The C4ISR Division is comprised of two committees: C4 and Intel. The focus of the two committees is on OSD and Defense Intelligence at the Operational and Tactical Levels as follows:
C4 Committee provides a forum for industry and government to address:
-secure information sharing environment
-trusted information networks and collaboration among those involved
-joint network operations
-data strategy and data movement architectures
-enhanced knowledge management and decision support systems
-actionable situation awareness
Intelligence Committee provides a forum for industry and government to address:
-intelligence collection and analysis
-MASINT programs and delivery systems
-SIGINT and imagery (video) collection and dissemination
-INTEL Fusion Centers
During his more than 30-year Army career, BG Daniel P. Hughes, USA, has united people, process¬es and technology to deliver superior support to U.S. Soldiers.
As the Program Executive Officer for Command, Control and Communications-Tactical (PEO C3T), BG Hughes guides a workforce of more than 1,700 personnel who execute an annual budget of more than $3 billion. The dedicated PEO C3T team acquires, fields and supports the networked mission command solutions that bring technological dominance to present and future Soldiers.
BG Hughes’ more than 21 years of acquisition experience includes extensive expertise with the Army’s network and mission command portfolio. In the early 2000s, he served as the Product Manager for Fire Support, leading the Ad¬vanced Field Artillery Tactical Data System (AFATDS) through two Army Digital Capstone Exercises, two operational tests and a deployment to Kuwait, Iraq and Afghanistan. In 2005, he assumed the charter for the Joint Tactical Radio System (JTRS) Ground Domain, where he was responsible for the development of the Army’s next-generation, software-defined radios that deliver the tactical network to the Soldier, including the Handheld, Manpack, Small Form Fit (HMS) program. Today, HMS radios are deployed to Afghanistan, where they are providing mobile network access to dismount-ed Soldiers and enhancing situational awareness across the Brigade Combat Team (BCT) formation.
In 2011, BG Hughes was assigned as the Director of System of Systems Integration (SoSI), Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology (ASA(ALT)). He oversaw ASA(ALT) involvement in the Network Integra¬tion Evaluations (NIEs), the Army’s groundbreaking new process to integrate network technologies across the BCT, and accelerate and improve the way these technologies are delivered to Soldiers. In his role at SoSI, BG Hughes worked with the Army test, training and doctrine and acquisition communities, as well as with industry partners, to grow the NIE from concept to reality and to standardize the NIE process for maximum efficiency and effectiveness. In his role at SoSI, BG Hughes also applied lessons learned from the NIEs to lead the successful fielding of the Capability Set 13 communica¬tions network, which the deployed Soldiers of the 10th Mountain Division have termed their “digital guardian angel.”
Following his tenure at SoSI, BG Hughes served a dual assignment as Deputy Commanding General of the Army’s Re¬search, Development and Engineering Command and Commanding General of Natick Soldier Systems Center, responsi¬ble for researching, developing, fielding, and managing food, clothing, shelters, airdrop systems and Soldier support items.
BG Hughes earned his commission in the U.S. Army Field Artillery branch through the Reserve Officer Training Corps program at the University of Texas at Arlington in 1983. In the early 1990s he served in Operations Desert Shield and Storm as the Fire Direction Officer of the 75th FA Brigade, XVIII Airborne Corps and VII Corps. Following Desert Storm, BG Hughes was assigned to the Army Acquisition Corps and served in numerous positions including as a Communica¬tions Systems Engineer on the MILSTAR Satellite Program, Deputy System Engineer on the PATRIOT Missile Project, Assistant Product Manager Deep Strike for the Project Office, Field Artillery Tactical Data Systems, and as Product Director of the Balkan Digitization and Blue Force Tracking, Bosnia-Herzegovina.
BG Hughes earned a master of business administration degree from Oklahoma City University and a master of science degree in National Resource Strategy from the National Defense University. He is also a graduate of the Field Artillery Officer Basic and Advanced Courses, the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College and the Industrial College of the Armed Forces.
BG Hughes' military awards and decorations include the Defense Superior Service Medal Legion of Merit, Bronze Star, Meri-torious Service Medal (with three Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Commendation Medal (with two Oak Leaf Clusters), Army Achievement Medal (with Oak Leaf Cluster), the Air Force Achievement Medal, Air Force Space and Missile Badge and Office of the Secretary of Defense Identification Badge. BG Hughes is married with two grown children.