MCLEAN, Va., May 30, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) Jennifer Murrill was recognized as a winner by Women in Technology (WIT) at its Eighth Annual Women in Technology Leadership Awards. Murrill, an employee of Northrop Grumman's Information Technology (IT) sector, was honored in the Rising Star category for demonstrated leadership at an early point in her career.

Murrill is a cost analyst for Northrop Grumman IT's Intelligence group. In this role, she applies mathematical concepts and statistical methods to analyze engineering data in an effort to predict the future cost of complex systems from development, through production, to operations and support. Murrill is also involved in cost research, data collections, data normalization, and independent cost estimates and methods development for space systems in the intelligence community.

"Jenny is highly regarded as a role model within Northrop Grumman and the community," said Michele Toth, vice president of human resources and administration and competitive excellence for Northrop Grumman IT. "She has committed herself to the engineering profession while staying actively involved in her local and academic communities. Her talents and perseverance merit this distinguished award."

Women in Technology is the premier organization contributing to the success of professional women in the greater Washington, D.C. technology community. The awards recognize women who embody WIT's spirit to "connect, lead, succeed."

Murrill was recognized for her achievements in the workplace as well as the community. She works daily with cutting-edge technology programs for space systems and is a strong advocate for improving the processes used in developing cost estimates. Murrill also serves as a mentor to elementary, middle school and college-age children and young adults, advocating education and careers in math, science and engineering.

"Through Jenny's hard work, commitment to quality and customer satisfaction, recruiting and mentoring, and support to business development, she has contributed to her department achieving significant annual growth over her four years with Northrop Grumman," said Wood Parker, president of Northrop Grumman IT's Intelligence group.

Murrill earned bachelor's and master's degrees in systems and information engineering from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville.

Women in Technology (WIT) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to offering women involved in all levels of the technology industry a wide range of professional development and networking opportunities. One of the organization's main goals is to create a forum where women in technology can be recognized and promoted as role models. The organization's values are embodied in its tag line: Connect. Lead. Succeed. WIT was founded in 1994 and has nearly 1,000 members. For more information, please visit WIT's web site, .

Northrop Grumman Corporation is a $30 billion global defense and technology company whose 122,000 employees provide innovative systems, products, and solutions in information and services, electronics, aerospace and shipbuilding to government and commercial customers worldwide.

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