History of ISEC

In 1968 the U.S. Army Communications Engineering and Installation Agency (USACEIA) was activated. It's primary functions were radio propagation, installation, and construction. In 1970 it was given the added mission of responsibility of telecommunications engineering and evaluation and redesignated as the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Engineering Installation Agency (USACEEIA).

On 15 May 1984, the United States Army Communications Command (USACC), a major command (MACOM) of the U.S. Army, was redesignated the United States Army Information Systems Command (USAISC). It was given the mission to manage the Information Mission Area (IMA), which was to place the responsibility for all areas of information management within the U.S. Army under one command. On the same date, the U.S. Army Computer Systems Command (USACSC), a field operating activity of the Headquarters, Department of the Army Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations-Command, Control, Communications, and Computers (C4), located at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, was transferred to the USAISC as a major subordinate command (MSC). Both of these actions were authorized by Department of the Army General Order No. 26, dated 25 July 84.

On 1 October 1984, the USACSC was redesignated the U.S. Army Information Systems Software Support Command (USAISSSC) by USAISC Permanent Orders 42-1, dated 14 September 1984. Nine months later, the USAISSSC was redesignated the U.S. Army Information Systems Engineering Command (USAISEC) by USAISC Permanent Order 79-1, dated 1 July 85, and has retained this designation to the present day.

The U.S. Army Communication Systems Agency (USACSA) at Fort Monmouth, New Jersey, which had been established in 1967, was redesignated the U.S. Army Information Systems Management Agency (USAISMA) on 1 October 1984. On 1 July 1986, the USAISMA was merged with USAISEC and the combined organization retained the USAISEC name. The Commander of USAISMA became the Deputy Commander of USAISEC at the same time with duty station at Fort Monmouth. On 1 October 1987, the USAISEC Headquarters moved from Fort Belvoir, Virginia, to Fort Huachuca, Arizona, where it was collocated in Greely Hall with USAISC.

As a result of the changes associated with the Signal Organization and Mission Alignment (SOMA) process, USAISEC was realigned as a subordinate command of the U.S. Army Communications-Electronics Command (USACECOM) as of 1 October 1996. (USACECOM is a MSC of the U.S. Army Materiel Command (USAMC)).

Although USAISEC has undergone a great deal of turbulence during its history because of reorganizations and the move, it has continued to accomplish its mission to provide the full spectrum of information systems engineering support to the entire U.S. Army. Its history may be short, but USAISEC's accomplishments are many and it has met the challenges all around the world for its supported customer organization.

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U.S. Army Information Systems Engineering Command
Fort Huachuca, AZ 85613-5300