BUFFALO, N.Y. – Sept. 19, 2014 – Sue Nowicki, engineering director at Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) Buffalo-based Amherst Systems business unit, was among 27 area women to be recognized for their business acumen and community spirit at the recent Buffalo Business First Women of Influence Awards.

Nowicki was honored in the Corporate Executive category, which recognizes female executives who have made their mark in a large corporate environment. A 25-year veteran of Northrop Grumman, Nowicki leads an engineering department that develops threat emitter simulators for pilot training.

"I am truly honored to receive this recognition," Nowicki said. "I am fortunate to be able to work with so many brilliant people and do such extremely interesting and challenging work. I love that I've been able to contribute to a company whose mission is to support our military and keep them safe. To be recognized for my contributions is very special to me."

Northrop Grumman's Amherst Systems produces deployable radio frequency and infrared simulators that bring the battlefield to life electronically. The company's simulators test the world's most advanced electronic warfare warning systems. By utilizing the entire electromagnetic spectrum and the highest levels of fidelity to simulate true-to-war conditions, Northrop Grumman trains and prepares pilots to help them come home safely.

Throughout her career, Nowicki has shown a commitment to education and dedication to helping area students become interested in engineering and related fields. She currently serves on the Dean's Advisory Council for the University of Buffalo's School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. Nowicki is also a member of the science, technology, engineering, art and math board at the Buffalo Academy of the Sacred Heart.

"Sue has most definitely made her mark at Northrop Grumman and is truly deserving of this recognition," said Joe Downie, site director, Amherst Systems business unit, Northrop Grumman. "She brings energy and enthusiasm to everything she does. As a leader in our organization, she has consistently displayed an ability to collaborate and innovate to support our mission and ensure success for our customers."

Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in unmanned systems, cyber, C4ISR, and logistics and modernization to government and commercial customers worldwide. Please visit www.northropgrumman.com for more information.

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