HERNDON, Va., June 13, 2001 (PRIMEZONE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has received a 30-month, $28.5 million contract to provide electronic benefit transfer (EBT) services to the State of Illinois Department of Human Services. This activity will be performed by Logicon Inc., the company's information technology (IT) sector, and is the first major IT services contract for Logicon with the state.

Beginning this month, Logicon will provide data processing, overall coordination and program management of EBT services for the State of Illinois' food stamp program and five cash assistance programs. Currently, the system handles approximately 450,000 cases per month across all assistance programs.

Under the EBT program, eligible Illinois residents receive a debit card that can be used to purchase groceries from more than 7,000 retailers across the state. They can also use the card to obtain cash benefits from either selected retailers or automated teller machines.

"The Illinois EBT program represents a major opportunity for Logicon," said Gregg Donley, president, Logicon Operations & Services. "First, we will apply expertise gained from our EBT program with the State of Texas Department of Human Services, the largest system of its type in the nation, to the Illinois program. Second, the Illinois contract represents a major expansion of our state and local IT business."

Logicon's work on the Illinois program will be performed at its data center in Austin, Texas, and is scheduled to run through October 2003.

Logicon is a premier provider of advanced information technology solutions, engineering and business services for government and commercial clients. Headquartered in Herndon, Logicon's expertise spans such areas as information systems integration; command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR); enterprise hardware and software solutions; training and simulation; base and range support; signals intelligence; space systems; health informatics; and specialized scientific, engineering and technical services.

Northrop Grumman Corporation is a $15 billion, global aerospace and defense company with its worldwide headquarters in Los Angeles. Northrop Grumman provides technologically advanced, innovative products, services and solutions in defense and commercial electronics, systems integration, information technology and non-nuclear shipbuilding and systems. With 80,000 employees and operations in 44 states and 25 countries, Northrop Grumman serves U.S. and international military, government and commercial customers.

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