MCLEAN, Va., March 15, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has named Patrick K. Talty vice president of information superiority for the company's Information Technology (IT) sector.

As vice president of information superiority, Talty develops and directs information superiority programs including advanced terrestrial, space and wireless communications systems and quantitative business analysis.

"Pat has 15 years of intelligence community experience and has effectively developed and delivered mission-critical information systems for many government and commercial customers," said Wood Parker, president of Northrop Grumman IT's Intelligence group. "In this new role, his expertise and leadership will help our business grow and continue to influence the scope of solutions we provide to the U.S. government, military, homeland security and intelligence agencies."

Talty earned bachelor's and master's degrees from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and a master's degree from George Washington University.

Northrop Grumman Corporation is a $30 billion global defense and technology company whose 122,000 employees provide innovative systems, products, and solutions in information and services, electronics, aerospace and shipbuilding to government and commercial customers worldwide.

  CONTACT:  Juli Ballesteros, APR
          Northrop Grumman Information Technology
          (703) 556-2736

          Jeff Orschel
          Northrop Grumman Information Technology
          (703) 556-2737