Program Oversight

The W2CCA program is currently overseen by group of "concerned citizens" who are interested in promoting the development of cyber defenders through the League of Wounded Warriors in the United States armed forces.  3 of the 4 four concerned citizen are former military service men who see this program as a way to help close the skills gap by leveage a pool of talent exists today but is not being tapped into.


Descriptions of these "concerned citizens" are listed below.

Manny Galvan, Concerned Citizen

Manny Galvan is with IBM Corporation and has over 30 years experience in information systems, logistics and financial management both in the Federal Government and private sector. He has managed system development and infrastructure projects and programs to include: SW development, data warehousing, web portal platform implementations, data center operations and maintenance (O&M), system certification and accreditations (C&A), training system requirements, project and program office enablement & operations, and system and program audits.

While in the Marine Corps, he was a supply officer. Unit assignments include 2d and 1st 8 Inch Howitzer Batteries, 4/11; 3d Tank Battalion; MAG-15; and 2d Maintenance and 2d Supply Battalions. During Desert Shield/Storm, he served as a company commander. He held operations officer and executive officer billets and has served on multiple joint-staffs.  Manny has a BS in Business Administration from George Mason University and a MS in Information Management from Marymount University.  Professional certifications include: PMP, CISM, and ITIL v3.

Sam Maroon, Concerned Citizen

Sam is an IT Operations Instructor for the US Department of State where he teaches IT Security, Security Accounting, Secure Messaging, Secure Telephony, Crypto- Key Management, Secure Radio, Classified Equipment Lifecycle and Overseas Communication Operations.

Sam was an Electronic Warfare Officer and Tactics Officer while serving in the US Air Force where he developed and taught tactics and tactics planning during the First Gulf War. He has a BS in Engineering from the Virginia Military Institute, an MBA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and a Master’s Certificate in Project Management from George Washington University.

William Rybczynski, Concerned Citizen

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 Navy’s Information Assurance Workforce Improvement Program.

Jim Wiggins, FITSI Executive Director

Jim possesses over 16 years direct experience in the design, operation, management, and auditing of information technology systems, with the past 12 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.

Additionally, Jim is the executive director of the Federal IT Security Institute (FITSI). FITSI is a non-profit organization that provides a role-based IT security certification program targeted at the federal workforce. In 2011, the Federal Information Systems Security Educators’ Association (FISSEA) named him “Educator of the Year” for the impact he is making in the federal workforce.

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