FALLS CHURCH, Va. – March 31, 2014 – Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) received the Chairman's Award at the 40 th annual National Society of Black Engineer's (NSBE) conference which concluded this weekend in Nashville, Tenn.

This is the second year Northrop Grumman has received the award which recognizes companies on the NSBE Board of Corporate Affiliates for outstanding support and significant contributions to the goals and accomplishments of NSBE and its members.

The Northrop Grumman Foundation is a top supporter of the Summer Engineering Experience for Kids (SEEK) program, which is led by NSBE engineering students and technical professionals and designed to be a fun and engaging educational experience. SEEK is a three-week summer program for elementary and middle school students covering math and science principles, problem solving, product development and team activities. Each week campers take on a new project culminating with a presentation and design competition.

"We are honored by this award and proud to support the SEEK program which is focused on developing the next generation of diverse engineers," said Sandra Evers Manly, vice president, Northrop Grumman global corporate responsibility and president of the Northrop Grumman Foundation. "Since starting in Washington, DC in 2007, SEEK has expanded to 12 cities to serve more than 3,500 students."

Northrop Grumman and the Northrop Grumman Foundation are committed to expanding and enhancing the pipeline of diverse, talented STEM students globally. They provide funding to STEM programs that span from preschool to high school and through collegiate levels, with a major emphasis on middle school students and teachers. Northrop Grumman employees actively volunteer in support of many STEM organizations in their communities and internationally. In 2013, Northrop Grumman and the Northrop Grumman Foundation continued outreach efforts by contributing approximately $23 million to diverse STEM-related groups such as the Air Force Association (CyberPatriot), Conservation International (ECO Classroom), the REC Foundation (VEX Robotics) and the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering.

Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in unmanned systems, cyber, C4ISR, and logistics and modernization to government and commercial customers worldwide. Please visit www.northropgrumman.com for more information.

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