BETHPAGE, N.Y., Oct. 7, 2009 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has named Stephen D. Hogan vice president of Information Operations and Electronic Attack and Integrated Product Team leader for the company's Aerospace Systems sector.

As the team leader, Hogan will be responsible for directing approximately 600 employees working in Bethpage, N.Y., St. Augustine, Fla., Hollywood, Md., and Camarillo, Calif. The portfolio of the Information Operations and Electronic Attack IPT includes the Improved Capability III airborne electronic attack (AEA) system in the EA-6B Prowler and its derivative in the EA-18G Growler, the company's Next Generation Jammer (NGJ) offering, and advanced decision support and targeting software tools such as RainStorm(TM) and the Net-centric Enabled Mission eXecution System (NEMXS(TM)).

Prior to his promotion, Hogan was program director and capture lead for the company's NGJ program. He was responsible to win and execute all NGJ related contracts and development activities, as well as pursuing follow-on opportunities for the NGJ and its associated technologies.

Hogan previously led the Northrop Grumman team responsible for developing the AEA system that is the heart of the EA-18G. The EA-18G United States Navy-Boeing-Northrop Grumman team introduced this advanced AEA system to the fleet on time and under budget. For their efforts, the team was awarded the 2008 NAVAIR Commander's Award. Hogan also has won several management awards in his own right.

Before joining Northrop Grumman, Hogan had held program and acquisition management positions within the U. S. Department of the Navy.

He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from University of Maryland, a master's degree in engineering administration from George Washington University and is a certified program management professional.

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.

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