MCLEAN, Va., June 30, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has selected Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) as a prime contractor for four categories of an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract that will help improve efficiency and reduce costs of information technology systems and services.

Northrop Grumman is one of 25 companies awarded this IDIQ contract, the Enterprise Acquisition Gateway for Leading Edge Solutions (EAGLE) program. In the "unrestricted track," comprised of large companies, Northrop Grumman's Information Technology (IT) sector will perform work in four functional categories: infrastructure engineering design, development, implementation and integration; operations and maintenance; software development; and management support services. The term of the contract is five years with two one-year option periods.

"We will partner with the DHS by using EAGLE to achieve enterprise efficiency in full life-cycle support of IT applications, systems and services," said Sidney Fuchs, president of Northrop Grumman IT's Civilian Agencies group. "This win marks a significant milestone in our efforts as a leading IT provider to the DHS."

The EAGLE program builds on Northrop Grumman's existing IT-related contracts with the DHS, the Technology Enterprise Automation Management Services, MaxHR, and Homeland Secure Data Network contracts.

"With approximately $1 billion in annual homeland security revenue, Northrop Grumman is a qualified leader and experienced with current large-scale IT programs at the DHS," said Jerry Buckwalter, Northrop Grumman's vice president of Homeland Security. "This contract gives Northrop Grumman another opportunity to provide award-winning service and continue our role supporting the DHS mission and culture."

Work on the contract will be performed in Washington, D.C., and other locations as determined by task order.

Northrop Grumman Corporation is a global defense company headquartered in Los Angeles, Calif. Northrop Grumman provides technologically advanced, innovative products, services and solutions in systems integration, defense electronics, information technology, advanced aircraft, shipbuilding and space technology. With approximately 125,000 employees and operations in all 50 states and 25 countries, Northrop Grumman serves U.S. and international military, government and commercial customers.

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          Northrop Grumman Information Technology
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