NEW ORLEANS, Oct. 11, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) will demonstrate public safety products and solutions for first responders and law enforcement agencies next week at the International Association of Chiefs of Police Annual Conference in New Orleans.

The exposition is ongoing Oct. 14-16 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center. Northrop Grumman will exhibit at booth 3429.

For the first time, Northrop Grumman's Information Technology (IT) sector will demonstrate its data interoperability solution used by the Silicon Valley Regional Interoperability Project (SVRIP) for the integrated data wireless system that will help improve emergency communications for public safety agencies in Santa Clara County, Calif. The project encompasses 18 Silicon Valley jurisdictions, representing about 30 law enforcement, fire and emergency medical services agencies that have partnered to enhance inter-agency coordination and communication during all-hazard situations.

Northrop Grumman and SVRIP have completed a design that includes an advanced integrated network that provides computer-aided dispatch (CAD)-to-CAD data interoperability. The solution was engineered by leveraging existing equipment and systems, and commercial-off-the-shelf technologies, and has applicability for first responder agencies nationwide. Northrop Grumman's CAD data interoperability solution uses standards-based software, provided by FATPOT Technologies, Inc., Bountiful, Utah.

The company will also highlight its Law Enforcement Information Exchange (LInX) solution used by the U.S. Navy. LInX facilitates the sharing of data across local, state and federal agencies with a platform that retrieves data in support of investigative and tactical operations. As the prime contractor, Northrop Grumman developed the information sharing system for criminal investigators in several jurisdictions across the country, including Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Texas, and the Washington, D.C. region. Additional LInX development is planned for North Carolina and southern California in late 2007.

As a systems integrator, Northrop Grumman has many years of experience delivering IT 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. The company's wireless capabilities allow public safety and other government agencies to specifically tailor their needs with reliable wireless communications. The company will demonstrate these solutions with advanced data and video applications for first responders.

Northrop Grumman's situational awareness applications provide users with effective and efficient public safety operations. On display will be video analytics, three dimensional modeling, city and building information, and incident management solutions that give first responders the tools they need for enhanced public safety operations.

Additionally, Northrop Grumman will display its CommandPoint Computer Aided Dispatch system that enables communications center personnel to efficiently and effectively handle calls and information, allowing them to make informed decisions and meet the demands of law enforcement, fire and emergency medical services. The CommandPoint Automated Field Reporting product allows police officers to create reports regardless of whether they are connected to a wireless network. This product will be displayed, in addition to the CommandPoint Records Management System, which stores the data inputted from the law enforcement officer.

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:  Jeff Orschel
          Northrop Grumman Information Technology
          (703) 336-2630
          jeffrey.orschel@ngc.com