HERNDON, Va., Feb. 13, 2003 (PRIMEZONE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has been awarded a contract to provide training support for the U.S. Army Management Staff College, Fort Belvoir, Va., with a focus on anti-terrorism, force protection (ATFP) and crisis management at Army installations. This training allows installation commanders to practice their responses and interactions with internal and external civilian agencies.

Northrop Grumman's Information Technology (IT) staff will conduct training seminars and simulation-supported exercises that present a terrorist threat scenario to Army installations throughout the U.S. and abroad. In addition to the training exercises, Northrop Grumman IT will develop a CD-ROM that augments the training effort and provides training to smaller installations.

"Northrop Grumman IT has broad experience with simulation training programs for the Department of Defense and Department of State," said Gregg Donley, president, Technical Services, Northrop Grumman IT. "We successfully performed the initial nine-month ATFP training effort in 2001."

The contract is valued at $14.5 million over four years to Northrop Grumman's IT sector.

Northrop Grumman IT has teamed with Cubic Applications, Inc., Lacey, Wash. Work on the program will be performed at Northrop Grumman IT's Leavenworth, Kansas, facility.

"We are proud to provide these services to strengthen Army installations at home and abroad as part of the overall homeland defense effort," said Mike Devlin, program manager, Technical Services, Northrop Grumman IT. "The company is pleased to partner with Cubic Applications on this significant program."

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

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