HERNDON, Va., Nov. 2, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has named Carol Zierhoffer vice president and chief information officer for the company's Information Technology (IT) sector.

She will be responsible for establishing the IT sector's strategic direction and will provide leadership for all information systems and information technology activities for the sector and its business units.

"With many significant accomplishments in her career, Carol brings invaluable professional experience to this leadership role," said James O'Neill, president, Northrop Grumman IT. "She will be a key asset to our sector as we continue to grow our business and increase shareholder value."

Most recently, Zierhoffer served as vice president and chief information officer for Northrop Grumman's Electronic Systems sector. Zierhoffer joined Northrop Grumman in 1988 and has held several senior management positions.

Zierhoffer earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of New Hampshire, Durham, and a master's degree in computer information systems from Bentley College, Waltham, Mass.

Northrop Grumman Information Technology, headquartered 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, modeling and simulation, and geospatial intelligence solutions.

  CONTACT:  Juli Ballesteros, APR 
          Northrop Grumman Information Technology 
          (703) 713-4675

          Christy Whitman
          Northrop Grumman Information Technology 
          (703) 713-4436