CHANTILLY, Va., Sept. 14, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) will showcase its broadband wireless network for New York City next week at the Commonwealth of Virginia's Innovative Technology Symposium (COVITS) 2007 conference.

COVITS will be held Sept. 16-18 at the Westfields Marriott and Conference Center.

Northrop Grumman is building a citywide mobile wireless network for broadband public safety and public service applications throughout New York City's five boroughs. The company will demonstrate this solution, which is the most comprehensive network of its kind, offering advanced data and video applications for first responders.

As a systems integrator, Northrop Grumman has many years of experience delivering information technology services and solutions across federal, state and local governments, and is a leading provider of highly secure wired and wireless networks. The company brings this experience to bear in delivering critical elements of comprehensive public safety wireless solutions.

On Monday, Sept. 17 at 11:00 a.m., Northrop Grumman's Ryan Walters, director of Security Solutions for the Commercial, State and Local group, will participate in the panel discussion titled, "IT Security - VITA Partnership Opportunities in Disaster Recovery, Data Security." This session will highlight the Virginia Information Technologies Agency/Northrop Grumman IT Infrastructure partnership services available to local and governmental entities to safeguard sensitive data.

At 2:00 p.m. on Monday, Northrop Grumman's Lori Horton, director of Strategic Initiatives for the Commercial, State and Local group, will also serve on the panel titled, "Homeland Security - Advancing the Interoperability Agenda." This session will highlight innovative models for information sharing as well as strategies to leverage federal investment to achieve local priorities.

Northrop Grumman Corporation is a $30 billion 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:  Juli Ballesteros, APR
          Northrop Grumman Information Technology
          (571) 243-1094

          Jeff Orschel
          Northrop Grumman Information Technology
          (703) 336-2630