MCLEAN, Va., July 9, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has been selected as a recipient of a U.S. Department of Justice award for 2006 small business subcontracting accomplishments.

Northrop Grumman's Information Technology (IT) sector received the award from the Department of Justice Office of Small and Disadvantaged Business Utilization (OSDBU). The OSDBU aims to foster the use of small business through programs and contracting opportunities within the Department of Justice.

"Northrop Grumman has built strong relationships with its small business partners, and we value the important role they play in providing advanced technology solutions and capabilities to our customers," said Linda Mills, president of Northrop Grumman IT's Civilian Agencies group. "The success of small business owners is an essential part of our business operations, and is vital to our nation's economic growth and prosperity."

Northrop Grumman is committed to providing a fair and competitive environment for all small, minority-owned and woman-owned businesses. Through Northrop Grumman's Socio-Economic Business program, the company offers many opportunities for diverse contractors to connect with Northrop Grumman representatives.

Northrop Grumman Corporation is a $30 billion 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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          Northrop Grumman Information Technology
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