Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (C4/ISR) goes beyond fielding platforms and transporting intelligence data: it is the fusion of intelligence products to provide battlespace awareness in support of cooperative engagement designed to counter the strategic means, operational plans, and tactical methods employed by our adversaries.

Our Mission is to Support the:

  • Department of Defense (DoD) acquisition of major command and control, communications, and computer systems;
  • Portfolio management of a wide array of intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance systems under development; and
  • Joint DoD/Department of National Intelligence (DNI) oversight of intelligence community major systems acquisition.

Gaining and maintaining the multi-domain advantage integrates space, aerial, maritime, and terrestrial capabilities employed and managed by the Service components, combatant commands, and the national intelligence community.

The C4/ISR directorate enhances lethality on the integrated battlefield through:

  • Enterprise Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR) – common data link, combined engagement capability, distributed common ground systems, ISR systems, Joint Aerial Layer Network;
  • Communications and Networks – tactical data link enhancements and interoperability, low observable waveforms and terminals, international interoperability, network-enabled weapon data links, Joint Convergence Layer;
  • National Intelligence – foundation for global situational awareness; and
  • Command and Control (C2) and Cyber C2 – cyber C2 acquisition roadmap, joint C2 governance and acquisition policy, mission and system roadmaps.