MCLEAN, Va., Aug. 12, 2010 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has been awarded the A-Mod Mission Service Bus (MSB) Framework (AMBER) contract by the Department of Defense to provide software and system support services to aid in the agency's analytic modernization effort.

The AMBER award is for a base year with an option for four additional years for a total potential value in excess of $400 million.

The Northrop Grumman team brings together both large and small business partners who understand and will assist in development, service, and provision of the MSB to deliver enabling functionality to the analytic workforce and developers and provide services across A-Mod. AMBER support will be provided in Columbia, Md.

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. Please visit for more information.

  CONTACT:  Megan Mitchell
          Northrop Grumman Information Systems
          (703) 556-1657