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Northrop Grumman Announces U.S. Army ITES-2S Award

MCLEAN, Va., May 17, 2007 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has been awarded an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) contract by the U.S. Army that supports the Army's transformational efforts with their information technology infrastructure. This ID/IQ contract, Information Technology Enterprise Solutions 2 Services (ITES-2S), was awarded to 16 contractors, including Northrop Grumman's Information Technology (IT) sector.

ITES-2S is a nine-year, $20 billion, ID/IQ program that will provide the Army with a full range of information technology services and solutions to support enterprise infrastructure goals worldwide, including command, control, communications, computers, and information management.

Northrop Grumman's teammates on the program include Nortel Government Solutions, Fairfax, Va.; Siemens AG, Munich, Germany; L-3 Communications Titan Group, Reston, Va.; T-Systems, Frankfurt, Germany; and Unisys Corp., Blue Bell, Pa., in addition to 22 small business partners. The team provides strong Army domain expertise and the depth and breadth required to handle simultaneous, enterprise-level projects globally.

"Northrop Grumman and our industry teammates have significant experience managing large, enterprise-level performance-based contracts in the federal markets," said Catherine Kuenzel, vice president of Enterprise Infrastructure Services and Solutions for Northrop Grumman IT's Defense group. "We will continue to strengthen our partnership with the Army to help optimize their IT investment for the best possible support to the warfighter."

ITES-2S is a key element of the Army Enterprise Infrastructure Transformation program, which is designed to reduce the cost of maintaining information systems while improving access to information and applications.

Northrop Grumman Corporation is a $30 billion global defense and technology company whose 122,000 employees provide innovative systems, products, and solutions in information and services, electronics, aerospace and shipbuilding to government and commercial customers worldwide.

CONTACT:  Juli Ballesteros, APR
          Northrop Grumman Information Technology
          (703) 556-2736

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