HERNDON, Va., Dec. 19, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) Information Technology (IT) sector has been awarded a subcontract by InDyne, Inc., McLean, Va., to support NASA at the John F. Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

Northrop Grumman IT will provide logistics, quality assurance, safety and IT security to prime contractor InDyne in support of NASA's Kennedy Integrated Communications Services (KICS) contract. The company expects to hire an additional 23 employees at Kennedy Space Center to support this five-year subcontract.

This subcontract further underscores Northrop Grumman IT's 20-year history of working with NASA. The company has contributed to many NASA programs -- from the Hubble Space Telescope to the International Space Station to develop technologies needed for tomorrow's "spacecraft on a chip." Northrop Grumman IT also supplies the complete range of operations, engineering, and logistics services needed to support NASA's many facilities.

The KICS contract supports three key programs: the International Space Station program; Payload Carriers and Launch Services Program Office Payloads; and the Space Shuttle program.

"Northrop Grumman IT has already successfully teamed with InDyne on other contracts, including the Joint-Base Operations Support Contract at Kennedy Space Center, which gives us significant expertise to support the KICS contract," said Gregg Donley, president, Technical Services, Northrop Grumman IT. "We will continue to provide exceptional service to InDyne and Kennedy Space Center across all areas of our expertise to achieve mission-critical success."

Northrop Grumman IT's share of the contract value over the five-year term is estimated at $7.5 million.

Northrop Grumman IT brings more than 40 years experience providing base and range operations, maintenance and engineering support to diverse defense and civilian agencies.

Northrop Grumman Information Technology, based in Herndon, Va., is one of the largest and trusted providers of IT services to the federal government, state and local governments, and commercial customers. The company's expertise spans such areas as information systems integration; information technology security; command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance; homeland security; enterprise hardware and software solutions; training and simulation; base and range support; signals intelligence; health informatics; space systems; and specialized scientific, engineering and technical services.

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