WASHINGTON, Oct. 3, 2008 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) received the White House Initiative Corporate Recognition Award for its support of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). Tizoc S. Loza, corporate project manager for mentor-protege and HBCU programs at Northrop Grumman, was also recognized for his past and continued support of Northrop Grumman's partnership with HBCU/Minority Institutions. The awards were made during the National HBCU conference in Washington, D.C. in early September.

"Northrop Grumman is pleased to be in partnership with the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities," said Susan Cote, vice president of corporate contracts, pricing and supply chain for Northrop Grumman. "This initiative and conference provide an excellent opportunity to bring awareness to the need for increased diversity in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. We appreciate this acknowledgment of Northrop Grumman's commitment to the HBCU program, the students and the White House Initiative."

The HBCUs White House Initiative aims to strengthen the capacity of HBCUs to provide excellence in education while creating more opportunities for minority students studying in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields. The conference offers a forum for government, business and college leaders to discuss the need to improve partnerships between business and higher education and promotes an environment that encourages the identification of potential research and development opportunities to integrate HBCUs into the supply chain.

Northrop Grumman Corporation is a 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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