MCLEAN, Va., Jan. 14, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has been awarded a follow-on contract by Vought Aircraft Industries, Inc., Dallas, for commercial information technology (IT) outsourcing services that provides continuity and flexibility in servicing Vought's heritage information systems.

The contract is valued at $86 million over three years to Northrop Grumman's Information Technology sector. Two one-year options could extend the contract total value to $138 million. The original contract was awarded in 2000.

Under the terms of the contract, Northrop Grumman will provide service desk and end-user computing assistance, application maintenance and support, centralized server and mainframe services, and network and voice communications at Vought locations throughout the United States.

"Northrop Grumman will continue to partner with Vought in the development of comprehensive IT solutions and robust service delivery that will allow Vought to focus on its core competency of delivering value to its customers," said Ed Sturms, vice president of infrastructure solutions for Northrop Grumman IT's Commercial, State and Local group.

Work on the contract will be conducted at Vought locations in Dallas, Grand Prairie and Irving, Texas; Everett, Wash.; Hawthorne, Calif.; Milledgeville, Ga.; Nashville, Tenn.; and Stuart, Fla.

Northrop Grumman Corporation is a $31.5 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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          Northrop Grumman Information Technology
          (571) 213-5302

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          Northrop Grumman Information Technology
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