FALLS CHURCH, Va., Sept. 26, 2011 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) announced today that it has appointed Ginger Wierzbanowski vice president, government relations special projects, effective Oct. 3. Wierzbanowski will report to Sid Ashworth, corporate vice president, Government Relations.

"We are very pleased to welcome Ginger Wierzbanowski to the Northrop Grumman Government Relations team," Ashworth said. "She brings a broad base of expertise in both domestic and international defense policy and military intelligence. Her private sector, civil service and military experience provides her a unique perspective of U.S. and allied defense policy and outlook. We look forward to her contributions to our company."

In her new role, Wierzbanowski will develop and execute special projects in support of the company's Government Relations mission and the achievement of company objectives.

Wierzbanowski joins Northrop Grumman from her former position as legislative assistant to the vice chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, where she had served since 2008. Previously, she had management and planning roles in advanced research, technology and intelligence for The Boeing Company and SAIC. Prior to that, she completed a 20-year career with the U.S. Air Force, where she served as chief of the Intelligence Applications Division at the National Air and Space Intelligence Center and chief of the Intelligence, Plans and Programs Division at the Air Force Special Operations Command. She also served at Supreme Headquarters, Allied Powers Europe and at Headquarters of the U.S. Air Force Europe.

Wierzbanowski earned a bachelor's degree in Russian-East European Studies from the University of Northern Colorado and master's degrees in Russian-East European Studies and Russian Language and Literature from Florida State University.

Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in aerospace, electronics, information systems, and technical services to government and commercial customers worldwide. Please visit www.northropgrumman.com for more information.

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