HERNDON, Va., Dec. 6, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- The U.S. Department of Justice has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (IDIQ) contract to provide information technology services that will help the department improve its operations.

As part of the contract, Northrop Grumman will provide a full range of information technology (IT) support services, which span the entire systems-development life cycle. Tasks include joint applications development, cost-benefit analysis, business process re-engineering, systems and information engineering, systems and database design, systems development and testing, systems enhancement, support and maintenance, user training, web development, information security, telecommunications systems, networking, data warehousing and data mining, information systems, and other IT services.

Northrop Grumman's Information Technology sector and 11 other companies will compete for task orders valued up to $980 million. This IDIQ contract has one base year and six one-year options with an option to extend to an additional five months after the sixth option year.

"We bring innovation to this contract by focusing on best-of-breed solutions and striving to help the Justice Department improve its processes," said Wood Parker, president of Northrop Grumman IT's Federal Enterprise Solutions business unit. "This contract will provide the department with the full scope of information technology and related support services ranging from integrated systems design and implementation, to help desk and telecommunications support."

Work on the contract will be performed in Washington, D.C. and other department locations.

Northrop Grumman's teammates include Buchanan & Edwards, Alexandria, Va.; Computer Applications Specialists, Inc., Laurel, Md.; Computer Business Methods, Inc., Fairfax, Va.; Grant Thornton LLP, Alexandria, Va.; Information Management Consultants, Inc., Reston, Va.; Kadix Systems, LLC; Software Performance Systems, Inc., Falls Church, Va.; Centuria Corporation, Sterling, Va.; and NucoreVision, Inc., Washington, D.C.

Northrop Grumman Information Technology, headquartered in Herndon, 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, 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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