RESTON, Va., April 6, 2009 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) was one of four companies selected to receive a contract to provide radio frequency identification (RFID) hardware, software, and engineering services to the U.S. Department of Defense under the RFID III contract, providing increased network functionality, visibility, and security control.

RFID III is a multiple award, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract with a $429 million ceiling available for task order awards. Work on the contract will be conducted over a three-year base period with up to seven, one-year option years.

Under the terms of the contract, Northrop Grumman's Information Systems sector will supply active RFID tags, readers, mobile kits, software, and the technical engineering services to implement this technology. The terms also include providing the hardware, maintenance, design, development, integration, deployment, training, and data management of the tags.

"Northrop Grumman has more than ten years of experience providing RFID solutions to government customers," said Tom Shelman, vice president and general manager of Northrop Grumman Information Systems' Civil Systems division. "This win is a tribute to our excellent record of integrating legacy systems with new RFID technologies."

Work on the contract will take place primarily in Williamsburg, Va., with additional services conducted at government facilities worldwide. Northrop Grumman's teammates include Evigia Systems, Inc., Ann Arbor, Mich.; Onyx Government Services, Inc., Manassas, Va.; CYTEC Software Systems, Inc.; and XIO Strategies Inc., Vienna, Va.

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

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          Northrop Grumman Information Systems
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          Northrop Grumman Information Systems
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