Nancy Norton

Director, Defense Information Systems Agency

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Nancy Norton

Director, Defense Information Systems Agency; Commander, FHQ-DODIN

Nancy Norton is the first female director of DISA. As such, she places a huge emphasis on bringing a diversity of thought and perspective to her workforce — in fact, she demands it. She recently said she and her peers in the Pentagon have an important role to play in that process. “We really do need to not just be a diverse workforce, but we need to demand that that diversity of opinion and diversity of perspective is actually listened to,” Norton said. “Having a diverse group of people in the room that aren’t enabled to actually say anything or contribute to the dialogue isn’t real diversity. We have to encourage them to speak up and talk about different kinds of perspectives, different choices than what you would necessarily have.”

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