HERNDON, Va., Dec. 8, 2008 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has named Jonathan "Jock" Scharfen vice president of international operations for the company's Technical Services sector.

In this position, Scharfen has executive responsibility for all international activities involved with identification, qualification and capture of key market opportunities.

"Jock's senior, extensive international experience and his strong understanding of successful operations abroad provide him with key insight to our prospective customer's wants and needs," said James L. Cameron, corporate vice president and president of Northrop Grumman Technical Services. "For more than two decades, he has led and managed worldwide operations and has continually demonstrated keen business acumen in the operational, legal, regulatory and business arenas. This experience and expertise make him an invaluable leader on our team."

Scharfen most recently served in a senior leadership position within Department of Homeland Security, where he was directly responsible for managing an extensive and sophisticated government operation at state, national and international levels. He also served on the National Security Council staff for three presidents. He began his career as a Marine Corps infantry officer.

Scharfen earned a bachelor's degree from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Va., and his Juris Doctor from the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Ind. He is a member of the California State Bar.

Technical Services provides a wide range of training and support services to the U.S. Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security, Department of Energy, NASA, Department of State and foreign militaries around the world. From Southwest Asia throughout Europe, Africa and Asia, the company brings to the forefront years of experience and superior performance in the areas of base and range operations, infrastructure management, maintenance, training support, sustainment, MRO and performance-based logistics.

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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