HERNDON, Va., May 14, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- The U.S. Army's Communications-Electronics Command has selected Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) to provide identity management and personnel data collection services to the Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC).

DMDC is responsible for the management of personnel data for active and retired U.S. military and their families. Under the $51 million contract, Northrop Grumman is providing project management, research and analysis to ensure data integrity used for practices such as benefits administration, and personnel and readiness decision-making. Delivery services also include Internet-based products. This contract consists of a one-year base and three option years.

"Northrop Grumman supports our nation's warfighters not only with the technologies and equipment that take care of them while in combat, but also with the training and support functions that sustain them during their time in service," said Mike Roberts, vice president of Northrop Grumman Technical Services Training and Simulation. "We bring to this contract decades of experience in the secure handling of sensitive information."

The work will be performed primarily in Seaside, Calif., at DMDC headquarters in Arlington, Va., and other locations.

"This win expands our level of support to this valued customer," said Kevin Cummins, Northrop Grumman program manager. "Recent past successes, including our work in Afghanistan, Korea, and Europe, helped provide us with the experience necessary to rapidly deliver these information technology and data research capabilities anywhere in the world."

Northrop Grumman Corporation is a $30 billion global defense and technology company whose 122,000 employees provide innovative systems, products, and solutions in information and services, electronics, aerospace and shipbuilding to government and commercial customers worldwide.

  CONTACT:  Dave Apt
          Northrop Grumman Technical Services
          (703) 713-4490
          david.apt@ngc.com

          Bryan Culbert
          Northrop Grumman Technical Services
          (321) 951-6919
          bryan.culbert@ngc.com