MCLEAN, Va., Dec. 19, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Navy for the implementation of an emergency response management system that will automate dispatch operations and improve incident response times.

The system will support Navy police, firefighters and emergency medical services at Navy shore locations in the continental United States.

Under the terms of the two-year, $25.6 million indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract, Northrop Grumman's Information Technology (IT) sector will provide the material to develop, deploy and maintain the Navy Emergency Response Management Systems.

Northrop Grumman's CommandPoint(tm) public safety application suite will be the foundation of the emergency response system. CommandPoint applications will include the computer-aided dispatch, a mobile application for interface between the command center and field units, a mapping application for real-time command-and-control situations, and a law enforcement records system for efficient data entry and retrieval. The Navy's existing land-mobile radio and alarm monitoring systems will also be integrated. Installations at Navy Regions Hawaii and Northwest have already taken place.

Northrop Grumman's teammates on the contract include GE Security and GETAC, Lake Forest, Calif.; Native Hawaiian Veterans, Honolulu; Hewlett-Packard, Palo Alto, Calif.; Environmental Systems Research, Redlands, Calif.; Security Information Systems, Orlando, Fla.; and G/I/S Inc., Birmingham, Ala.

Northrop Grumman Information Technology, headquartered in McLean, 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 technological leadership spans such areas as homeland security solutions, health IT solutions, secure wireless, cyber and physical assurance, IT and network infrastructure, managed services, knowledge management, modeling and simulation and geospatial intelligence solutions.

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