COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo., Oct. 1, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) will highlight its homeland security and defense capabilities this week at the National Homeland Defense Foundation Symposium V.

The exposition will be held Oct. 2-4 at the Broadmoor Hotel, Colorado Springs, Colo. The Northrop Grumman exhibit will be located at booth 401.

"Northrop Grumman provides extensive and uniquely tailored homeland security and homeland defense solutions that meet the critical needs of our nation's public safety agencies and emergency response personnel as well as our men and women in uniform," said Jerry Buckwalter, Northrop Grumman's vice president of Homeland Security. "Our demonstrations and presentations at the Symposium highlight the critical knowledge, processes and tools Northrop Grumman provides to the homeland security and homeland defense communities."

In the exhibit hall, Northrop Grumman will feature multiple homeland security and defense planning solutions that will be integrated together into a scenario-based demonstration. This demonstration will illustrate the ability to bridge various solutions from across the company into a common operating environment that can be used by both military and civilian organizations:

  *  Emergency Preparedness Federation is a suite of training
     simulation, control, interface and visualization tools that
     offer comprehensive solutions to help planners, strategists,
     emergency responders and post-disaster recovery teams prepare
     for and handle emergency situations.

  *  Critical Incident Response System (CIRS) is a way to utilize
     hardware and software technologies to enable planning,
     engagement and management of emergency situations and complex
     events. CIRS provides the capabilities necessary for
     comprehensive command and control, integrating data from
     various sources.

  *  The Northrop Grumman Cyber Warfare Integration Network (CWIN)
     provides a distributed, collaborative, interactive environment
     to test new systems, rehearse missions, perform engineering
     analysis, mature concepts and mitigate risk through a
     combination of live and virtual inputs. Equipped with a broad
     range of platform models, communications systems, and extensive
     data capture and analysis tools, the CWIN's modeling and
     simulation infrastructure can access and display all
     supporting technical and operational data to whatever level
     the customer desires. Northrop Grumman will present a
     maritime-homeland security defense vignette, which provides
     an innovative and cost effective method to explore potential
     solutions that include persistent intelligence, identification
     and interoperability.

  *  Mobile Chemical Agent Detector (MCAD) detects hazardous and
     chemical agents early enough for soldiers and first
     responders to take protective actions for themselves and
     others. Working in real time, the MCAD detects, identifies,
     maps and reports chemical agents within a 5-mile radius.

  *  C2 Framework is an internal research and development project
     that uses a service-oriented architecture and provides a
     low-cost mechanism for rapidly integrating data from multiple
     legacy systems with little or no modification. This framework
     provides a great deal of flexibility in transforming to an
     integrated system and has tools to support the community of
     interest functions that are essential for network centric

  *  The Global Disease Surveillance Platform (GDSP) and the
     Pandemic Flu Simulation display an outbreak scenario of
     infectious birds with a tracking system that demonstrates
     how the current spread of pandemic flu in birds correlates
     to specific geospatial factors, and how a "risk map" can be
     developed to predict future outbreaks. An air travel analysis
     application shows how quickly a highly contagious strain of
     the flu can spread around the globe. A final application
     demonstrates how geospatial analysis and satellite imagery
     can help plan for the distribution of a limited amount of
     flu vaccine in a major metropolitan area

Jeffrey P. High, director of Homeland Security Advanced Programs for Northrop Grumman's Mission Systems sector, will serve on a panel discussion titled, "Maritime Security Technology," on Tuesday, Oct. 2, from 3:15 - 5:15 p.m. In addition, Rusty Roesch, director of Advanced Programs, Public Health Informatics for Northrop Grumman's Information Technology sector, will give a presentation titled, "Pandemic Influenza Tracking Technology," on Wednesday, Oct. 3 from 11:15 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Northrop Grumman is a leading provider of technology solutions for homeland security critical areas: detection, prevention, preparation, response and recovery. Northrop Grumman's core competencies span a wide array of technologies, systems and services across major domains of national security, such as command and control centers, cyber-security, data management; sensors and intelligence systems.

Northrop Grumman Corporation is a 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 more than 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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