DEVCOM AC - Analysis Center


Analysis Center


The U.S. Army Combat Capability Development Command Analysis Center, headquartered at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, delivers objective analysis, experimentation and data across the entire life cycle to ensure readiness today and a more lethal future force tomorrow.

As part of Army Futures Command, the center provides the analytical underpinnings to inform modernization decisions, while its lifecycle perspective enables it to also focus on near term Readiness and Operational Tools for the Warfighter. The center provides agile, timely and integrated analytical products for item/system level performance and effectiveness, vulnerability/lethality, and human systems integration, enabling Army Futures Command to conduct streamlined decision processes that are underpinned by sound evidence-based analysis.

The DEVCOM Analysis Center was established Feb. 3, 2019, bringing together three separately existing organizations— the U.S. Army Materiel Systems Analysis Activity, the Survivability/Lethality Analysis Directorate, and the Army Research Laboratory’s Human Systems Integration division. Aligned as one organization, the center serves as the Army’s authoritative source of integrated analytical solutions for the Soldier and Future Force Modernization Enterprise to ensure the Army decisively defeats any adversary, anytime, anywhere.


Patrick J. O'Neill

Director/SES, U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Analysis Center

Mr. Patrick J. O’Neill was appointed to the Senior Executive Service in March 2011. Currently, he is the Director of the U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Commands Analysis Center.

As Director, he manages a diverse organization of Civilians and Soldiers, who deliver objective analysis, experimentation, and data across the entire life cycle of a weapon system — ensuring Readiness today and enabling Modernization for our Future Force.

In his previous position, as the Director of C5ISR, he was responsible for establishing the Center’s comprehensive Science and Technology (S&T) Portfolio, 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 S&T 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.

Prior to his role as Director of C5ISR, Mr. O’Neill served as the Chief Technology Officer for U.S. Army Arsenal, Alabama. As the senior civilian technical authority for science, technology and engineering, he was responsible for developing and executing a long-term research, development, technology, and engineering transformation strategy for AMC and the Army. In this role, he led and established the technical vision for AMC technology development, set the strategic direction for a full range of Army systems investments, and drove strategic alignment with the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology and the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command to ensure rapid and responsive delivery of products.

Prior to that, Mr. O’Neill served as the Acting Director, U.S. Army Materiel Systems Analysis Activity (AMSAA) from November 2012 – July 2013. As Acting Director, he executed a budget of over $100M, and oversaw a multi-disciplined workforce of over 325 analysts, engineers, mathematicians, and scientists that provide lifecycle materiel/ logistics systems analysis to support the Army Materiel Command and senior decision makers across the Army.

In addition, he was responsible for the oversight of the DoD Joint Technical Coordinating Group for Munitions Effectiveness and for developing/providing joint service-approved methodology, Modeling and Simulation, data and analysis for Army systems. He also served as Technical Director at AMSAA, responsible for overseeing the entire Technical Program performed by approximately 325 analysts.