HERNDON, Va., July 1, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has named Robert F. (Bob) Brammer vice president and chief technology officer of the company's Information Technology (IT) sector effective July 9.

He will report to James O'Neill, president, Northrop Grumman IT, and will be responsible for executing integrated technology plans across the sector to further enhance technical resources.

"Bob has been instrumental in introducing and applying new technologies that meet current and future customer demand," said O'Neill. "He has developed and implemented innovative strategies, business improvement and technology insertion. His track record clearly demonstrates outstanding contributions to Northrop Grumman."

Most recently, Brammer was director of technology at the IT sector's TASC business unit, where he was responsible for the strategic direction and management of TASC's research and development and other growth programs.

Brammer earned a bachelor's degree in mathematics from the University of Michigan and master's and doctoral degrees in mathematics from the University of Maryland, College Park.

Northrop Grumman Information Technology, headquartered in Herndon, Va., is a trusted IT leader and premier provider of advanced IT solutions, engineering and business services for government and commercial clients. The company's technological leadership spans such areas as homeland security solutions, secure wireless, cyber and physical assurance, IT and network infrastructure, managed services, knowledge management, modeling and simulation, and geospatial intelligence solutions.

  CONTACT:  Juli Ballesteros, APR
          Northrop Grumman Information Technology 
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