MCLEAN, Va., Nov. 21, 2012 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) Information Systems sector honored 26 of its top suppliers for their outstanding performance during its annual Supplier Excellence Awards ceremony. Through quality products and services, these suppliers help bring superior value to Northrop Grumman and its government and commercial customers. They meet the highest criteria for schedule, management performance and responsiveness, technical performance, financial performance and mission assurance.

"Suppliers play a vital role in helping us bring greater value to our customers by providing high-quality services and solutions, and innovation, particularly as it drives affordability for our customers," said Linda Mills, corporate vice president and president of Northrop Grumman's Information Systems sector. "I want to thank our suppliers for helping us deliver on current programs and for working with us to win new work."

The 2012 Supplier Excellence Award Recipients include: Adept Technologies, Inc.; Aegis Power Systems, Inc.; Alutiiq LLC; Ascendant Innovations Corporation; Boecore; DS Technologies, LLC; Effective Software Solutions, Inc.; Essintial Enterprise Solutions; Forward Logistics Services; Georgia Tech Research Institute; Gichner Shelter Systems; Harris Corporation; JAS and Associates, LLC; L-3 Communications; LTC Engineering Associates, Inc.; Moxa Americas, Inc.; Netstrategy; Open San Consulting, LLC; SkyePoint Decisions, Inc.; Strategic Defense Solutions, LLC; Technical Security Engineering, Inc.; Technology Unlimited Group; Tenacity Solutions, Inc.; The St. John Group; Vecna Technologies, Inc.; and Virginia Systems and Technology, Inc.

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