MCLEAN, Va., Oct. 4, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has been awarded a General Services Administration (GSA) Alliant indefinite-delivery/indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) contract to deliver cost-effective information technology (IT) solutions to the U.S. federal government for improved service and increased efficiency.

Northrop Grumman is one of 29 companies that received awards under the Alliant ID/IQ contract. Alliant's ceiling is valued at up to $50 billion, collectively, over five base years with one, five-year option.

"Northrop Grumman brings cutting-edge technology solutions and national security expertise to the GSA through Alliant that will help the federal government and U.S. Department of Defense achieve secure, streamlined IT services for improved collaboration and access to information," said Denzil Samuels, vice president of Global Business Development for Northrop Grumman's Information Technology sector. "The Alliant vehicle will provide full life cycle value to the country's national security systems."

Northrop Grumman will lead a team that will compete for task orders under Alliant to provide computer network support, software engineering and other computer services to civilian agencies and the Defense Department. Northrop Grumman's teammates include approximately 50 large and small businesses. Work on the contract will be conducted worldwide.

Alliant is a follow-on contract to current GSA contracts Millennia and ANSWER, which Northrop Grumman has held since 1999.

Northrop Grumman Corporation is a $30 billion global defense and technology company whose 120,000 employees provide innovative systems, products, and solutions in information and services, electronics, aerospace and shipbuilding to government and commercial customers worldwide.

  CONTACT:  Juli Ballesteros, APR
          Northrop Grumman Information Technology
          (703) 556-2736
          juli.ballesteros@ngc.com