VidSys names new CEO

Monday, January 16, 2012

VIENNA, Va.—VidSys last week welcomed Michael P. Jackson as its new chairman and CEO, according to a press release from the company, which offers physical security information management software.

Jackson has been on the PSIM provider's board since 2009, according to the release. “VidSys has established itself as the leader in the PSIM market," Jackson said in the release. "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."

Jackson has been an entrepreneur and public official, but he is well versed in the security realm, having served as deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security between 2005 and 2007. Other past posts include deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation from 2001 to 2003, senior vice president of AECOM Technology Corp., and COO of Lockheed Martin IMS’s Transportation Systems and Services.