MCLEAN, Va., March 4, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) announced today the appointment of Joseph K. Dodd to vice president of business development and marketing for the Information Technology (IT) sector's Intelligence group (TASC).

In this role, Dodd will oversee business development, capture, proposal, strategy, and marketing efforts for Northrop Grumman IT's Intelligence group (TASC). In addition to his responsibilities to grow the business, he will focus on engaging and growing new company partnerships.

"Joe's hard work has led numerous growth initiatives," said Wood Parker, president of Northrop Grumman IT's Intelligence group (TASC). "He will use his significant leadership experience to help extend our success with existing customers in the defense and intelligence communities and help shape future new program opportunities."

Dodd has more than 25 years of experience in defense, intelligence, aerospace and international markets. Most recently, he was director of business development and marketing for the IT sector's Intelligence group. Prior to joining Northrop Grumman, Dodd served as vice president of Federal Alliances for Space Imaging LLC and senior vice president for worldwide sales for Orbital Imaging Corporation, where he was the principal interface with many defense and intelligence agencies.

He earned a bachelor's degree in meteorology from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a master's degree in satellite remote sensing from Pennsylvania State University.

Northrop Grumman Corporation is a $32 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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          Northrop Grumman Information Technology
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