MCLEAN, Va., Oct. 20, 2008 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has named J. Michael Landrum director of communications for the company's Information Technology sector, effective Oct. 27. Landrum will report to Linda A. Mills, corporate vice president and president of Northrop Grumman IT.

Landrum, who joined the company in 2001 as director of marketing for the Integrated Systems sector, will oversee all Information Technology communications and positioning activities, planning and implementing comprehensive programs to support new business opportunities and managing employee and executive communications.

"Michael brings to this position significant experience in communications, strategic planning and business development," said Mills. "His extensive background in both the private and public sectors will serve the sector well."

Since 2005, Landrum was corporate director of legislative and marketing strategy, where he was instrumental in shaping the market space for strategic capture opportunities. He has also held leadership positions at PACE-Capstone and Molten Metal Technology. Landrum previously served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense, chief of staff to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Policy and Planning, and director of the Washington office for the U.S. Special Operations Command.

Landrum earned a bachelor's degree from West Point and a master's degree from the University of Virginia. He was a National Security Fellow at the Harvard John F. Kennedy School of Government and a Senior Fellow at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. He retired from the Army as a Colonel and is also a graduate of the Naval War College.

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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