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Nancy Norton

Vice Adm. Nancy Norton became the first woman, and only the second Navy flag officer, selected as the director of the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). Commissioned in 1987 through OCS, Norton served as the director, command, control, communications and cyber Directorate, U.S. Pacific Command; director of Warfare Integration for Information Warfare (OPNAV N2N6F); vice director, Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA); and from 2018 to 2021 as director, DISA and commander, Joint Force Headquarters Department of Defense Information Network (JFHQ-DODIN). She served as a fellow on CNO’s Strategic Studies Group and is a recipient of a Navy League Award; a Young AFCEAN Award; the Copernicus Award; and the National Security Agency’s Frank B. Rowlett Award for personal achievement in information security. Norton retired from the Navy in 2021 after 34 years of service.

Last Updated: 29 March 2023



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