WASHINGTON, D.C., May 23, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) will highlight its homeland security and defense planning suite, video surveillance system, security-management technology, vehicle-imaging technology and public-safety solutions this week at the 2005 Government Security Expo and Conference (GOVSEC) May 25-26 at the Washington, D.C. convention center.

Northrop Grumman is working to ensure federal, state and local agencies have the highest quality emergency systems and security tools available. At the company's exhibit, conference attendees will learn about significant advances in information technology security and how various organizations are using the company's solutions.

On Wednesday, May 25 at 11:30 a.m., Northrop Grumman will conduct a press briefing to introduce its new under-vehicle inspection technology. The presentation will be held in the convention center press room.

On Thursday, May 26 at 7:30 a.m., Northrop Grumman will host a breakfast keynote titled "Federal, State, Local and Industry Panel: Integrating the Roles of Industry and Government for Optimal Homeland Security."

Speakers include Al Pisani, chairman, Northrop Grumman Homeland Security Executive Council; C. Douglas Bass, director of emergency management for Fairfax County, Va.; Rich Cooper, business liaison director for the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security's Office of the Private Sector, Science and Technology Directorate; David Hagy, director of state and local coordination for the Dept. of Homeland Security; and Chris Voss, director of planning, training, exercise and mitigation for D.C. Emergency Management Agency.

Northrop Grumman will demonstrate its virtual integrated systems of systems-tool for awareness analysis and assessment (VIS2TA). The fully functioning modeling and simulation system is a complete suite of homeland security and defense planning, training, exercise and crisis-management/operations tools integrated around a geospatial visualization environment.

The company will display its comprehensive security suite of infrastructure protection integration services that can help minimize exposure to security threats and maximize available resources. Northrop Grumman's video surveillance technology, AlertVideo(tm) extracts valuable behavior and event information from existing surveillance systems and provides instantaneous visual and audible alerts. The technology identifies potential threats and issues real-time alerts that highlight when, where and what needs immediate attention. The incident alerting and assessment system (IAAS) integrates multiple security systems into a consolidated monitoring workstation for situation assessment, alarm management and dispatch command-and-control.

Northrop Grumman's CommandPoint(tm) Datashare technology facilitates the sharing of data across local, state and federal agencies. Data Share can assist law enforcement with access to on-demand data sharing across all levels of law enforcement, and links, locates and tracks individuals suspected of criminal activity, including potential threats to homeland security.

Northrop Grumman's vehicle-imaging technology-an under-vehicle inspection system integrated with the company's license-plate reader-provides safety and efficiency whenever vehicle inspection and identification are critical for operations. The demonstration will also show how a radio frequency identification system works in tandem with the company's license-plate reader to monitor vehicles, driver identification and access.

Visit the Northrop Grumman exhibit at booth 1413 for more information on the company's security and emergency management technologies.

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. Northrop Grumman serves the U.S. and international military, government and commercial customers, with more than 125,000 employees and operations in all 50 states and 25 countries.

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