MCLEAN, Va., Aug. 3, 2011 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has been awarded the Best Fit Integrator Exceptional Service Award in Health and Human Services by the Center for Digital Government for developing the Arkansas Special Nutrition Programs website.

The Best Fit Integrator Awards recognize private sector companies who provide tailored technology solutions to suit the unique needs of government. This year marks the fourth time Northrop Grumman has received the award since its inception in 2007.

The Arkansas Special Nutrition Programs website is used by the State of Arkansas to administer federally funded food assistance programs offered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture. The website allows participants to submit applications, claims for reimbursement and attendance records online. It also offers a comprehensive resource library.

"This award demonstrates our commitment to provide state government with solutions for increased efficiency and improved delivery of the Special Nutrition Program for needy citizens," said Amy Caro, Northrop Grumman's vice president of health information technology programs. "Our partnership with the State of Arkansas was vital to the success of this program, and it's exciting to see numerous other states expressing interest in this valuable application."

Through the integration of health expertise and information technology, Northrop Grumman supports national health goals to enhance benefits processing, increase the quality and efficiency of care and improve the health of the public.

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