HERNDON, Va., May 3, 2004 (PRIMEZONE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has received a $25 million contract from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to provide document imaging across the U.S.

As part of this contract, the services provided by Northrop Grumman's Information Technology (IT) sector will allow the SEC to store, retrieve and prepare all paper documents used for court cases. These litigation support services also include scanning SEC Enforcement Division files, optical character recognition services, and conversion of digital data into a Concordance database, a specialized database that supports litigation services.

"We offered the SEC a comprehensive solution that provides the best value across all SEC regional and district sites within a tight delivery schedule," said Wood Parker, president of the Information Technology sector's Federal Enterprise Solutions unit. "We are pleased to support the SEC and provide it with these services to enable it to process its information more quickly."

Work on the contract will support SEC offices nationwide, including New York City; Boston; Atlanta, Ga.; Salt Lake City; Los Angeles; San Francisco; Philadelphia; Miami; Denver; Chicago; and Ft. Worth, Texas.

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 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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          Northrop Grumman Information Technology 
          (703) 713-4675