MCLEAN, Va., Jan. 27, 2009 -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) is one of 12 companies selected for the Biometrics Operations and Support Services Unrestricted (BOSS-U) contract by the U.S. Army. BOSS-U provides a range of technical services and solutions to fulfill the Army's Biometrics Task Force's biometrics services needs.

The BOSS-U program is an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract with a maximum ceiling value of $497 million available for task order awards. Work on the contract will be conducted over a three-year base period and two one-year option periods.

Under the terms of the contract, Northrop Grumman will compete for task orders to provide biometrics services, technical and management expertise, and solution-related enabling products in one or more of six functional categories. The functional categories include: management support services; infrastructure procurement, design, development, implementation, and integration; operations and maintenance; studies and analysis; advanced technology analysis and demonstration; and test and evaluation.

"Northrop Grumman and its BOSS-U teammates provide critical expertise in biometrics and identity management to the U.S. Department of Defense, putting solutions in the hands of the warfighter," said Ken Lehman, vice president of Identity Management for Northrop Grumman's Information Systems sector. "We deliver end-to-end biometrics capabilities that address national security, the global war on terrorism, and protect our troops."

Support on the task orders will be performed throughout the United States, and in any country where the Defense Department has a presence.

Northrop Grumman's enterprise biometric and identity management experience includes the Automated Biometric Identification System, the next generation authoritative multi-modal biometric repository for the Defense Department; and the Biometric Identification System for Access, which supports base access control in the Defense Department theatre of operation. Northrop Grumman also provides IDENT1, the world's largest scene-of-crime biometric repository system for the United Kingdom's National Policing Improvement Agency supporting 57 police forces and agencies.

Northrop Grumman Corporation is a leading global security company whose 120,000 employees provide innovative systems, products, and solutions in aerospace, electronics, information systems, shipbuilding and technical services to government and commercial customers worldwide.

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          Northrop Grumman Information Systems
          (571) 213-5302

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          Northrop Grumman Information Systems
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