MCLEAN, Va., Oct. 17, 2008 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has been awarded a contract by the Arkansas Department of Human Services (DHS), to provide information technology (IT) systems support for human services applications. These applications include the children's reporting and information system; the Arkansas network system for welfare, eligibility, and reporting; and the developmental disabilities services system, among others.

The Arkansas ISS is a one-year, $13 million contract with six, one-year options valued at approximately $13 million each.

"Continuing our longstanding relationship with the Arkansas DHS provides the continuity that the agencies expect, and allows them to provide the service that their customers deserve," said Alisoun Moore, Northrop Grumman IT's director of health and human services. "This win comes as a result of our employees' hard work to exceed customer expectations."

Under the terms of the contract, Northrop Grumman's Information Technology sector will provide the Arkansas DHS with information systems support for 15 DHS offices and divisions and more than 7,500 DHS employees providing a wide range of welfare, child support, and other human services for Arkansas citizens.

The program includes re-engineering and maintenance of the major DHS legacy systems and applications, strategic technology planning, system enhancements, network support, and development of data warehouse and decision support systems to allow for more effective delivery of critical DHS services.

Work on the contract will take place in Little Rock, Ark.

Northrop Grumman Corporation is a global defense and technology company whose 120,000 employees provide innovative systems, products, and solutions in information and services, electronics, aerospace and shipbuilding to government and commercial customers worldwide.

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