Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Cyber, Intelligence, Surveillance. Reconnaissance Center



The Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Cyber, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance – or C5ISR – Center, is an Army applied research and advanced technology development center under the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command, or DEVCOM, which is a major subordinate command of the U.S. Army Futures Command.

The DEVCOM C5ISR Center discovers and develops innovative technologies that enable information superiority and tactical overmatch for our country’s most important customer: our Joint Forces.

As the Army’s primary integrator of C5ISR technologies and systems, the center conducts applied Research and Development, or R&D, across a wide variety of capability areas that touch all six of the Army’s Modernization priorities. These include cyberspace operations, electronic warfare, Intelligence, data analysis and fusion, tactical network design, wireless communications, radar, sensors, electro-optics, mission command applications, autonomy and machine learning, power and energy, modeling and simulation, counter-IED, minefield detection/defeat, and assured positioning, navigation and timing.

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

The C5ISR Center utilizes its diverse technical expertise, Soldier feedback and a systems-of-systems engineering approach to develop solutions that will provide unprecedented levels of situational awareness, information superiority and precision targeting to our Joint Forces, regardless of the environment in which they are operating.

More than 3,000 Department of the Army civilians, military service members and contractors make up C5ISR Center’s workforce of scientists, engineers and business support professionals. Headquartered at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, the C5ISR Center has more than 1.4 million square feet of state-of-the-art laboratories, test beds and integration facilities, which feature extended connectivity to national labs and other military research organizations across the country. The C5ISR Center also has personnel and facilities located at Ft. Belvoir, Virginia; Ft. Huachuca, Arizona; Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey; Ft. Sill, Oklahoma and various other locations.


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


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


Donald Reago Jr.

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

Dr. Donald Reago, Jr. is the Acting Director of the Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Cyber, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C5ISR) Center. As Acting Director, he is responsible for establishing the C5ISR Center’s comprehensive Science and Technology (S&T) Portfolio and providing strategic program formulation guidance involving short-and long-range goals 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 life cycle model. In addition to the center’s Science and Technology mission, he oversees its engineering support and services provided to the acquisition Program Executive Offices, Life Cycle Management Commands, and other DOD and Federal customers.

Dr. Reago is an internationally recognized authority in Night Vision, Countermine and Sensor technologies, and has served on numerous Joint, National, and International coordinating activities. He is currently the Chairman of the Office of Secretary of Defense Sensors Community of Interest, and the Army representative to the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Sensors and Electronics Technology panel. He holds a B.S. and Ph.D. in Physics from the University of Missouri-Rolla.

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.