CHICAGO, April 2, 2009 -- 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) 2009 Annual Conference and Exposition.

The conference and exposition will be held April 4-8 at McCormick Place in Chicago. Northrop Grumman will feature demonstrations in booth 2422.

In the conference exhibit hall, Northrop Grumman will showcase health information technology 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 has established health information network services that facilitate electronic health information and its exchange. The company will illustrate how existing electronic health records, state, and regional health information exchange initiatives can be linked to exchange health care information nationwide through sustainable services.

Northrop Grumman has deployed public health solutions on the local, regional, national and global levels. Through established public health systems, Northrop Grumman helps to improve the health and welfare of the United States and its allies by enabling timely and efficient delivery of essential public services. The company's public health capabilities span the areas of informatics, biostatics, epidemiology, disease surveillance, occupational and environmental health, and communications and education.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid with Northrop Grumman as its information technology provider have developed the Continuity Assessment Record and Evaluation (CARE) instrument, a Web-based tool for collecting patient assessment information to measure and compare Medicare beneficiaries' health and functional status across various provider settings.

Currently being demonstrated across multiple providers, when fully implemented, CARE will be a standardized assessment instrument that is clinically relevant to delivering safe, efficient, effective, equitable and timely patient-centered care.

Northrop Grumman deploys intelligent natural language processing to extract computable clinical information from narrative forms, which supports the advantages of computable data while minimizing the impact on clinicians responsible for recording findings and results of clinical encounters. Health care providers can record medical encounters in simple, narrative form and apply natural language processing tools to capture computable clinical information. Computable data can be extracted from textual health records, which will support storage, retrieval and clinical alert capabilities.

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 Claims and Adjudication solution provides end-to-end visibility and full accountability by automating health providers' claims and adjudication processes.

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