Northrop Grumman to Provide Cybersecurity Solutions to U.S. Navy Information Operations

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| Source: Northrop Grumman Corp.

MCLEAN, Va., March 20, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has been selected to provide cybersecurity professional, technical and analytical support to a variety of U.S. Navy Information Operations organizations.

The five-year, indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity (ID/IQ) contract was awarded by the NAVSUP Fleet Logistics Center Norfolk to eight companies and is valued at $16.3 million for Northrop Grumman. The contract vehicle replaces a previous blanket purchase order, reducing costs, increasing access to innovation and improving cybersecurity mission effectiveness.

Under the contract, the Northrop Grumman team will provide full scope information operations support to Fleet Cyber Command, Naval Information Operations Command Norfolk, Navy Cyber Forces, and Fleet and Navy Cyber Defense Operations Command. Northrop Grumman will support the Navy's warfighting capabilities and all command missions, functions and tasks.

"Northrop Grumman is a longstanding partner of the Navy with a proven track record of strong performance," said Kathy Warden, vice president and general manager for Northrop Grumman's Cyber Intelligence Division. "We will leverage our deep cybersecurity experience in information operations, information warfare and SIGINT, and provide the Navy with innovative and affordable full spectrum solutions to help them meet their mission needs."

The work on this contract will be performed primarily in the Norfolk, Va., and Fort Meade, Md. areas and in various locations around the world. Northrop Grumman's partners include Calhoun International, Tampa, Fla.; TeleCommunication Systems, Inc., Annapolis, Md.; Client/Server Software Solutions, Inc, Omaha, Neb.; Goldbelt Hawk, Newport News, Va.; JB Management, Alexandria, Va.; and K2 Group, Vienna, Va.

Northrop Grumman is an industry leader in all aspects of computer network operations and cybersecurity, offering customers innovative solutions to help secure the nation's cyber future. For more about cybersecurity at Northrop Grumman, go to www.northropgrumman.com/cybersecurity.

Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in aerospace, electronics, information systems, and technical services to government and commercial customers worldwide. Please visit www.northropgrumman.com for more information.

Matt Szemborski
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