ATLANTA, Feb. 26, 2010 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) will highlight its clinical and public health products and solutions next week at the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) 2010 Annual Conference and Exposition.

HIMSS will be held March 1-4 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. Northrop Grumman will feature demonstrations in booth 7645.

On Tuesday, March 2, at 2:30 p.m. in News Conference Room B317, Northrop Grumman will announce the formation of the University Global Alliance Program, an industry/academic collaboration with five of the nation's leading public health research institutions – Atlanta-based Emory University, The Satcher Health Leadership Institute at The Morehouse School of Medicine, Georgia State University and Georgia Institute of Technology; and the Colorado School of Public Health. Its mission is to accelerate the translation of thought leadership to global public health informatics, policy development, strategic planning, programmatic implementation and evaluation.

In the conference exhibit hall, Northrop Grumman will showcase health information technology (IT) applications and solutions relevant to the needs of health and research institutions worldwide.

The success of local, regional or nationwide health information exchange communities and networks relies on secure and seamless access to health information. Northrop Grumman will demonstrate consumer empowerment through an integrated personal health record application.

Northrop Grumman has deployed public health solutions on the local, regional, national and global levels. The company will exhibit its use of mobile data collection and geographic information system capabilities to facilitate the rapid gathering and analysis of survey-based disease surveillance data, enabling expedited and efficient responses during a public health event. Informed decision making is accelerated using in-field, network-enabled mobile survey devices, coupled with operations center-based geospatial visualization and analytic platforms.

Agencies of state and local government require specialized IT solutions and services geared to their unique and often complex requirements. Northrop Grumman will display the Combined Healthcare Information and Montana Eligibility System (CHIMES), which the company designed, developed and implemented for the state of Montana. CHIMES streamlines eligibility determination and processing in Medicaid and other state medical assistance program cases.

Northrop Grumman's e.POWER suite of applications delivers business process management and automation for agile, end-to-end control of the enterprise processes. The e.POWER Injury and Medical Claims solution automates injury and medical claims to save processing time and reduce costs.

The company will also demonstrate its work in bioinformatics research support. For the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health, Northrop Grumman has developed the Influenza Research Database and the Virus Pathogen Database and Analysis Resource that supports research of pathogenic viruses and that will lead to new medical treatments and preventive measures for humans.

For the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), Northrop Grumman developed the Immunology Database and Analysis Portal, or ImmPort, an integrated reference data warehouse. This scientific data management initiative links genomic, basic scientific and clinical data from various sources to enable scientists to contribute, access, and exchange complex, high-quality data sets, and archive data for large NIAID research programs.

Northrop Grumman's SilentWire software solution contains security applications applicable to the medical community, including network security and monitoring, transaction and data inspection, and network policy enforcement. The demonstration will include an in-line, patient data protection and monitoring application that controls access to patient records at the field level, based on configurable inspection rules.

Northrop Grumman is a trusted integrator of advanced health solutions, including health and benefits systems management and information security. The company's services span the public health, healthcare delivery and life sciences domains, and include cutting-edge information exchange for electronic health records, Web-enabled workflow processing and large-scale information management. Northrop Grumman has developed a range of military health solutions applicable and adaptable for today's emerging national priorities.

Northrop Grumman Corporation is a leading global security company whose 120,000 employees provide innovative systems, products, and solutions in aerospace, electronics, information systems, shipbuilding and technical services to government and commercial customers worldwide.

  CONTACT:  Christy Whitman
          Northrop Grumman Information Systems
          (571) 213-5302