Josh Jackson is senior vice president and general manager for SAIC's Engineering, Integration, and Mission Solutions Market Segment with responsibility for leading strategy and market growth and for developing solutions that capitalize on the company’s capabilities in engineering and integration; modeling, simulation; and data analytics; training; and program management and business services.
Most recently, Jackson was senior vice president for SAIC's Advanced Analytics, Training, and Simulation Service Line. In this capacity, he set the vision and oversaw solution development and investments in the company’s data analytics, training, simulation business while leading the service line’s more than 1,900 professionals, seeing significant growth over the 3-year period.
Jackson joined SAIC in 2002, and during his tenure has held positions of increasing authority. He started as a program manager, then became a division manager, chief engineer, and operations manager. He has supported the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps, Combatant Commands and other defense agencies, NASA, and the National Institutes of Health. He has led the development of programs ranging from test and evaluation, experimentation, simulation, analysis, training, and assessments, and has worked on several different weapons systems and platforms, both large and small, kinetic and non-kinetic.
Jackson has authored numerous technical papers, and his current research interests are the integration and application of disparate modeling and simulation tools to solve complex warfighting issues.
He is the chairman of the industry advisory board for the Virginia Modeling, Analysis, and Simulation Center (VMASC), and also serves on the Hampton Roads Chamber of Commerce Virginia Beach Board. He is a board member of People in Need, an organization that supports the homeless. Jackson is a member of SAIC’s Inclusion and Diversity Council, and co-leads the company’s women’s business resource group.
Jackson holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Virginia Tech and a master’s degree in business administration from the College of William and Mary. He is a member of Tau Beta Pi, the national engineering honor society and is also a certified Project Management Professional.
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