General Dynamics C4 Systems Appoints James Norton Vice President of Washington Operations

Norton brings in-depth expertise and leadership in positioning broad defense and product portfolio to homeland security and first responder markets.

May 09, 2012, 10:00 ET from General Dynamics C4 Systems

ARLINGTON, Va., May 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- General Dynamics C4 Systems announced today that James Norton is now vice president of business development at the company's new Washington, D.C., location. General Dynamics C4 Systems is a business unit of General Dynamics (NYSE: GD).

Norton will be responsible for expanding the company's presence in Washington, D.C., and managing engagements with the U.S. Departments of Defense, Homeland Security (DHS), Justice, Transportation and intelligence agencies.  He will lead a team focused on educating agency leaders about the company's diverse portfolio in the defense, homeland security and first responder markets.

Previously serving as a director of government relations for General Dynamics, he was named director of Homeland Security and Federal Strategies for General Dynamics C4 Systems in 2009. Norton's expertise is in understanding the complex nature of homeland security issues such as border control, transportation and cyber security. His government-service credentials include senior-level positions at the Department of Homeland Security from 2003 to 2007, and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), from 2001 to 2003.

Immediately prior to his work at General Dynamics, Norton served as a member of Secretary Michael Chertoff''s senior executive staff at DHS. Norton also served as deputy assistant secretary for legislative affairs for DHS, working on key issues such as the initial rollout of the National Cyber Security Division, Intelligence Reform Act, Katrina Reform Act, Appropriations Acts for Fiscal Years 2005 through 2008 and the Secure Border Initiative.

During his tenure at the EPA, Norton worked closely with lawmakers and staff in the U.S. Congress, state and local governments and individuals in the private sector to draw attention to key agency initiatives.

In addition to his professional responsibilities, Norton is a member of the National Advisory Board of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's InfraGard National Members Alliance (INMA). InfraGard is a public-private partnership of subject matter experts in national security who share information and intelligence to prevent hostile acts against the United States.  Norton is also an adjunct professor with Johns Hopkins University Zanvyl Krieger School of Arts and Sciences in Washington, D.C., where he has been teaching courses relating to Homeland Security and Congress since 2008.

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