Matthew R. Norton

Director, ORCA

Mr. Norton joined Metron in 2008 and became a Senior Analyst in the Operations Analysis and Simulation Sciences Group in 2010 and was promoted to Director in 2016.  Mr. Norton is the Technical Lead for the OPNAV N2N6 Portfolio Health Assessments, which have evaluated various Navy mission architectures’ support to Information Dominance. He is also the Technical Lead for the development of the OPNAV N2N6 Naval ISR Reference Architecture. 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 and DoD, to include the Chief of Naval Operations.

Mr. Norton has also served as Technical Study Lead on a series of OPNAV N81 assessments examining a range of C4ISR and cloud computing issues including the FY12 OPNAV N81F Demand for Processing and Storage from Distributed Netted Sensors (DNS) Study, the FY11 N81F Automated vice Man-in-the-Loop (AvMITL) study and the FY10 N81F Analysis of C5ISR Seams study.

From 2004 to 2008, Mr. Norton analyzed foreign weapons development, weapons proliferation and emerging technologies by applying scientific and technical knowledge to complex intelligence problems. His duties included providing oral and written technical assessments to senior policy makers.

From 1999 to 2004, Mr. Norton worked 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.


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