HERNDON, Va., Aug. 20, 2001 (PRIMEZONE) -- Logicon Inc., a Northrop Grumman (NYSE:NOC) company, announced today that its Logicon FDC unit has been selected for NASA's Scientific and Engineering Workstation Procurement III (SEWP III) contract. Logicon was selected for two classes of the contract, Class 11 (high-end networking devices) and Class 13 (mass storage devices).

NASA said the multiple award, indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract has a maximum value of $4 billion. Logicon estimates that the value of SEWP III to the company will be $160 million in the first year and $800 million to $900 million over the five-year term of the contract.

The awards enable Logicon FDC to provide networking and storage solutions in an open and distributed computer environment to all federal government agencies and their associated contractors for the next five years.

"The award of both the networking and storage classes of the SEWP III contract is a major victory for us," said Rene LaVigne, president-Logicon FDC. "Our successful storage practice is in large part attributable to our success with the SEWP II contract, and the addition of the networking technology class recognizes another core competency that we've developed over the past six years.

"Storage and networking are two of the hottest fields in IT and SEWP III affirms our ability to meet the federal government's strategic needs in these two linchpin technologies," Mr. LaVigne said.

NASA SEWP III is the third generation of this government-wide acquisition contract. Under this program, Logicon FDC offers products from 152 vendors and more than 58,000 contract line item numbers for both classes.

Logicon FDC brings seven years of SEWP contract experience to the program as a previous solutions provider on both SEWP and SEWP II for storage devices. Work on the SEWP III program will be performed in Greenbelt, Md.

Logicon FDC is the premier federal government provider of comprehensive Internet and infrastructure solutions in the areas of multiservice networking and security, data storage, IT service management, enterprise software and high-end computing systems.

Logicon Inc., a subsidiary of Northrop Grumman Corporation, is a premier provider of advanced IT 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.

LEARN MORE ABOUT US: Information specific to Logicon Inc. is available at: http://www.logicon.com . Information specific to Logicon FDC is available at: http://www.feddata.com .

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