HERNDON, Va., June 10, 2010 -- The U.S. General Services Administration has recognized the Northrop Grumman Corporation-led (NYSE:NOC) joint venture National Security Technologies LLC (NSTec) and the National Nuclear Security Administration's Nevada Site Office (NNSA/NSO) with a 2009 Federal Aviation Program Award.

NSTec and NNSA/NSO received the award in the Small Aviation Program category, which recognizes their outstanding work and strict adherence to high standards in the Remote Sensing Laboratory (RSL) Aviation Program.

The RSL Aviation Program provides aerial support to the NNSA Office of Emergency Response to protect U.S. citizens from nuclear and radiological attacks or accidents from Nellis Air Force Base, Las Vegas and Andrews Air Force Base, Suitland, Md.

The Federal Aviation Program Awards recognize agencies that have demonstrated how their flight programs support mission success.  An independent panel of aviation experts evaluated the organization's outstanding achievements in aircraft administration, operations, maintenance, training and safety.

"Our extremely dedicated and highly experienced team is comprised of the best aviation and security professionals in the world, who are focused on ensuring our nation is secure from radiological and nuclear threats," said Dr. Steve Younger, president of NSTec.  "This award is reflective of the team's commitment to national security and our strong partnership with our customer to support their vital missions today, while always preparing to meet future requirements."

The Nevada Site Office team also won this government-wide award in 2004 and 2006.  This year's award marks the third time in six years the Nevada Team has received this prestigious recognition.

Northrop Grumman Technical Services is the managing partner of the joint venture that includes team members AECOM, Los Angeles; CH2M Hill, Englewood, Colo.; and The Babcock & Wilcox Company, Lynchburg, Va.

The Department of Energy has also recognized the RSL Aviation Program for its outstanding work in aviation management and administration, operations, maintenance, training and safety with the 2009 Jeff Snow Aviation Program Memorial Award.

Northrop Grumman Corporation is a leading global security company whose 120,000 employees provide innovative systems, products, and solutions in aerospace, electronics, information systems, shipbuilding and technical services to government and commercial customers worldwide. Please visit www.northropgrumman.com for more information.

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