McLEAN, Va., Nov. 8, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has been awarded a contract to provide a range of scientific and technical advisory and assistance services to the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) that will support DTRA's mission to reduce the threat from weapons of mass destruction (WMD).

The indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract has a potential value of approximately $375 million over four years to Northrop Grumman's Information Technology (IT) sector.

"Our demonstrated ability to analyze requirements, support strategic planning, and assist in the integration of programs across DTRA will continue to help support our nation's vital interests," said Kent Schneider, president of Northrop Grumman IT's Defense Enterprise Solutions business. "We have held this contract continuously since 1971 and remain committed to DTRA initiatives to combat today's threats while helping build the agency's capabilities and readiness to respond to future threats."

As part of the contract, Northrop Grumman IT will provide advisory and assistance services to DTRA and its supported mission areas in support of research, planning, designing, developing, implementing, integrating, testing, applying and evaluating emerging and mature technologies to reduce the threat from WMD as well as developing and transitioning capabilities to DTRA customers. Supported mission areas include Combat Support, Technology Development, Threat Control, Cooperative Threat Reduction, Chemical and Biological Defense, Business and Support Functions and Advanced Systems and Concepts.

Northrop Grumman expects to increase employment by adding approximately 50 new positions in Arlington, Va.

Work on the program will be done at Arlington, Ft. Belvoir, the Pentagon, and Suffolk, Va.; Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M.; Offutt Air Force Base, Neb.; Peterson Air Force Base, Colo.; MacDill Air Force Base, Fla.; Youngsan, Republic of Korea; Camp Smith, Hawaii; Stuttgart, Germany; Chievres, Belgium; and London, U.K.

Northrop Grumman's teammates on the program include: ALME & Associates, Los Alamos, N.M.; AMA Systems, Inc., Smart Technology, Inc., and The Tauri Group, Alexandria, Va.; ANSER Corporation, Applied Resources, Inc., Bradson Corporation, Khan and Hill, Inc., and System Planning Corporation, Arlington, Va.; Anteon Corporation, Fairfax, Va.; Camber Corporation, and SRS Technologies, Huntsville, Ala.; Computer Sciences Corporation, El Segundo, Calif.; Defense Group, Inc., Washington, D.C.; Kellogg, Brown & Root, Houston; Logistics Management Institute, McLean, Va.; MTC Technologies, Dayton, Ohio; SciTech Services, Inc., Edgewood, Md.; Solid Network Solutions, Freehold, N.J.; SRS Technologies, Huntsville, AL; SYColeman Corporation, New York; Toffler Associates, Manchester, Mass.; and URS Corporation, San Francisco.

Northrop Grumman Information Technology, headquartered in McLean, Va., is a trusted IT leader and premier provider of advanced IT solutions, engineering and business services for government and commercial clients. The company's technological leadership spans such areas as homeland security solutions, health IT solutions, secure wireless, cyber and physical assurance, IT and network infrastructure, managed services, knowledge management, modeling and simulation, and geospatial intelligence solutions.

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