Logicon, Tivoli Announce Agreement to Supply U.S. Air Force with Tivoli's Enterprise Management Product Line

Falls Church, Virginia, UNITED STATES


HERNDON, Va., June 9, 2000 (PRIMEZONE)-- Logicon Inc., a Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) company, has announced an agreement to be the exclusive distributor of Tivoli Enterprise(TM) information technology (IT) management products for desktop and security management to the U.S. Air Force.

The two-year agreement, which initially provides for sales and maintenance, will provide the Air Force with the lowest available price for these Tivoli Enterprise management software products.

"Through this agreement with Tivoli(R), Logicon has removed an impediment -product cost - from the acquisition and implementation of enterprise systems management environments in the Air Force," said Vince Steckler, vice president of Logicon's Application Solutions unit. "The Air Force will now be able to acquire an industry-leading capability at an exceptional discount off the list price, and the agreement ensures top-notch service to assist in product implementation."

Logicon provides total product, maintenance, training and service needs for its customers. As the largest supplier of commercial off-the-shelf software in the Federal market, Logicon negotiates flexible, cost-effective, enterprise-wide agreements for these customers with software manufacturers.

Tivoli Enterprise products is the industry's first end-to-end IT management solution to make it easy for centrally located administrators to manage hundreds of thousands of separate devices without sacrificing productivity, security or performance. The Tivoli Enterprise products selected by the Air Force are DII COE-compliant and include enterprise-wide host and data security.

"Tivoli is making a commitment through Logicon to supply the Air Force with software that will enable it to effectively and securely manage critical IT resources," said Jim Russell, Tivoli director-federal sales. "While Tivoli provides industry-leading technology, partners such as Logicon provide the customer knowledge and experience to make each deployment a success."

Tivoli products available through the agreement with Logicon include Distributed Monitoring, Management Framework, Inventory, Software Distribution, Security Management and User Administration.

Tivoli Systems Inc. provides the industry's leading open, highly scalable and cross-platform information technology management solutions that span networks, systems, applications and business-to-business e-commerce. Leading companies around the world use Tivoli software and Tivoli Ready(TM) products to reduce the cost and complexity of management networks systems, databases and applications.

Headquartered in Austin, Tex., Tivoli is an IBM company (NYSE:IBM). Tivoli distributes its products worldwide through a network of global sales offices, systems integrators, resellers and IBM sales channels. For more information, visit Tivoli on the Web at www.tivoli.com.

Logicon, headquartered in Herndon, is a leader in advanced information technologies, systems and services. Areas of expertise include command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR), weapon systems, information systems, training and simulation, science and technology, base and range support, and systems support services.

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