Who We Are

Major General David G. Bassett

Program Executive Officer

Major General David G. Bassett

Joe Welch

Deputy Program Executive Officer (Acting)

Joseph Welch

Headquartered at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, Program Executive Office Command, Control, Communications-Tactical (PEO C3T) develops, acquires, fields and supports the Army’s tactical network, a critical priority that brings information dominance to current and future Soldiers. The mobile tactical network delivered by PEO C3T provides capability giving commanders a resilient, redundant, easy-to-use and mobile interoperable tactical network.

Today, PEO C3T working across the Army Staff, requirements community and U.S. Army Forces Command is improving the Army’s current tactical Internet. To field secure and reliable communications that allow commanders to stay connected and informed at all times, even in the most austere and hostile environments. Our goal is to deliver a pervasive, integrated network that provides Soldiers with the information they need from garrison to the foxhole, while simplifying the tactical network so it is easier to use, train, maintain and sustain. A simplified network will also continue to drive cost savings by combining hardware and other infrastructure, reducing software development efforts and decreasing the field support required to train Soldiers, troubleshoot systems and sustain equipment.

PEO C3T’s first priority remains supporting deployed forces. In 2017 we fielded network capabilities to more than 75 Army, Army Reserve and Army National Guard units. In 2018, as the Army works to standardize its tactical network mission command application software baseline, PEO C3T plans to field upgraded capability to more than 200 units. Our equipment and personnel support overseas operations, including Operation United Assistance, Operation Resolute Support, Operation Inherent Resolve, Europe/Pacific/Africa support operations.

Now, in support of Army readiness and modernization priorities, which call for versatility, mobility and interoperability with joint and coalition partners, we are preparing for the future. PEO C3T is focused on modernizing and improving the Army’s lower tactical internet, upper tactical internet, mission command applications and command posts. Key technology enhancements will remove network complexity, provide resilient protected communications and ensure access to expeditionary and scalable capability that provides users with a common, intuitive experience. We are also executing network cyber defense and providing tools to operate in degraded environments, while also identifying and adapting to malicious threats.

PEO C3T staff supports more than 24 key acquisition programs and efforts with expertise in the areas of computer science, program management, engineering, information technology, security, logistics, contracting, procurement, accounting and budgeting. At any given moment, you can find us at the Soldier’s side, whether in combat training centers and remote within the continental U.S. locations around the world.