REDONDO BEACH, Calif., March 7, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has appointed Martin (Marty) Melnick as Internal Information Systems vice president and chief information officer, Space Technology sector.

In this role, Melnick reports to Thomas W. Shelman, vice president and chief information officer for Northrop Grumman, and to Wesley G. Bush, Northrop Grumman Space Technology sector president. His responsibilities include establishing the strategic direction for information technology and leading all information systems and technology activities within Space Technology.

Melnick has more than 30 years' experience with TRW in the design and production of payload and spacecraft systems. During his career, he managed a number of major satellite and payload programs including the Defense Support Program and a number of classified projects.

In addition, Melnick served as the vice president and general manager of the former TRW Telecommunications Programs Division. Most recently, he was the vice president of e-Enterprise, where he directed Space Technology's information systems infrastructure, business-critical applications and e-Business initiatives.

Marty earned his bachelor's and master's degrees in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in Cambridge, Mass. He is also a graduate of the executive management program as UCLA Anderson School of Business in Los Angeles, Calif.

Northrop Grumman Space Technology, headquartered in Redondo Beach, Calif., is a world leader in advanced space systems, missile defense and integrated avionics.

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