HERNDON, Va., Feb. 5, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE:NOC) Information Technology (IT) sector has been selected by the U.S. Army to provide research, development, and engineering program and integration support services. These services will help the Army's Research, Development, and Engineering Command (RDECOM) achieve its mission of developing, acquiring and sustaining soldier support as well as chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear-defense technology systems and services.

As part of this contract, Northrop Grumman IT will provide support services to the Army's newly formed RDECOM, which will include studies and analyses, planning, organizational support, reporting, training requirements, simulation of war games and battlefield scenarios, and database development and support.

"RDECOM headquarters is responsible for virtually all Army research, development and engineering," said Dr. William Lese, vice president, Simulation, Analysis, and Training Systems, Northrop Grumman IT. "Our expertise in the key RDECOM mission areas, such as program management, strategic planning, studies and analysis, modeling and simulation, wargaming, joint force transformation, and information management, will enable us to support RDECOM's mission of fielding technologies which sustain America's Army as the premier land force in the world."

"Northrop Grumman is well positioned to support RDECOM as it manages the development of key Army programs, as well as chemical and biological defense programs," said David Zolet, vice president, Homeland Security, Northrop Grumman Corporation. "We look forward to helping RDECOM transition the right technology in the shortest time to our soldiers."

The task order contract is valued at $10 million over three years to Northrop Grumman IT.

The company estimates this contract will bring approximately 10 new jobs to Northrop Grumman IT. Work on the contract will be conducted at the Northrop Grumman IT site in Aberdeen, Md.

Northrop Grumman IT teammates on the contract include The Tauri Group, Alexandria, Va.; Quicksilver Analytics, Inc., Abingdon, Md.; Camber Corporation, Huntsville, Ala.; HGS Engineering, Inc. Anniston, Ala.; SciTech Services, Inc., Edgewood, Md.; and URS Corporation, San Francisco, Calif.

Northrop Grumman Information Technology, based in Herndon, Va., is a trusted IT leader and premier provider of advanced IT solutions, engineering and business services for government and commercial clients. The company's expertise spans such areas as information systems integration; intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance; homeland security; enterprise hardware and software solutions; training and simulation; base and range support; signals intelligence; space systems; and specialized scientific, engineering and technical services.

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