HERNDON, Va., May 1, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has been awarded a follow-on contract to provide a wide range of commercial information technology (IT) outsourcing services to Vought Aircraft Industries, Inc., Dallas, Texas. This contract allows Northrop Grumman to continue managing Vought's IT infrastructure, improving its return on IT investments, and implementing a common operating environment.

Northrop Grumman's Information Technology sector was awarded the contract, valued at $120 million over three years, with options that could bring the total potential value to $200 million.

"This contract is Northrop Grumman IT's most comprehensive commercial IT outsourcing engagement," said Hugh Taylor, president, Commercial Information Services, Northrop Grumman IT. "We are proud to continue supporting Vought and we appreciate this strong vote of confidence by the customer. As the provider of outsourced IT services to Vought since 2000, Northrop Grumman IT has a strong past performance record and a deep understanding of Vought's business and IT environment."

Under the terms of the contract, Northrop Grumman IT will provide a comprehensive solution to Vought, including such major services as enterprise architecture planning, network engineering, mainframe CPU operations support, mainframe storage, network operations center, help desk, managed desktop services, remote access services to Vought's internal network and the Internet, voice services, on-site and remote support for technical applications servers and workstations, software systems support and engineering and procurement support. The solution also includes information assurance services, featuring mainframe security administration, disaster recovery, network security change management, vulnerability scanning, personal firewall monitoring and cyber incident response.

Work on the contract will be performed at Vought locations in Dallas, Texas, Hawthorne, Calif., Milledgeville, Ga., and Stuart, Fla.

Northrop Grumman Information Technology, headquartered in Herndon, Va., is a trusted IT leader and premier provider of advanced IT solutions, engineering and business services for government and commercial clients. The company's expertise spans such areas as information systems integration; information technology security; command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR); enterprise hardware and software solutions; training and simulation; base and range support; signals intelligence; health informatics; space systems; and specialized scientific, engineering and technical services.

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