MCLEAN, Va., July 5, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has been awarded a follow-on contract by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to maintain the National Airspace System's Adaptation Services Environment (NASE), which allows users to access aeronautical and "adaptation" information.

Adaptation is a collection of data that describes the airspace, geography, equipment and procedures required to properly configure each air traffic control system.

The NASE provides access to critical National Airspace System support applications, services, and data via secure intranet and Internet connections. The NASE portal allows authorized users to efficiently collect, modify and securely distribute critical aeronautical and adaptation data necessary to maintain the National Airspace System.

Northrop Grumman's Information Technology (IT) sector was awarded the initial contract for the design, implementation and testing of the NASE in 2002.

"As the leading provider of aeronautical information to the National Airspace System, Northrop Grumman is committed to our long-standing partnership with the FAA, and we will continue to provide a robust system for efficient user access," said Linda Mills, president of Northrop Grumman IT's Civilian Agencies group.

In support of the FAA's Software Engineering Resource Center's Adaptation Improvement Program, Northrop Grumman will provide system maintenance for the NASE. The scope of NASE work under this contract includes maintaining a secure data repository, providing customized data extraction and transformations, enhancing data distribution and notification capabilities, and enabling efficient user collaboration.

Work on the contract will be conducted in Atlantic City, N.J., and Euless, Texas, over one base year with four one-year options.

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.

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          Northrop Grumman Information Technology
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