HERNDON, Va., Aug. 12, 2002 (PRIMEZONE) -- (WITH PHOTO) Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) Information Technology (IT) sector announced today the appointment of Sidney E. Fuchs as vice president and director of TASC's Intelligence Operations unit, effective immediately. Fuchs will report to Jim O'Neill, president of Northrop Grumman IT's TASC business unit.

With more than 15 years of senior management and intelligence experience, Fuchs will be responsible for an operating unit with annual revenues approaching $100 million. The Intelligence Operations unit provides information technology, systems engineering, product development and operations solutions to the U.S. intelligence community worldwide.

Fuchs is a seasoned executive with experience in federal and commercial product sales and consulting with companies such as Rational Software Corporation, Oracle Corporation and Digital Equipment Corporation. He succeeds Ronald E. Szabo, who left the company to pursue other opportunities.

"Sid brings a strong balance of both business and intelligence leadership experience to TASC," said O'Neill. "We are confident his background and insight into the evolving intelligence community will continue to make Intelligence Operations a growing and prosperous business unit within TASC."

Prior to joining TASC, Fuchs served as director of Professional Services at Rational Software, McLean, Va., since 1998, where he regularly advised industry and government leaders worldwide in the areas of management, information technology and software development. Fuchs also led a sales and consulting organization that consistently surpassed revenue targets.

At Oracle, Reston, Va., he served as national sales director where he established new sales teams that achieved annual sales targets from 1997 to 1998. Prior to his work at Oracle, he served as global sales director at Digital Equipment, Greenbelt, Md., from 1994 to 1997 where his sales and technical teams consistently exceeded annual sales of $240 million and earned several recognition and sales awards, including Top Corporate Account.

"The TASC business unit of Northrop Grumman IT has a long-standing reputation for providing innovative technological solutions to the intelligence and defense communities," said Fuchs. "I'm very excited to play a significant role in the growth of its Intelligence Operations unit at a time when national intelligence has never been more critical."

In addition to his experience in private industry, Fuchs previously served as an intelligence officer with the Central Intelligence Agency where he held operations, engineering and management positions in the areas of field operations, intelligence collection and analysis, project management and systems development and acquisition.

Fuchs earned bachelor's and master's degrees in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Louisiana State University where he was a Graduate Fellow and an engineering instructor during his graduate program. In addition, he has participated in Xerox Corporation's Executive Business Management program and the Peter Drucker Leadership program. He is also a guest lecturer at the Northern Virginia Community College in the areas of technology and business.

Northrop Grumman Information Technology is a premier provider of advanced IT solutions, engineering and business services for government and commercial clients. Headquartered in Herndon, the company's expertise spans such areas as information systems integration; command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR); enterprise hardware and software solutions; training and simulation; base and range support; signals intelligence; space systems; health informatics; and specialized scientific, engineering and technical services.

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