CCDC C5ISR Center Combat Capabilities Development Command
Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center

WHO WE ARE

ABOUT C5ISR CENTER

The Combat Capabilities Development Command Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center, more commonly known as C5ISR Center, actively advances Soldier capabilities that enable situational awareness and understanding, establish and secure communications and protect Soldiers from surprise attacks.

As an Army-applied research center under the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, C5ISR Center provides the diverse technical expertise and operational awareness and understanding to develop, engineer and foresee essential Army needs in mission command and intelligence technologies, applications and networks designed to connect and protect the Soldier. Whether Soldier-borne or on vehicle or aviation platforms, the Army relies on C5ISR Center’s technical expertise to develop and/or seek out capability advancements to address Soldier needs.

C5ISR Center works with the Defense Department and national basic research organizations and labs to influence research investment and adopt, adapt and mature relevant scientific breakthroughs. C5ISR Center maintains close ties to the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command’s centers of excellence and operational units to stay in touch with the evolving realities of the Soldier environment, anticipate challenges, refine requirements and inform operational tactics, techniques and procedures.

More than 4,000 Department of Army civilians, military service members and contractors make up C5ISR Center’s workforce of scientists, engineers and business support professionals.

C5ISR Center’s long history of researching and engineering excellence continues in state-of-the-art laboratories and administrative facilities that opened in 2011 at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland. C5ISR Center has its second largest concentration of labs at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, with additional facilities at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, and other areas across the U.S. and overseas.

MISSION

To enable the networked Warfighter by discovering, developing and rapidly delivering innovative technologies that enable decisive lethality through information dominance in Multi-Domain Operations.

VISION

An Army that dominates the electromagnetic spectrum, commands the operation and creates decisive effects. Any time, any place.

OUR LEADERSHIP

Mr. Patrick J. O'Neill

Director, CCDC C5ISR Center

Mr. Patrick J. O'Neill

Director, U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command C5ISR Center

Mr. Patrick J. O’Neill is the director of the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command’s Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center. As Director, he is responsible for establishing C5ISR Center‘s comprehensive Science and Technology Portfolio, providing strategic program formulation guidance involving short-and long-range goals by utilizing existing and anticipated state-of-the art advances in communications, mission command, sensors, electronic warfare, intelligence and countermeasure equipment and services.

Programs encompass technology thrusts in mission command, communications, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance technologies and systems in various stages of the lifecycle model. In addition to the center’s S&T mission, Patrick oversees its engineering support and services provided to the acquisition program executive offices, life cycle management commands and other Department of Defense and federal customers.

Mr. Jonathan Keller

Deputy Director, CCDC C5ISR Center

Mr. Jonathan Keller

Deputy Director, U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command C5ISR Center

Mr. Jonathan Keller serves as the deputy director of the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command’s C5ISR Center. As deputy, Jonathan supports the director in leading the Center’s 2000+ civilian workforce and $300M+ annual Science and Technology Research and Development Portfolio across the Center’s core technology areas that include communications, cyber, mission command, sensors, electronic warfare, intelligence and countermeasure equipment and services.

In addition to supporting the Center’s S&T mission, Jonathan supports the director in prioritizing and overseeing the Center’s engineering and technical support provided to acquisition program executive offices; life cycle management commands; and other Army, DoD and federal agencies.

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