HERNDON, Va., Aug. 12, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has received a $71.2 million task order from the U.S. Army to provide acquisition and software support, which will help the Army with command, control, communications and computers, intelligence surveillance and reconnaissance program readiness.

As part of this five-year task order, the Northrop Grumman's Information Technology (IT) sector team will provide program management, engineering, security, logistics and technical support. The task order also includes engineering and technology integration for current and new programs including interoperability analysis and testing, system design and configuration, and modeling and simulation.

"Northrop Grumman's capabilities in system migration and its ability to adapt emerging technologies will maintain secure and tactical information and communication systems that will best support the warfighter," said Kent Schneider, president, Defense Enterprise Solutions, Northrop Grumman IT. "We have skilled and experienced staff assisting the Army in the transformation and evolution of its systems and activities."

The task order is part of a $1.4 billion software and systems engineering indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract awarded by the Army's Communications-Electronics Command in October 2001.

This task order will bring approximately 35 new jobs to Northrop Grumman IT.

Northrop Grumman IT teammates on the contract include Data Corporation of America, Colts Neck, N.J.; PKMM, Oceanport, N.J.; and NetCentric Computer Solutions, Freehold, N.J.

Northrop Grumman Information Technology, headquartered 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 technological leadership spans such areas as homeland security solutions, secure wireless, cyber and physical assurance, IT and network infrastructure, managed services, knowledge management, modeling and simulation, and geospatial intelligence solutions.

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