HERNDON, Va., Dec. 16, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has been selected by the U.S. General Services Administration to provide system engineering and program support for the U.S. Naval Meteorology and Oceanography Command and Naval Oceanographic Office. This technical support will assist in the collection, interpretation and application of global information that keeps U.S. armed forces safe at sea, and during strategic and tactical warfare.

The Meteorological and Oceanographic Information Technology Support task order is valued at $38.9 million over five years to Northrop Grumman's Information Technology (IT) sector.

Under the terms of the contract, Northrop Grumman will provide technical, analytical and administrative support for geospatial and imagery analysis, and system engineering and analysis to the meteorological and oceanographic community's programs and projects.

Work on the contract will be done at the John C. Stennis Space Center, Miss.

Teammates on the contract include Radiance Technologies, Huntsville, Ala., and Avery Island Technologies, Metairie, La.

Northrop Grumman Information Technology, headquartered in Herndon, Va., is a trusted IT leader and premier provider of advanced IT solutions, engineering and business services for government and commercial clients. The company's technological leadership spans such areas as homeland security solutions, secure wireless, cyber and physical assurance, IT and network infrastructure, managed services, knowledge management, modeling and simulation, and geospatial intelligence solutions.

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