The U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command (CECOM) aspires to be the life-cycle provider of choice for supporting joint warfighting superiority through world-class globally-networked Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (C4ISR) systems among the joint, inter-agency, intergovernmental and multinational communities. A subordinate of the Army Materiel Command (AMC), CECOM and its strategic partners are vital members of the new Materiel Enterprise, providing C4ISR systems and sustainment to Army forces through the Army Force Generation (ARFORGEN) process.
Our mission: To develop, provide, integrate, and sustain the logistics and readiness of C4ISR systems and mission command capabilities for joint, interagency and multi-national forces worldwide.
CECOM is the Warfighter's 'one-stop-shop' for life-cycle support of the communications-electronics systems and equipment they carry. Designated a life-cycle management command, CECOM conducts training missions; provides field support for equipment and systems modifications and upgrades; and provides logistical expertise to ensure the on-time delivery of equipment, services and capabilities to the Warfighter.
From setting up headquarters and command and tactical operations centers in remote areas to installing and maintaining communications systems in vehicles and aircraft, CECOM supports warfighters across the globe through training activities; field support for modifications and software upgrades; logistical expertise; information and software assurance; joint network capabilities and interoperability and certification functions to ensure the right equipment is in the right place at the right time.
CECOM provides hardware, software, and technical services and capabilities, including embedded field support, to ensure the readiness and support of communications and electronic systems to meet the warfighter’s needs.
Our key operating entities supporting that vision and mission are Tobyhanna Army Depot, Pa.; the Software Engineering Center at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., the Logistics and Readiness Center at Aberdeen Proving Ground, the Information Systems Engineering Center at Fort Huachuca, Ariz.; and the Central Technical Support Facility at Fort Hood, Texas. With these elements working collaboratively, CECOM serves as a one-stop shop providing unique capabilities in software applications, electronics maintenance, sustainment, manufacturing, and repair.
CECOM is comprised of approximately 13,000 military, civilian and contract personnel across five CECOM organizations.
- Central Technical Support Facility (CTSF), Fort Hood, Texas: CTSF is the Army's premier test, integration and certification testing facility for the Army LandWarNet/Battle command systems.
- Logistics and Readiness Center (LRC), Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland: LRC provides a global logistics support for C4ISR systems and equipment through rapid acquisition, maintenance, production, fielding, new equipment training, operations and sustainment to meet the Army's Reset and Readiness goals in support of Army and coalition forces.
- Software Engineering Center (SEC), Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland: SEC provides software expertise to support C4ISR, as well as logistics, business and enterprise systems in the modern digital environment through life-cycle software solutions that enable warfighting superiority and information dominance across the enterprise.
- Tobyhanna Army Depot (TYAD), Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania: TYAD is the Army's premier depot providing maintenance, manufacturing, integration and fielded repair to C4ISR Systems worldwide, including more than 80 forward repair activities.
- U.S. Army Information Systems Engineering Command (USAISEC), Fort Huachuca, Arizona: USAISEC provides systems engineering services, installation, integration, implementation and evaluation support for communications and IT systems in support of the Warfighter.
The C4ISR Materiel Enterprise
CECOM plays an integral part in the establishment and optimization of the Army's C4ISR Materiel Enterprise, responsible for the life-cycle support for C4SIR system and battle command capabilities for the joint Warfighter. The C4ISR Materiel Enterprise is a subset of the Army's Materiel Enterprise; one of four Army Enterprises, which also include: Human Capital; Readiness; and Services and Infrastructure. The enterprise is co-chaired by the Army Materiel Command (AMC) and the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology, commonly referred to as ASA/ALT. The C4ISR Materiel Enterprise is made up six primary organizations, three from AMC and three from ASA/ALT.
AMC organizations include:
- U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command (CECOM)
- U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Research, Development and Engineering Center (CERDEC)
- Army Contracting Command - Aberdeen Proving Ground (C4ISR) (ACC-APG (C4ISR))
ASA/ALT provides three Program Executive Offices (PEO) to the team including: