MCLEAN, Va., Aug. 11, 2010 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) will provide technology upgrades to the Ada County, Idaho Sheriff's Office CommandPoint™ computer-aided dispatch (CAD) system that will enable more efficient emergency response.

Northrop Grumman's Common Business Oriented Language CAD system has supported the Ada County Sheriff's Office in Boise for 15 years. Under the terms of this follow-on contract, the company will integrate new technology and upgrade the CAD to CommandPoint™ CAD, including implementing a disaster recovery system, and provide user training over a period of 13 months.

"Northrop Grumman looks forward to its continued relationship with Ada County, offering superior delivery of consistent, reliable dispatch services to public-safety agencies," said Ed Sturms, vice president of civil safety and infrastructure for Northrop Grumman's Information Systems sector. "This upgrade will allow the Sheriff's Office to continue providing first-rate protection of its citizens and enable communication interoperability between public-safety agencies with differing dispatch systems."

Through its ability to be customized, CommandPoint™ CAD helps better prepare law enforcement with precise information, online data history and integrated mapping capabilities. Data can be easily accessed by personnel, allowing faster and more informed decision-making.

Northrop Grumman will team with Hewlett-Packard Company, Palo Alto, Calif., on the contract for computer hardware.

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          Northrop Grumman Information Systems
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