Washington, D.C., March 12 – The Government Technology & Services Coalition (GTSC), the premier organization for small and mid-sized companies in homeland and national security, today announced that Michael Jackson, Chairman & CEO of VidSys and former Deputy Secretary of the U.S. Departments of Homeland Security and Transportation, was named Chair of the organization’s Steering Committee.
“I look forward to helping share innovative, pragmatic lessons learned from small and mid-sized businesses serving public agencies responsible for essential security missions,” said Jackson. “GTSC provides an invaluable, nonpartisan forum to explore how such companies can best support vital mission requirements, especially for the Federal government.”
Jackson joins Elaine Kapetanakis, CEO of Kapstone Technologies, Chair of the GTSC Emerging Small Business Group; Chris Gorman, Managing Partner, The Efiia Group, Chair of the Small Market Group and Brad Cole, Vice President, Agilex, Chair of the Lion’s Den, GTSC’s mid-tier companies.
“Our government partners face a host of political, technological, budgetary and workforce challenges. We are thrilled to have Mr. Jackson join our cadre of advisors to assure we lead the way for collaboration and understanding in service to our mission of a secure America,” said Kristina Tanasichuk, founder and CEO of the Coalition. “Tremendous people are working on both sides of the aisle who understand the mission and some of the barriers to achieving it – they want to get these things right and GTSC is proud to be a platform to forward that conversation.”
GTSC works on behalf of its members with the U.S. Departments of Homeland Security, Defense, State, Justice and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence. For more information on the Government Technology & Services Coalition, please visit www.GTSCoalition.com.
The Government Technology & Services Coalition (GTSC) is a nonprofit, non-partisan 501(c)(6) association of companies that create, develop and implement solutions for the federal homeland and national security sector. Our vision is to provide an ethical, effective platform for information exchange between the public and private sector on homeland and national security ideas, technologies and innovations. Our mission is to provide exceptional advocacy, capacity building, partnership opportunities and marketing in the Federal security space for small and mid-sized companies and to support and assist our government partners achieve their critical missions with the highest integrity; best and most innovative technologies; and results-based, quality products and services to prevent, protect against, mitigate, respond to and recover from any terrorist attack or natural disaster. For more information on the Government Technology & Services Coalition, please visit www.GTSCoalition.com
Headquartered in Vienna, Virginia, VidSys provides a transformational Physical Security Information Management (PSIM) software platform used to run operations centers for public sector agencies and leading enterprise organizations globally. The platform continuously fuses and instantly correlates vast amounts of data gathered from any number or virtually any type, brand or generation of physical security system or sensor, as well as from networked management applications. The result is actionable intelligence that empowers decision makers from a single organization or multiple entities – however geographically dispersed – to collaborate in real time. By leveraging mobile devices, the software also provides instant situational awareness and mission-critical intelligence to first responders, senior executives or other authorized parties.