Vice Adm. Nancy Norton Starts DISA, JFHQ-DODIN Leadership Roles

Nancy Norton

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.

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