WASHINGTON, March 6, 2012 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) employee Kathy Moon was one of 15 recipients of the Asian American Engineer of the Year (AAEOY) Award at the Eleventh AAEOY Conference, held this weekend in Albuquerque, N.M.

The Asian American Engineer of the Year award recognizes outstanding Asian American professionals in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and leadership. Candidates are nominated from the corporate, academic and government sectors as well as other renowned institutions.

Moon is a chief architect for Northrop Grumman's Enterprise Shared Services organization, leading development of its long range strategic planning. She also supervises the information technology (IT) product standards process and has facilitated IT organization and business partner cross-functional governance teams to prioritize IT investments to drive business.

Moon is actively involved in her community, serving as the area governor of Toastmasters International, Los Angeles district, working with club officers and district leaders to develop communication skills for members. She also tutors elementary through college level students in math and received recognition as a Women of Color magazine Technology All Star in 2010.

"Northrop Grumman is extremely proud of Kathy Moon's accomplishments," said Bernie McVey, vice president and chief information officer. "Her proven experience in strategic planning, systems engineering and program management disciplines has been a key enabler for our internal information technology initiatives."

Moon received her bachelor's degree in mathematics from Occidental College and her master's degree in computer science from the University of Southern California. In addition, she has completed executive management programs from Northwestern University's Kellogg Graduate School of Management and Stanford University.

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

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