HERNDON, Va., and PASCAGOULA, Miss., Dec. 15, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has received the 2003 Frost & Sullivan Technology Leadership Award for Homeland Security and Homeland Defense in recognition of its roles in the Integrated Deepwater System program, and in the Immigration and Naturalization Service's (INS) Technology Enterprise Automation Management Support (TEAMS) program.

Frost & Sullivan is a consulting firm focused on emerging high-technology and industrial markets. The Technology Leadership Award identifies companies with exceptional technology products, offerings and services that are uniquely capable of meeting challenges in a particular application area. Frost & Sullivan cited Deepwater and INS TEAMS as key programs demonstrating excellence in promoting homeland security.

"Frost & Sullivan has recognized our system of systems approach to homeland security and homeland defense which allows for the elimination of redundancies and incorporates new technologies as they evolve," said David Zolet, vice president, Homeland Security, Northrop Grumman. "We take a broad perspective and truly understand the problem our customers and our country are facing."

Northrop Grumman was cited by Frost & Sullivan, based on their role in the Deepwater program, on its deep understanding of vertical technologies required by maritime vessels involved in military missions as well as its broad integration skills supporting the U.S. Coast Guard's acquisition of three classes of new cutters and their associated small boats.

Northrop Grumman was also cited by Frost & Sullivan for its proven technological leadership in homeland security applications where information sharing is critical. The company's INS TEAMS contract is to provide security and support for the INS' primary IT infrastructure, including more than 40,000 desktops, servers and local area networks for more than 1,400 sites internationally.

Northrop Grumman Corporation is a $25 billion global defense company, headquartered in Los Angeles, Calif. Northrop Grumman provides technologically advanced, innovative products, services and solutions in systems integration, defense electronics, information technology, advanced aircraft, shipbuilding and space technology. With approximately 120,000 employees and operations in all 50 states and 25 countries, Northrop Grumman serves U.S. and international military, government and commercial customers.

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