MCLEAN, Va., June 20, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has been awarded a task order by the Volpe National Transportation Systems Center (Volpe Center) to provide communications, surveillance, data processing and navigational assistance for the Enhanced Traffic Management System (ETMS) and the Traffic Flow Management (TFM) program at the Volpe Center in Cambridge, Mass.

Northrop Grumman's Information Technology (IT) sector supports various Volpe Center programs such as ETMS, TFM and collaborative decision making, ensuring communications, surveillance, data processing and navigational components of the Volpe Center are functioning smoothly.

"Northrop Grumman has been providing IT support to the Volpe Center for more than 12 years by offering them the resources they need to keep the nation's transportation infrastructure running," said Jill Kale, vice president of Enterprise Applications and Systems Integration for Northrop Grumman IT's Defense group. "The company will continue to use its demonstrated knowledge of ETMS and TFM programs and equipment, as well as proven management and cost competitiveness to provide excellent support to our customer."

Work on the task order will be conducted in Andover, Cambridge, and Allston, Mass., with teammate RLM Software, Inc., Allston, Mass.

Northrop Grumman Corporation is a $30 billion 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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