HERNDON, Va., Aug. 30, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has named Thomas F. Fallon, Jr. vice president of mission assurance for the company's Technical Services sector.

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In this position, Fallon has executive responsibility for sector-wide mission assurance and Six Sigma functions to improve quality, increase productivity and provide predictable program performance.

"Tom has a proven track record of successfully leading large-scale process improvement initiatives at Northrop Grumman," said James L. Cameron, corporate vice president and president of Northrop Grumman Technical Services sector. "His technical expertise, management experience and leadership skills will be a tremendous asset to Technical Services as we strive toward greater process efficiencies, while delivering world-class support and services to our customers."

Mission assurance is a disciplined application of systems engineering, cost and risk estimation modeling, quality management, lessons learned and program-management principles to achieve 100 percent mission success. It is a proactive application of risk management which ensures that technical capabilities being delivered on programs meet customer expectations.

Since joining Northrop Grumman in 1974, Fallon has held a variety of professional and management positions of increasing responsibility in quality, engineering, manufacturing and program management. He served most recently as the director of quality assurance at the company's Electronic Systems sector.

Fallon earned a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Northeastern University and a master's degree in business administration from Babson College. He has completed the Six Sigma Green Belt certification program at the University of Michigan.

Northrop Grumman Corporation is a global defense company headquartered in Los Angeles, Calif. Northrop Grumman provides technologically advanced, innovative products, services and solutions in systems integration, defense electronics, information technology, advanced aircraft, shipbuilding and space technology. With more than 120,000 employees and operations in all 50 states and 25 countries, Northrop Grumman serves U.S. and international military, government and commercial customers.

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