ARLINGTON, Va., May 16, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has named Thomas W. Conroy vice president of intelligence programs for the company. In this position, Conroy reports to Larry Lanzillotta, vice president of customer relations within Northrop Grumman's government relations organization located in the company's Washington office.

As vice president of intelligence programs, Conroy will serve as Northrop Grumman's primary liaison for government customer representatives and coordinate customer interactions with the corporation's business sectors. He will help identify and align company capabilities for the intelligence community with national security requirements to solve problems and increase the company's contributions to the nation's intelligence mission.

"In his new position, Tom brings to the corporation vast national security expertise as well as unique insight into our government's intelligence requirements," said Robert W. Helm, corporate vice president of government relations. "Tom served in the U.S. Government's intelligence community with distinction for more than 33 years prior to joining Northrop Grumman and has invaluable experience and proven leadership in this area."

Conroy joined Northrop Grumman's Intelligence Group (TASC), a business unit of the company's Information Technology sector, in 2001 as vice president of national security programs.

Prior to joining Northrop Grumman, Conroy served the U.S. government as senior executive and technical program manager with the Central Intelligence Agency and the National Reconnaissance Office. He formulated, advocated, initiated and directed state-of-the-art technical collection and communications programs. He is experienced in program management, problem solving, systems engineering, program planning and development, budget management, human resource administration, all-source intelligence analysis, collection and operations.

Throughout his government career, Conroy worked closely with senior level decision-makers across the intelligence community, Department of State, the military and Congress.

Conroy earned a bachelor's and master's degree in electrical engineering from the University of Maryland. He serves on the Board of Directors of Northwest Federal Credit Union and was the chairman from 1995 to 2000.

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.

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