MCLEAN, Va., Sept. 29, 2008 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has been awarded a Network Security Solutions contract to provide information technology (IT) security services for the Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR). This master contract would allow qualified buyers from the Texas public sector to purchase competitively priced IT security services from Northrop Grumman.

The indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract has an initial year value of $100,000 and is potentially worth $1 million over four years, with two initial years and two one-year options. The contract was awarded under the new DIR Go-Direct Cooperative Contracts Program.

Under the terms of the contract, Northrop Grumman's Information Technology (IT) sector will provide a wide-range of IT security services including security governance and advisory service, risk and vulnerability assessment, security support and intelligence, implementation, incident response, and security training services.

"This win will open many doors for those in the public sector to find and procure security solutions services," said Ed Sturms, vice president, infrastructure solutions for Northrop Grumman IT. "Northrop Grumman will be introduced to new customers, and in return we will provide them with the ability to compare like services across multiple vendors to drive competitive pricing on an ongoing basis."

Work on the contract will be performed in Austin, Texas. Northrop Grumman's teammate on the contract is In-Depth Security, Austin, Texas.

Northrop Grumman Corporation is a global defense and technology company whose 120,000 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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