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Awards & Recognition

Northrop Grumman is recognized as being one of the best places to work in the world. We’re proud of what we’ve achieved. What follows is Northrop Grumman's Company Awards and Recognition – some recent rankings, honors and awards as determined by third-party evaluators.

Fortune 500

Fortune 500

Number 118, based on revenue – 2016

Fortune Global 500 – Number 494 based on revenue – 2015

Fortune Global Most Admired – 5th in industry
Based on criteria such as management, investment value and employee talent – 2016
Forbes 2000

Forbes 2000

Number 319, based on sales, profits, assets and market value – 2016
Washington Technology

Washington Technology

Top 100 Federal Prime IT Contractors
Number 2, based on IT revenue – 2015
Defense News

Defense News

2015 Top 100 Defense Companies
Number 6, based on revenue in 2014
Defense Systems

Defense Systems

2015 Top 20 Defense Contractors
Number 2, Based on 2014's revenue
Aviation Week

Aviation Week

2015 Top 20 Defense Contractors
Number 2, Based on 2014's revenue

Average 5-Year Ranking of Aerospace & Defense Companies
Number 7 – 2010-2015
Aviation Week's 2016 Laureate Awards

Aviation Week's 2016 Laureate Awards

Finalist in Innovation – 2016 The Northrop Grumman/Naval Air Systems Command team that performed the first autonomous aerial refueling of an unmanned aircraft, the X-47B. The groundbreaking demonstration of autonomously rendezvousing and receiving fuel, will increase the range and capability of future unmanned aircraft.

Finalist in Technology – 2016 Northrop Grumman, for helping make the Northern Edge exercise in June 2015 the largest live, virtual and constructive air-to-air training event ever. Ten different virtual sites interacted with live aircraft and integrated air defense systems in Alaska, linked by the Northrop-developed system.
Bloomberg

Bloomberg

2016 Government Top 200 Federal Industry Leaders Based on total contracts for 2015:
  • Defense Department – Number 5
  • U.S. Air Force – Number 3
  • U.S. Navy – Number 7
  • U.S. Army – Number 5
  • NASA – Number 9
  • Defense Information Systems Agency – Number 4
  • Missile Defense Agency – Number 4
  • Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency – Number 3
Industry Week 1000

Industry Week 1000

Ranking of the world’s largest public manufacturers
Number 117, based on revenue – 2015
Industry Week U.S. 500

Industry Week U.S. 500

Ranking of America's largest public manufacturers
Number 47, based on revenue – 2016
Human Rights Campaign

Human Rights Campaign

Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality – 2016
Top Aerospace and Defense Company
Disability Equality Index (DEI)

Disability Equality Index (DEI)

Best Places to Work – 2016
DEI points are awarded in four major categories: Culture & Leadership, Enterprise-wide Access, Employment Practices, and Community Engagement & Support Services.
Corporate Responsibility Magazine

Corporate Responsibility Magazine

100 Best Corporate Citizens
Number 55, based on companies delivering on their commitments to transparency and accountability – 2016
DiversityBusiness.com

DiversityBusiness.com

America's Top Organizations for Multicultural Business Opportunities
Number 3, based on an online election survey of more than 1,300,000 women and diverse owned businesses – 2016
National Organization on Disability

National Organization on Disability

NOD Leading Disability Employer Seal – 2016

National Association for Female Executives

Top Companies for Executive Women
Top 50, based on female representation, especially the corporate officer and profit-and-loss leadership ranks – 2014
Minority Engineers Magazine

Minority Engineers Magazine

Top 50 Employers
Number 7, Readers' Choice – 2016
Military Friendly Top 100

Military Friendly Top 100

Number 48, Based on the number of veterans hired post 9/11 – 2016

G.I. Jobs Top 50 Military Friendly Employer
Number 35, based on long-term commitment to hiring former military and the presence of special recruitment military programs – 2016
Newsweek Magazine Top Green Companies in the U.S.

Newsweek Magazine Top Green Companies in the U.S.

Number 297 among U.S. companies – 2016
Maplecroft Climate Innovation Index

Maplecroft Climate Innovation Index

Best Performing Companies
Number 30
US Veterans Magazine

US Veterans Magazine

"Best of the Best" Top Veteran-Friendly Companies – 2016
Corporate Responsibility Magazine

Corporate Responsibility Magazine

Most-Improved Corporate Citizens List – 2014
The categories measured are Environment, Climate Change, Human Rights, Employee Relations, Corporate Governance, Philanthropy and Financial.
Diversity Inc. Top 50 Companies for Diversity

Diversity Inc. Top 50 Companies for Diversity

Number 35 overall, based on objective analysis of 183 separate factors, using data from a 300-question survey – 2015

Black Engineer Magazine

One of the top three most admired companies for minority engineers
Hispanic Network Magazine

Hispanic Network Magazine

One of the top 100 corporations providing opportunities for Hispanics

Career Communications Group

2016 Top Corporate and Government Supporters of Historically Black Colleges and Universities Engineering Programs

Workforce Diversity Magazine

Top 50 Employers for Workforce Diversity – 2015 Readers' Choice