MCLEAN, Va., Jan. 10, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has named George Haynes vice president and chief information officer for the company's Technical Services sector.

In this position, Haynes is responsible for establishing the information technology strategic direction and leadership of all information systems and information technology activities for the Technical Services sector and its business areas.

"George's strong leadership background coupled with his extensive contracting expertise will serve us well," said Hugh Taylor, vice president and chief information officer for Northrop Grumman. "His leadership is a tremendous asset and will help position our business for the future."

Haynes has held a variety of leadership positions in his 22 years at Northrop Grumman. Prior to this role, Haynes served as director of operations for Northrop Grumman's Electronic Systems sector.

He earned a bachelor's degree in business administration from Towson State University, Towson, Md., and a master's degree in management information systems from the University of Maryland, College Park, Md.

Northrop Grumman Corporation is a $31.5 billion 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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