HERNDON, Va., May 1, 2001 (PRIMEZONE) -- Logicon FDC, a Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) company, announced today that it has earned Cisco Systems Inc.'s Advanced Security Specialization in the United States.

To achieve this designation, Logicon FDC, part of Logicon Inc., Northrop Grumman's information technology (IT) sector, has completed a focused effort to increase its level of Cisco sales and support capabilities. The Cisco Channel Specialization Program ensures that Logicon FDC has the resources to sell, design, deploy and support Cisco advanced security solutions.

"The Cisco Channel Specialization Program is one way in which we can enable our partners to offer the latest in a variety of technologies, and network security is a crucial one," said Scott Spehar, Cisco area vice president. "This specialization assures the customer that the partner's qualifications have been fully evaluated and that the partner has the expertise and ability to implement Cisco's security solutions, both from a hardware and services perspective."

Cisco's Advanced Security Specialization signifies that Logicon FDC has met rigorous Cisco certified personnel levels, including experts in sales, design and networking, in addition to meeting stringent lab and support requirements. Under this designation, Logicon FDC also provides 24-7 worldwide phone support, one-hour callback for problem response and four-hour on-site response service.

"This recognition confirms Logicon FDC's capabilities in providing strong security solutions to the federal marketplace," said Rene LaVigne, president-Logicon FDC. "It corroborates our strength in networking security, one of our core areas of expertise, and helps show our customers the degree to which our sales reps and engineers excel in this forum."

In addition to this most recent specialization, Logicon FDC is the only Cisco Systems Gold Certified Partner working exclusively with the federal government. As a Cisco Gold Certified Partner, Logicon FDC demonstrates the highest level of product knowledge, technical expertise and service capabilities for its customers. Logicon FDC provides Cisco networking products and services with a focus on multiservice networking, enterprise management and security services.

Logicon FDC has a large staff of certified technical professionals, including Cisco Certified Internetworking Experts who are qualified to design, configure, install, troubleshoot and optimize every aspect of network installation. In addition to achieving Cisco's Advanced Security Specialization, Logicon FDC also holds Cisco's IP/Telephony Specialization and Voice Access Specialization.

Cisco Systems Inc. (Nasdaq:CSCO) is the worldwide leader in networking for the Internet. News and information are available at the Cisco press room at www.cisco.com .

Logicon FDC is the premier federal government provider of comprehensive Internet and infrastructure solutions in the areas of multiservice networking and security, data storage, service management, enterprise software and high-end computing systems. The company delivers complete IT solutions by building superior partnerships with leading IT manufacturers and bridging them with superior professional services. By bringing together strong partnerships with expert knowledge, Logicon FDC builds unique solutions to meet customers' needs.

Logicon Inc., headquartered in Herndon, is a leader in advanced information technologies, products, systems and services. Areas of expertise include command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR); enterprise hardware and software solutions; information systems; training and simulation; science and technology; base and range support; and commercial information services.

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