MCLEAN, Va., March 27, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) a contract to provide technical and training support for software maintenance that will simplify records management and provide added security for more than 8,000 users at 63 sites worldwide.

As part of the contract, Northrop Grumman's Information Technology (IT) sector will provide its e.POWER software and Electronic Document Workflow (EDW) application to help the Defense Contract Management Agency effectively manage Defense Department contracts. Combined, e.POWER and EDW provide simple, efficient and secure methods to handle data and simplify business process management by automating processes, eliminating paperwork and enhancing document storage capacity.

"Northrop Grumman's e.POWER software will provide a high level of efficiency in the management of contract folders," said Linda Mills, president of Northrop Grumman IT's Civilian Agencies group. "e.POWER will also enhance the accuracy and quality of the agency's software applications, reduce operating costs and eliminate administrative delays."

Work on the contract will be performed in Boston, Mass., and Chantilly, Va.

Northrop Grumman Corporation is a $30 billion global defense and technology company whose 122,000 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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          Northrop Grumman Information Technology
          (703) 556-2736

          Jeff Orschel
          Northrop Grumman Information Technology
          (703) 556-2737