RESTON, Va., Nov. 3, 2008 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) recently honored 23 of its top performing suppliers, companies whose technical innovations, quality products and services and outstanding performance significantly benefitted Northrop Grumman and its government and commercial customers.

Northrop Grumman presented two kinds of awards in recognition of supplier excellence in 2008 -- 14 Supplier Excellence Awards and nine Socio-Economic Supplier Excellence Awards -- at the Tysons Corner Ritz-Carlton, McLean, Va., on Oct. 30. Socio-Economic Awards are presented exclusively to small business suppliers who qualify under recognized socio-economic categories. All 23 suppliers met the highest criteria for delivery, quality, cost and schedule management and customer satisfaction.

"Northrop Grumman endeavors to always provide the highest quality products and services to our customers so that they can succeed in their missions. When our suppliers meet or exceed Northrop Grumman's expectations, we can do the same for our customers," said Cynthia Hyland, Northrop Grumman Mission Systems sector vice president of contracts, pricing and procurement.

Supplier Excellence Award recipients include: Aeronix Inc., Melbourne, Fla.; Applied Research and Engineering Sciences (ARES) Corporation, Albuquerque, N.M.; Buccaneer Computer Systems and Service, Inc., Warrenton, Va.; CDM Electronics Inc., Turnersville, N.J.; Cutlass Systems Engineering, Laurel, Md.; Data Systems and Technology Inc., Reston, Va.; Embark Software Development, Huntsville, Ala.; Engineering/Documentation Systems Inc. (EDSI), Corona, Calif.; Genco Engineering Services Inc., Millersville, Md.; Harris Corporation Government Communication Systems Division, Melbourne, Fla.; IBM Corporation, Armonk, N.Y.; Bombardier Flight Test Center, Wichita, Kan.; Systems Engineering Associates Corporation (SEA CORP), Middletown, R.I.; and Telcordia Technologies Inc., Piscataway, N.J.

Socio-Economic Supplier Excellence Award recipients are: Academy Solutions Group LLC, Clarksville, Md.; Boecore Inc., Colorado Springs, Colo.; CollabraSpace Inc., Annapolis, Md.; Decision Technologies Inc., Arlington, Va.; Hales Engineering Inc., Camarillo, Calif.; L&T Precision Metal Corp., Poway, Calif.; Obsidian Software Inc., Austin, Texas; TestPros Inc., Reston, Va.; and Unlimited Innovations Inc., Anaheim Hills, Calif.

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.

  CONTACT:  George I. Seffers
          Northrop Grumman Mission Systems
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