Matthew R. Norton

Senior Manager

Mr. Norton joined Metron in 2008 and became a Senior Analyst in the Operations Analysis and Simulation Sciences Group in 2010.  Mr. Norton is the Technical Lead for the OPNAV N2N6 Portfolio Health Assessments, which have evaluated various Navy mission architectures’ support to Information Dominance. In conjunction with a team of Warfare Area Subject Matter Experts (SME), he conducted system-of-systems analysis of various candidate C3 architectures and their ability to support transmission and receipt of mission critical Intelligence and Command and Control data. He identified shortfalls within each candidate architecture and proposed potential mitigations to include alternative communications technologies. He presented the key findings and recommendations to senior SPAWAR Flag- and SES-level leadership and the results of the PHA have been briefed to Three- and Four-Star leadership across the Navy, to include the Chief of Naval Operations. In addition, he was the analysis lead for the N2/N6 PB12 ISR Baseline study, led the development of Technical Baselines for 20 platforms and directed the research effort to review system, tactics, policy, and CONOPS documentation. He coordinated vetting of the baselines with SPAWAR and NAVAIR program offices to identify gaps.

Mr. Norton has also Study Technical Lead a series of SPAWAR CHENG-sponsored Cloud Computing studies, which evaluated the mission impact of and helped define requirements for the Navy’s implementation of cloud computing technologies. The results of these studies were briefed to the SPAWAR CHENG and Technical Directors within PEO C4I and were used by PMW 160 in the development of the PEO C4I Navy Tactical Cloud (NTC) Reference Architecture (RA). He also led a quick-turn analysis of USN CDL capability that resulted in a CNO memo directing OPNAV to develop a solution.

Prior to joining Metron, Mr. Norton worked for other Government agencies and at the NAVSEA Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division as a mechanical engineer involved in the design, analysis, and testing of low-observable systems, equipment, and ship designs for the DDG-51 Flt IIA, PC-14, MPF-F, and LHA(R) programs.  He also planned, executed and assisted in full-scale radar cross section measurements of shipboard systems including the WSC-6(V)9, COBLU and SPQ-9B antennas.


  • Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering, North Carolina State University, 1999 
  • Master of Science, Engineering Management, The George Washington University, 2008