MCLEAN, Va., April 23, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has named Richard J. Boak vice president and controller for the company's Information Technology (IT) sector. Boak reports to Bernard P. McVey Jr., vice president of business management, and chief financial officer of Northrop Grumman's IT sector.

In this role, Mr. Boak will oversee the sector's financial operations, including general accounting, accounts payable and payroll. He will be responsible for external financial planning and reporting, Sarbanes-Oxley compliance, and maintaining effective internal control practices for the sector.

"Rich's solid financial background and exceptional working knowledge of our business make him an ideal fit for this position," said McVey. "His leadership will further strengthen our management team and will serve the IT sector well."

Boak was most recently the director of business management and chief financial officer for Northrop Grumman IT's Civilian Agencies group. Prior to that, he served as the director of business management and chief financial officer for Northrop Grumman IT's Intelligence group.

Boak earned a bachelor's degree from James Madison University, Harrisonburg, Va., and is a certified public accountant.

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
          juli.ballesteros@ngc.com

          Jeff Orschel
          Northrop Grumman Information Technology
          (703) 556-2737
          jeffrey.orschel@ngc.com