Stafford County Awards Northrop Grumman Public Safety Building Contract

MCLEAN, Va., Jan. 11, 2006 (PRIMEZONE) -- The County of Stafford, Va., has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) a contract to design and build a new public safety center and install several upgraded systems that will consolidate its public safety operations allowing for improved collaboration in emergency management situations.

The Stafford County public safety center program is valued at approximately $36.4 million over 25 months to Northrop Grumman's Information Technology (IT) sector.

As part of the contract, Northrop Grumman will oversee the design and construction of an approximately 114,000-square-foot public safety center for police, fire and rescue, and emergency operations. The new facility will contain a 9-1-1 communication center, an emergency management center and support all of the sheriff's administrative functions including detention and booking. In addition, the facility will contain administrative offices for fire and rescue, and sheriff personnel and other related line functions.

Northrop Grumman will also integrate new public safety systems designed for improved management of emergency operations and relocate legacy systems to the new center. In addition, the company will add new technologies to better help protect the public. These new technologies include installation of a voice over Internet protocol administrative telephone system, a subsystem timing infrastructure using global positioning system technology and a 9-1-1 telephone system. Northrop Grumman will serve as the systems integrator to oversee the installation of the new voice radio system.

"We look forward to supporting Stafford County with the new facility, which is the second of its kind for mid-sized government facilities specifically designed using advanced construction materials and systems to support the public safety mission," said Hugh Taylor, president of Northrop Grumman IT's Commercial, State and Local Solutions business. "Northrop Grumman is one of the leading builders of large public safety operations centers and we are pleased to bring to bear our expertise in systems integration and facility design/build for counties like Stafford and Roanoke in Virginia."

Northrop Grumman's teammates on the contract include NARDI Construction, Beltsville, Md., and DVA Architects, Gaithersburg, Md.

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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