CCDC Data & Analysis Center Combat Capabilities Development Command
Data & Analysis Center
WHO WE ARE
The U.S. Army Combat Capability Development Command Data & 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 CCDC Data & 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.
Dr. James Amato
Director, U.S. Army Combat Capabilities Development Command Data & Analysis Center
Dr. James Amato is the director of the U.S. Army Combat Capability Development Command Data & Analysis Center. In this role, he leads a diverse organization of more than 800 civilians, Soldiers, and contractors 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. On behalf of the Office of the Secretary of Defense, James chairs the Joint Technical Coordinating Group for Munitions Effectiveness, responsible for developing the software tools and algorithms that our Soldiers use every day to plan and execute missions against high value targets.
James is a native of Baltimore, Maryland, and holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering science from Loyola College and a master’s degree in electrical engineering from Johns Hopkins University. His career with the Army began in 1987 at the U.S. Army Materiel Systems Analysis Activity, the former name of the CCDC Data & Analysis Center. He was appointed to the Senior Executive Service in 2008.