U.S. Navy Vice Adm. Nancy Norton has assumed her new roles as director of the Defense Information Systems Agency and commander of the Joint Force Headquarters-Department of Defense Information Network.
She succeeds U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Alan Lynn, who retired from military after a 38-year career, DISA said Thursday.
Norton, a 2018 Wash100 recipient, will lead DISA’s global organization of military, civilian and contractor personnel who help build and manage joint, interoperable, command and control systems as well as a global enterprise infrastructure.
She will also oversee and synchronize defensive cyberspace functions across the Defense Department in her commander position.
JFHQ-DoDIN is a component of the U.S. Cyber Command and reached full operational capability status Jan. 31.