive Team members are listed below.

Amee Devine - FITSI's Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Amee Devine

Amee Devine is a successful business woman who has run a number of training organizations and programs in her 30+ 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 that specialized in CompTIA, Cisco, Microsoft and Novell certification programs. From 2002 to the present she's been involved in a small private boutique IT training company focusing on IT security certification training courses from a number of induustry certification programs and today she helps run and administer the FITSP Certification Program develop and managed by the Federal IT Security Institute (FITSI). In addition to being highly experienced in the IT certification market, Amee has an MBA from Penn State University.


Dr. Maribeth Kuzmicki - FITSI's Certification Manager and Membership Program Manager

Maribeth Kuzmicki

Dr. Maribeth Kuzmicki is the FITSP Certification Manager for FITSI and also manages the FITSI membership community as its program manager. She has been involved in FITSI since its founding in 2009 and has been a critical contributor to FITSI pursuing ANAB accreditation under ISO 17024:2012. She has held engineering positions at DSR and MITRE and has a PhD in rocket and propulsion technology.


Jim Wiggins - FITSI's Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Jim Wiggins

Jim has over 26 years of direct experience in the design, operation, management, and auditing of information technology systems, with the past 21 years focused on information systems security. He has an extensive background in technical education and specializes in security certification courses targeted at federal and government contracting clients.

Today, Jim is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Federal IT Security Institute (FITSI). FITSI is a 501(c)(6) non-profit certification body accredited by the ANSI National Accreditation Board (ANAB) under ISO 17024:2012. FITSI provides a role-based IT security certification program targeted at the federal workforce. More information on FITSI can be found at:

Jim is also the Founder and Executive Director of the FITSI Foundation. The FITSI Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity that focuses on cyber education and serves as the philanthropic sister organization of the Federal IT Security Institute. The FITSI Foundation operates the Wounded Warrior Cyber Combat Academy (W2CCA). More information on the FITSI Foundation can be found at:

Additionally, Jim is the Founder and Principal at Securible, LLC. Securible is an information security service provider offering cyber training programs to organizations of all sizes. At Securible, Jim has taught IT security certification courses such as CISSP, CISM, CISA, Ethical Hacking, RMF, Security+, and other courses requested by Securible's clients. Currently, Jim provides education and training support for the National Risk Management Center (NRMC) at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) within the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). More information on Securible can be found at:

In 2020, Jim launched a TV show about cybersecurity called "Cybersecurity Today," which can be viewed in the Washington, DC area. Episodes can also be streamed online at the following website:

In 2019, FCW named Jim to the "Federal 100" for his tireless efforts to promote cybersecurity education across all branches of the federal government.

In 2011, the Federal Information Systems Security Educators' Association (FISSEA) named him "Educator of the Year" for the ongoing impact he has made in the federal workforce.

Jim holds the following IA/IT security certifications: CISSP, ISSEP, CISM, CISA, CRISC, CySA+, SCNA, SCNP, CAP, IAM, IEM, SSCP, CEH, ECSA, CHFI, LPT, TICSA, CIWSA, Security+, and MCSE: Security and FITSP-M.