MCLEAN, Va., April 4, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has been awarded a follow-on contract by Vought Aircraft Industries, Inc., Dallas, Texas for a variety of commercial information technology (IT) outsourcing services. The contract allows Northrop Grumman to continue managing Vought's IT infrastructure, and implementing a common operating environment.

Northrop Grumman's Information Technology sector was awarded the $95 million contract extension through 2007. The original contract, awarded in 2003, was valued at $120 million.

Northrop Grumman IT will continue to provide a comprehensive IT solution to Vought, including enterprise architecture planning, network engineering, network operations center, help desk, managed desktop services, onsite and remote support for technical applications servers and workstations, software systems support and engineering, information assurance services, and procurement support.

In addition, the follow-on contract includes modified resources and services to accommodate changes to the Vought IT environment and upgrading a new mainframe processor.

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

Northrop Grumman Information Technology, headquartered in McLean, 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, health IT 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
          Christy Whitman
          Northrop Grumman Information Technology 
          (703) 713-4436