RESTON, Va., Feb. 18, 2009 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has been awarded a contract by the Louisiana Department of Social Services (DSS) for information technology (IT) support across the state, providing continuity and adaptability through education and training in an evolving IT environment.

The Louisiana DSS contract is a one-year, $3.79 million contract with two one-year options valued at $3.79 million each. The contract is a renewal of two previous three-year contracts held by the Northrop Grumman Information Systems (IS) sector that included emergency IT services during Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005, and Gustav and Ike in 2008.

"Continuing our relationship with the Louisiana Department of Social Services will provide the residents the highest quality of IT support with no transitional phase; they will not have to worry about what may change," said Alisoun Moore, director of state and local health and human services for Northrop Grumman's IS sector. "Any time a contract is renewed, it gives us a sense of pride in what we are doing, and lets us know that the customer and their customers are pleased with the job we are doing."

Under the terms of the contract Northrop Grumman will provide technical support services to the DSS that includes network, application, operating system, database and security support and administration.

Northrop Grumman's teammate on the contract is Diamond Data Systems, New Orleans. Work on the contract will take place in Baton Rouge and throughout Louisiana.

Northrop Grumman Corporation is a leading global security company whose 120,000 employees provide innovative systems, products, and solutions in aerospace, electronics, information systems, shipbuilding and technical services to government and commercial customers worldwide.

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