WOODLAND HILLS, Calif., March 1, 2010 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has appointed Elizabeth D. Iversen sector vice president and general manager of its Navigation Systems Division, effective today.

Northrop Grumman's Navigation Systems Division designs and develops situational-awareness products and integrated avionics for international and domestic defense and commercial markets, navigation and positioning systems and sensors for space and high-value platforms, navigation-grade and tactical-grade inertial systems, fiber-optic gyro systems designed to customer requirements, underwater fiber-optic sensors, identification friend-or-foe interrogators, cockpit displays and computers, and logistics support products and services.

Iversen joined the company in 2005 as sector vice president of mission assurance for Northrop Grumman's Baltimore-based Electronic Systems sector. She has over 25 years of leadership experience with commercial and defense companies including Johnson & Johnson, GE, Gateway Computer, TRW and Hughes Aircraft Company. She brings expertise in operations management, supply change management, quality and reliability assurance, customer service, and lean six sigma implementation. Prior to joining Northrop Grumman, she served as vice president of worldwide process excellence for Johnson & Johnson.Â

Iversen earned her bachelor's degree in industrial engineering, business management and industrial psychology from Iowa State University. She has completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard University and a number of executive development programs, including the Women's Executive Leadership Program at Smith-Tuck, the Human Resources Executive Development Program at Cornell University, and the Global Strategic Management Program at Harvard University.

Iversen currently leads the Northrop Grumman Corporate Quality Council and serves as the executive sponsor for the Electronic Systems sector's Women's Initiative.

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.

  CONTACT:  Gina Piellusch
          Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems
          (818) 715-2285