FALLS CHURCH, Va., Oct. 24, 2011 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) announced today it has been ranked as seventh among the top twelve Green-IT Organizations by IDG's Computerworld magazine. The publication identified Northrop Grumman as implementing smart, efficient strategies to achieve "green-IT." Seventy organizations participated in the evaluation. This year's ranking is an improvement over last year, when Northrop Grumman ranked 11th.

"Environmental sustainability is a critical element to Northrop Grumman's business strategy, and this award recognizes information technology's contribution to reducing the company's overall carbon footprint," said Bernie McVey, vice president, Information Technology Solutions and Northrop Grumman chief information officer. "This designation by Computerworld as one of the top twelve Green-IT organizations in the U.S. is validation of the impact of that effort."Ă‚

Some of Northrop Grumman's green-IT initiatives that factored into the 2011 rating included an enterprise data center migration project, consolidating company data centers; implementation of an Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool (EPEAT) to ensure that the company only deploys gold- and silver-rated electronic equipment company-wide; and the launch of a program to manage, measure and reduce PC energy consumption during periods of non use.

Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in aerospace, electronics, information systems and technical services to government and commercial customers worldwide. Please visit www.northropgrumman.com for more information.

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