CHANTILLY, Va., June 17, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) will officially open its new facility in Chantilly today as part of the company's information technology (IT) business expansion to add capacity to better serve defense and national security customers.

The ceremony will be held at 11:00 a.m. EDT at the Westfields campus of Northrop Grumman's IT sector, 4807 Stonecroft Boulevard in Chantilly, Va.

Highlighting the occasion will be remarks from Wood Parker, president of Northrop Grumman IT's Intelligence group (TASC) and Evan Hineman, former TASC, Inc. president.

Northrop Grumman has also achieved Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System certification at the silver level for this facility. The LEED Green Building Rating System, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council, provides a suite of standards for environmentally sustainable construction.

"Northrop Grumman and its partners in design and construction have taken exceptional measures to reduce environmental impact; create an energy efficient facility; reduce water usage; and develop a healthy and productive place for our employees to work," said Parker. "We are proud to have achieved this silver LEED certification."

As part of the U.S. Green Building Council evaluation, the Northrop Grumman building was evaluated on the following criteria: sustainable site; water efficiency; energy and atmosphere; materials and resources; indoor environmental quality; and innovation and design.

This fourth and final Northrop Grumman Westfields facility has five stories and is approximately 112,000 square feet. The facility houses approximately 350 Northrop Grumman employees providing core IT services such as advanced systems engineering and integration services and solutions to the national security community.

"This campus helps facilitate Northrop Grumman's growth by enabling us to consolidate and co-locate teams, house additional office space to support contract awards and allow for future growth," Parker added.

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 Information Technology
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