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On October 1, 1996, CECOM gained the Information Systems Engineering Command, at Fort Huachuca, AZ. This reorganization came out of the Signal Organization and Mission Alignment study that was conducted to determine the most efficient way to organize the Signal Corps’ information management capabilities. All of the information management, acquisition, engineering and procurement operations of the former United States Army Information Systems Command were consequently assigned to CECOM, adding a total of nearly 1,600 civilian and 400 military personnel without relocation.

The United States Army Information Systems Engineering Command’s origins trace back to 23 July 1963 when the Computer Control Information Systems Group was established under the United States Army Combat Developments Command. Its mission was to take a long-range objective look at automatic data processing system hardware from the viewpoint of field commanders and to develop, provide and integrate automatic data processing on a time-phase basis.

On 1 April 1965, the Computer Control Information Systems Group was re-designated the Army Automatic Data Field Systems Command.

On 31 March 1969, the Army Automatic Data Field Systems Command was re-designated as the United States Army Computer Systems Command as a field operating activity of the Headquarters, Department of the Army Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations-Command, Control, Communications and Computers per Army Chief of Staff Memo 69-81. Its mission was to consolidate, coordinate and integrate responsibility for the total effort of the Army in operation of management information systems.

On 25 July 1984, the United States Army Computer Systems Command transferred to the United States Army Information Systems Command (USAISC) as a major subordinate command per Department of the Army General Order No. 26. On 14 September 1984, the United States Army Computer Systems Command was re-designated the United States Army Information Systems Software Support Command per USAISC Permanent Order 42-1.

On 1 July 1985, the United States Army Information Systems Software Support Command was re-designated the United States Army Information Systems Engineering Command per USAISC Permanent Order 79-1.

On 1 July 1986, the United States Army Information Systems Management Agency merged with the United States Army Information Systems Engineering Command.

On 1 October 1987, United States Information Systems Engineering Command headquarters moved from Fort Belvoir, Virginia to Fort Huachuca, Arizona, where it became a major subordinate command.

On 1 October 1996, the Chief of Staff of the Army authorized the consolidation of engineering activities under the Army Materiel Command. The United States Information Systems Engineering Command then became a major subordinate command of the United States Army Communications-Electronics Command.

Throughout its rich history, United States Information Systems Engineering Command’s focus has been, and remains, to provide world-class communications and logistics support to enable readiness to our Warfighters as the C5ISR “Materiel Integrator” for the Army. Whether supporting our service members during Disaster Relief or Combat Deployments, United States Information Systems Engineering Command’s global team of Trusted Professionals stand ready to support our Nation’s most precious asset… the American Soldier!