RESTON and HERNDON, Va., Nov. 17, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has again been selected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to provide advanced information technology and public health informatics solutions and services to support the CDC's public health mission and research activities.

Under the new indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract, valued at up to $501 million over seven years, Northrop Grumman will continue to serve the Atlanta-based CDC including the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry and potentially serve other agencies of the Department of Health and Human Services. The company will perform in a variety of technology areas to support enterprise-wide IT initiatives and the advancement and integration of mission critical application systems that collect, process and disseminate information to improve the health of the nation.

Northrop Grumman will manage the contract from its facilities in Atlanta, which have been recently upgraded to support CDC's expanding role in bioterrorism preparedness and response, and global health issues.

Northrop Grumman, one of the nation's largest and most experienced providers of public health informatics solutions and services, has served the CDC and its public health partners for eight years, nationally and internationally.

"This award continues a long-term partnership with the CDC, which has been a source of great pride for Northrop Grumman and our people. We look forward to continuing to play an important role in the agency's future initiatives that will shape public health over the next decade," said Wood Parker, vice president and general manager of Northrop Grumman's Global Information Technology Division.

This contract was one of two information technology awards announced by CDC. The company will compete for future task orders.

Northrop Grumman's small business subcontractors include Business Computer Applications, Inc., Duluth, Ga.; The Ginn Group, Inc., Atlanta, Ga.; The Kevric Company, Inc., Silver Spring, Md.; Emergint Technologies, Inc., Louisville, Ky. and Nova Research Co., Bethesda, Md.

Most Northrop Grumman employees and subcontractors who support the CDC contract work from various CDC sites in Atlanta or the Northrop Grumman office located near the CDC in northeast Atlanta. Northrop Grumman also provides on-site support in Washington, D.C.; Fort Collins, Colo.; Hyattsville, Md.; India and Africa.

The CDC is recognized as the lead federal agency for protecting the health and safety of people -- at home and abroad -- providing credible information to enhance health decisions and promoting health through strategic partnerships. They are the national focal point for developing and applying disease prevention and control, environmental health and health promotion and education activities designed to improve the health of the people of the United States.

Northrop Grumman Corporation is a $25 billion 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 120,000 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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