HERNDON, Va., June 3, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- INROADS of Greater Baltimore-Washington has named Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) Jeffrey S. Shuman chairman of the board of directors. Shuman is vice president, Human Resources and Administration for Northrop Grumman's Information Technology (IT) sector.

INROADS is an organization whose mission is to develop and place talented minority youth in business and industry, and prepare students for corporate and community leadership. INROADS and Northrop Grumman have a long-standing working relationship to bring ethnically diverse college students to intern at various Northrop Grumman business units and headquarters locations.

As chairman, Shuman will be responsible for supporting INROADS' affiliate managing director within the areas of corporate development, public relations and fundraising. In addition, he will provide insight into the local business community, identify community leaders, assist with organizational resources and address challenges.

"Jeff's leadership will guide INROADS to building stronger relationships with our corporate partners and the workforce of the future," said Harry Holt, managing director, INROADS of Greater Baltimore-Washington. "His contributions and the support of Northrop Grumman are key elements to making a successful impact on the community."

"It is a privilege to lead an organization that is closely aligned with Northrop Grumman's commitment to diversity and professional development," said Shuman. "I believe the value of INROADS is to place world-class talent in a challenging learning environment with an opportunity to build a relationship early on in a person's development, which is a win for the company and the student."

Shuman has been a member of INROADS Greater Baltimore-Washington since 1997, and has served on its board of directors since 2000. He is also a representative to the INROADS National Council, the governing body that reviews and oversee INROADS' national operations.

Shuman earned a bachelor's degree in psychology from The Citadel, Charleston, S.C., and has completed executive development programs at Harvard, Cornell, Wharton and the University of Virginia.

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

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