MCLEAN, Va., July 24, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has appointed Edward M. Swallow vice president of strategic capture and campaigns for the company's Information Technology (IT) sector, effective immediately.

Prior to his appointment, Swallow was director of strategic capture for the IT sector. As vice president, he is responsible for positioning, capture and proposal efforts and analyzing new IT market opportunities. He also leads efforts to standardize capture and proposal processes across the IT sector and support corporate initiatives to identify and promulgate best practices in pursuing new business.

"Ed's strong capture leadership and proposal management expertise make him uniquely qualified to lead our capture and proposal efforts," said James O'Neill, president of Northrop Grumman's IT sector. "In this critical role, Ed's efforts will enhance our ability to capture new business more effectively with improved processes and through the use of best practices."

Swallow joined Northrop Grumman in 2001 as director of strategic development for the IT sector's Intelligence group. Prior to joining Northrop Grumman he was vice president of business development for the Government Services Group of Steven Myers and Associates. Earlier in his career, he held capture and proposal leadership positions with Space Applications Corporation and Logicon. Swallow served in the U.S. Air Force and retired from the Air Force Reserve in 2003.

He earned a bachelor's degree in physics and astronomy from the State University of New York, Oneonta, a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from Syracuse University, and a master's degree in systems management from the University of Southern California. He is a graduate of the Air Force's Squadron Officer's School and Air Command and Staff College.

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.

  CONTACT:  Juli Ballesteros, APR
          Northrop Grumman Information Technology 
          (703) 556-2736
          juli.ballesteros@ngc.com