The C4i directorate is the IDF’s elite technological unit. The main activity of the C4i directorate is to provide commanders in the field with the technology that they need in order to manage a combat situation in the best possible way. The directorate’s main objectives are to initiate, develop, exploit and strengthen the IDF’s technological integration system. The head of the C4i Directorate is Major General Lior Carmeli.

In the last two decades, in light of the advancements in technology, the directorate has become a center and a leader. It is responsible for all the contacts, computers and communications of IDF forces on the battlefield. It is also responsible for all cyber defense in the IDF. The Cyber Defense Unit regularly holds hackathons in order to challenge themselves and improve their skills.

This branch is subordinate to the Chief of Staff and works in collaboration with the Operations Branch.