MCLEAN, Va., Feb. 14, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has named Harry Greenspun, M.D., chief medical officer within the company's Information Technology (IT) sector.

Greenspun will provide strategic direction for Northrop Grumman's health solutions business and will serve as an adviser to the healthcare community, customers, partners, government agencies and health care organizations on issues of technology and health policy. His new role will increase Northrop Grumman's growing presence in the healthcare field.

"Dr. Greenspun will provide our customers with added expertise in the fast-growing health IT field," said Linda Mills, president of Northrop Grumman's Civilian Agencies group. "His diverse experience in clinical and executive environments gives him a unique perspective on the challenges and opportunities in this market."

Prior to joining Northrop Grumman, Greenspun served as a consultant to hospitals and health systems, payors, pharmaceutical companies and the health IT industry. Early in his career, Greenspun founded a company to track the outcome of patients undergoing cardiac surgery. Greenspun earned a bachelor's degree from Harvard University and a M.D. from the University of Maryland at Baltimore. He completed his residency and fellowship at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he served as chief resident in the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine.

Northrop Grumman is a trusted integrator of advanced health solutions, addressing life sciences, clinical information systems, public health, and health and benefits management systems. The company's major health programs include innovative electronic health information exchanges, global disease surveillance and response tools, and support for medical research. Northrop Grumman has developed and supports the largest electronic health record in use, now implemented at military health facilities worldwide.

Northrop Grumman Corporation is a $30 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.

  CONTACT:  Juli Ballesteros
          Northrop Grumman Information Technology
          (703) 556-2736
          juli.ballesteros@ngc.com