HERNDON, Va., March 7, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has named George Haynes chief information officer for the company's Technical Services sector.

In this position, Haynes is responsible for establishing the strategic direction and leadership of all information-systems and information-technology activities in the Technical Services sector.

"With George's demonstrated leadership experience at Northrop Grumman, I am confident in his ability to streamline processes and establish a strategic direction for the sector's IT initiatives," said James L. Cameron, corporate vice president and president of Northrop Grumman Technical Services.

Haynes joined Northrop Grumman in 1985 and most recently served as information technology program manager at the company's Electronic Systems sector. In this position, he led IT solution deployments, which led to increased productivity and reduced costs for the sector's Aerospace and Government Systems divisions.

Haynes earned a master's degree in business from Loyola College, Baltimore; a master's degree in management information systems from the University of Maryland, College Park; and a bachelor's degree in business administration from Towson State University, Towson, Md.

Northrop Grumman Corporation is a global defense company headquartered in Los Angeles, Calif. Northrop Grumman provides technologically advanced, innovative products, services and solutions in systems integration, defense electronics, information technology, advanced aircraft, shipbuilding and space technology. With approximately 125,000 employees and operations in all 50 states and 25 countries, Northrop Grumman serves U.S. and international military, government and commercial customers.

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