RESTON, Va., Aug. 15, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has been selected by the General Services Administration (GSA) as one of two companies to provide the E-Travel service, an end-to-end, online travel management service for federal government agencies. The 10-year, $450 million, indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract was awarded to Northrop Grumman's Mission Systems sector.

GSA expects E-Travel to be operational by the end of the year and cut federal travel management costs up to 50 percent.

GovTrip, Northrop Grumman's E-Travel service solution, supports the entire government travel process, which includes planning and authorizing travel, making reservations, delivering electronic tickets, calculating and approving reimbursements, and archiving data. GovTrip increases the number of self-service transactions, reducing agency travel-management costs.

GovTrip includes implementation services, training and a robust capability to interface with agency financial systems.

"GovTrip is focused on providing superior customer service to the federal traveler," said Leo Hergenroeder, Northrop Grumman E-Travel service program manager. "At the same time, it will provide GSA and federal agencies with the tools they need to increase the efficiency of travel management and generate significant savings for the government."

Hergenroeder said Northrop Grumman would work with each agency during implementation to configure GovTrip to support the agency's distinct travel process and preferences. "With GovTrip, agencies can choose to use travel services provided by Rosenbluth International or to continue with their current travel agency."

Rosenbluth International, a leading provider of travel services headquartered in Philadelphia, and TRX, Inc., an Atlanta-based travel technology company, are subcontractors on the Northrop Grumman team.

Additional information about GovTrip is available at .

E-Travel is one of five E-Government initiatives managed by GSA. The E-Government initiatives are designed to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the federal government through the use of technology and are an integral part of the President's Management Agenda.

Northrop Grumman Mission Systems, based in Reston, Va., is a global integrator of complex, mission-enabling systems and services for defense, intelligence and civil government markets. The sector's technology leadership and expertise spans areas such as strategic systems, including ICBMs; missile defense; intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance; command and control; technical services; and training.

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