HERNDON, Va., Oct. 23, 2008 -- The Defense Energy Support Center (DESC) has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) a task order to provide support for the Facilities Energy Program and for the privatization of electric, gas, water and wastewater systems at U.S. Air Force, Army and Defense Logistics Agency installations all over the United States including Alaska and Hawaii.

The time and materials task order is valued at approximately $10 million over the base year plus three option years.

Northrop Grumman is responsible for supporting all phases of the Facilities Energy Program and for privatization including process development, project planning, negotiation and award of final delivery order, and performance-period administration.

"Northrop Grumman looks forward to working with our customers at locations around the nation to ensure the energy savings performance contracts and privatization of government utility systems occur expeditiously and seamlessly," said Randy Pearson, Northrop Grumman Technical Service sector's program manager for the task order. "Through energy savings performance contracts and privatization of utilities, our customer will reap the benefits of savings gained through energy-efficient and cost-effective operations."

Northrop Grumman Corporation is a 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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          Northrop Grumman Technical Services
          (703) 713-4488

          Leah Smith
          Northrop Grumman Technical Services 
          (703) 713-4616