RESTON, Va., Oct. 5, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) announced today the Oct. 8 opening of its new 34,000 square foot Information Assurance Innovation Center at 8666 Veterans Highway in Millersville, Md.

The new facility will help maintain the Information Assurance (IA) team's strong growth, support current programs and provide the infrastructure for future growth.

The opening ceremony will begin at 10:00 a.m. with a tour and demonstrations of selected security products, followed by a formal ribbon cutting. Congressman John Sarbanes, D-Md., is expected to attend. Other attendees include: Jerry Agee, corporate vice president and president of Northrop Grumman's Mission Systems sector; Dan Allen, vice president and general manager of Northrop Grumman Mission Systems sector's Intelligence Systems Division; and Leonard Moodispaw, vice president of the company's Essex business unit.

"Northrop Grumman is pleased to continue our expansion in the great state of Maryland. We have more than 11,000 employees across the state, and our Electronic Systems sector and Essex business units both are headquartered here," Agee said. "Northrop Grumman has been expanding its information assurance business, and this new facility positions us for even greater growth in the state of Maryland."

The IA team works with cutting-edge research and development in information technology and information assurance systems for government and commercial customers. The team is currently engaged in information security engineering, development and operations for a wide range of customer requirements, including cross-domain product solutions.

"This state-of-the-art Information Assurance Innovation Center has been designed with the necessary power, computing and networking facilities, communications infrastructure, and security to meet Northrop Grumman's future expansion needs and offers us the resources to continue providing our customers with the most innovative, sophisticated and reliable products and services," Allen said. "By opening this new state-of-the-art innovation center, we are demonstrating our continuing commitment to provide Northrop Grumman customers with the best possible solutions to meet their needs today, tomorrow, and for many years to come."

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:  George I. Seffers
          Northrop Grumman Mission Systems
          (703) 345-8548