LOS ANGELES, April 2, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Two Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) employees, Brad Furukawa, vice president and chief information officer for the company's Space Technology sector and Dr. Kim L. Ong, an industrial engineer and statistician within the company's Information Technology sector, received awards for their outstanding contributions to engineering and community service at the 2007 Asian American Engineer of the Year Awards (AAEOY) in Washington, held on March 31.

The awards were presented by the Chinese Institute of Engineers-USA (CIE-USA). CIE-USA is dedicated to fostering human relations, and promoting diversity and information exchange among engineers and scientists. Nominees were judged on professional achievements, impact of professional accomplishments and community service.

"Northrop Grumman gratefully acknowledges the skills and achievements of Brad and Kim," said Michele Toth, vice president of human resources and administration and competitive excellence for Northrop Grumman's Information Technology (IT) sector. "These two leaders are highly valued within the company and their talents merit these awards."

Furukawa is a 25-year veteran of Northrop Grumman. He is responsible for defining the IT strategic direction for the Space Technology sector and for delivering cost-effective, timely, high-quality internal IT solutions and services, which align with the sector's business priorities.

Furukawa earned a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Northern Illinois University, DeKalb. He also holds a Six Sigma Greenbelt certificate.

Ong serves as Northrop Grumman's project manager for the National Cancer Institute Center for Bioinformatics Thesaurus Maintenance and Application Development Support Project. He has more than 20 years of system engineering, software development and project management experience. He also holds Northrop Grumman IT's Technical Fellow designation. Technical Fellows contribute individually and collectively to Northrop Grumman IT's technical direction, and provide a resource for technical information and skill.

Ong earned a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Tamkang University, Taipei, Taiwan, and master's degrees in industrial engineering and applied statistics, and a Ph.D. in industrial engineering from Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind.

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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