RESTON, Va., June 1, 2009 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) Dennis Porter has been appointed the 2009-2010 Executive in Residence by the Institute for e-Health Policy for his leadership on the Federal Health Record Gateway project.

The Institute, which is part of the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society Foundation, provides research and educational opportunities for public and private sector stakeholders, two key constituents who make and are most directly impacted by e-health policy decisions. The Executive in Residence program is an opportunity for a senior executive in the business community to share his or her expertise with the Institute on a project of national significance.

Conceived by Northrop Grumman, the Federal Health Record Gateway creates a virtual portal that all American citizens could access to securely view their clinical and claims data from the Veterans Administration, Department of Defense, Department of Health and Human Service, and other federal sources. Within two years, the federal government can provide an electronic gateway to individuals' health information held by the federal agencies.

"Currently no American has ready access to the breadth of health data held by the federal government," said Porter, a health information technology strategist for Northrop Grumman. "The Federal Health Record Gateway would provide access to a single, comprehensive, actionable and secure electronic health record for all U.S. citizens."

As the executive in residence, Porter will provide guidance and commercial expertise to the Federal Health Record Gateway project, as well as support the Institute on programs and initiatives of significance to the electronic health community.

"Dennis Porter's nearly 30 years of experience in industry and military healthcare will be an asset to the Institute as it expands its research and educational offerings and works to impact e-health policy decisions," said George Peach Taylor, Jr., M.D., vice president of Health Information Technology Programs for Northrop Grumman. "Dennis will apply electronic health theory and practice to affect positive change in the way Americans connect to their health information."

Porter earned a bachelor's degree in healthcare administration from Wayland University, Plainview, Texas, and a master's degree in management information systems from Oklahoma City University. He is also a Certified Professional in Healthcare Information and Management Systems.

Porter has completed the Healthcare Information Systems Management Program at the Harvard School of Public Health and a healthcare chief information officer internship with U.S. Air Force Medical Service Corps.

Northrop Grumman is a trusted integrator of advanced health solutions, including health and benefits systems management and information security. The company's services span the public health, healthcare delivery and life sciences domains, and include cutting-edge information exchange for electronic health records, Web-enabled workflow processing and large-scale information management. Northrop Grumman has developed a range of military health solutions applicable and adaptable for today's emerging national priorities.

Northrop Grumman Corporation is a leading global security company whose 120,000 employees provide innovative systems, products, and solutions in aerospace, electronics, information systems, shipbuilding and technical services to government and commercial customers worldwide.

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