RAPID CITY, S.D., Aug. 30, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) will further demonstrate its commitment to Rapid City today with a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its new National Work Force Center at 1241 Concourse Drive.

The National Work Force Center is part of a new initiative by the company to provide high-quality, cost-effective technology centers within the United States as an alternative to off-shoring. As an American company performing national security work, Northrop Grumman has made it a priority to develop an alternative to the off-shoring business model. This unique solution -- National Work Force Centers -- is the first of its kind in the industry.

The National Work Force Center in Rapid City will provide 10,000 square feet of modern, well-equipped technical office space. Northrop Grumman will hire approximately 50 to 60 new full-time employees in Rapid City, with potential for growth in future years. The facility contains space for future expansion.

"Northrop Grumman's Rapid City National Work Force Center demonstrates our commitment to developing high-technology careers here," said Mike Springman, vice president and chief information officer of Northrop Grumman's Mission Systems sector. "As part of the company's investment, Northrop Grumman will partner with local universities and businesses."

Northrop Grumman is already working with Rapid City-area high schools to train students for internships and plans are in place for a similar program with the local colleges in the area.

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.

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          Northrop Grumman Information Technology
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          Northrop Grumman Information Technology
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