Rear Adm. Nancy Norton Named DISA Vice Director

Nancy Norton

Rear Adm. Nancy Norton, former U.S. Navy director of warfare integration for information warfare, has been named vice director of the Defense Information Systems Agency.

DISA said Norton will help manage the agency’s more than 8,000 personnel and $11 billion annual budget in her new position.

Norton noted her top priorities as DISA vice director are to ensure the Defense Department‘s lethality; establish a maneuverable and mobile joint network; and develop an agile workforce that can meet warfighters’ needs.

She has served in various afloat and onshore assignments at the Navy, with a focus on information warfare.

Norton’s previous roles include director of the command, control, communications and cyber directorate at the U.S. Pacific Command; executive assistant to the chief of naval operations; and deputy director for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities at the office of the deputy CNO for information dominance.

She also served as a command, control, communications, computers and intelligence officer aboard USS Enterprise supporting Operation Enduring Freedom, as well as on the staff of the Naval Forces Europe commander and U.S. 6th Fleet commander.

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