Michael P. Jackson named chairman and CEO of VidSys

Former DHS deputy secretary to spearhead PSIM firm


PSIM software provider VidSys announced Friday that Michael P. Jackson, who has served as an independent board member for the company since 2009, has been named as its new chairman and CEO.

According to a statement, Jackson, who has extensive experience in both the public and private sectors, assumed leadership of the company on Jan. 11.

Jackson previously served as deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security from 2005 to 2007 and as Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation from 2001 to 2003. He has also held several high-level executive positions in the private sector including senior vice president of AECOM Technology Corporation and chief operating officer of Lockheed Martin IMS' Transportation Systems and Services.

"VidSys has established itself as the leader in the PSIM market. As both the company and market continue to mature, I look forward to being part of this outstanding team, and continuing to innovate and support the security management needs of our public and private sector clients," said Jackson in the statement. "VidSys' powerful PSIM technology is used at some of the most respected organizations worldwide, putting the right information in the hands of the people who need it to make decisions. As organizations seek to manage the increasing flood of information streaming in to their command centers, VidSys fuses and focuses the vast data to provide our customers with timely operational and actionable information for effective situation management."

For more information about VidSys, visit www.vidsys.com.