RESTON, Va., Oct. 26, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) recently honored 10 suppliers whose technical innovation and quality products and services have contributed significantly to the success of the company and its customers.

Northrop Grumman's Mission Systems sector celebrated its Third Annual Supplier Excellence Award ceremony Oct. 23 at the Ritz Carlton in Tyson's Corner, Va., by recognizing: All-Ways Metal, Inc., Gardena, Calif.; Beaver Aerospace and Defense, Livonia, Mich.; Boecore, Inc., Colorado Springs, Colo.; COLSA Corporation, Huntsville, Ala.; Dovel Technologies, McLean, Va.; Harris Corporation Defense Communications and Electronics Group, Melbourne, Fla.; Honeywell Technology Solutions, Inc., Columbia, Md.; National Aeronautics and Space Administration Johnson Space Center, Houston, Texas; PKMM, Inc., Oceanport, N.J.; and Sparta, Inc., Lake Forest, Calif.

Both Boecore, Inc., and Sparta, Inc., received two awards from different divisions within the company's Mission Systems sector.

"Northrop Grumman values suppliers whose emphasis on quality and focus on customer success matches our own," said Diane Murray, Northrop Grumman Mission Systems sector vice president of mission assurance and enterprise excellence.

The Supplier Excellence Awards recognize outstanding suppliers in four categories: services suppliers, development suppliers, production suppliers and socio-economic suppliers. The selected suppliers met the highest criteria for delivery, quality, cost and schedule management, and customer satisfaction.

"We are privileged to work with these suppliers and proud to recognize their achievements," said Cynthia Hyland, vice president of contracts, pricing and procurement for Northrop Grumman.

Northrop Grumman Corporation is a $30 billion global defense and technology company whose 120,000 employees provide innovative systems, products, and solutions in information and services, electronics, aerospace and shipbuilding to government and commercial customers worldwide.

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