updated 9/28/2010 9:45:59 AM ET 2010-09-28T13:45:59

MCLEAN, Va., Sept. 28, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has been awarded a $2.63 billion task order by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) to install a campus-wide information technology (IT) infrastructure for secure communications and operations at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) St. Elizabeths headquarters in Washington, D.C.

The 10-year, St. Elizabeths IT support program was awarded under the Alliant indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract. Work will be conducted over a five-year base period with a two-year option and an additional three-year option period for a total potential value of $2.63 billion.

Northrop Grumman will design, install, test, operate and maintain a seamless, integrated and secure IT solution throughout the DHS consolidated headquarters at the Washington, D.C.-based St. Elizabeths campus. The company will provide a top-level security and information platform for the department to execute its homeland security missions, including interfacing with the departments' cyber security resources.

"Northrop Grumman has been a leading IT systems provider to the DHS since its inception in 2003, and our team brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to this task order as a leading provider of IT solutions to the federal government," said Linda A. Mills, corporate vice president and president of Northrop Grumman's Information Systems sector. "We will partner with the General Services Administration and DHS to achieve enterprise efficiency in full life-cycle support of IT access to applications, systems and services for a secure and efficient enterprise IT network that has important implications to national security."

As part of the task order, Northrop Grumman will provide IT equipment, connectivity and operations and maintenance support; physical security and access control for the campus and buildings; voice, video and data telecommunications, including wireless; smart building and green management systems; and overall program and subcontractor management.

"The Department of Homeland Security has a vital role in protecting America's cyber assets and working collaboratively with public, private and international entities to secure the cyberspace domain," Mills added. "Northrop Grumman will leverage its broad expertise to bring the St. Elizabeths campus and the department world-class cyber security capabilities that will effectively enhance the security of the U.S. critical infrastructure."

Work on the task order will be conducted in Washington, D.C., and at Northrop Grumman locations in the national capital region.

Northrop Grumman's team includes IBM, Armonk, N.Y.; Johnson Controls, Milwaukee, Wis.; CACI, Arlington, Va.; TWD & Associates, Arlington, Va.; Diebold, North Canton, Ohio; Cosentini Associates, New York, N.Y.; as well as multiple small businesses, including women-, veteran-, service-disabled veteran-owned, and Historically Underutilized Business Zone  partners.

Northrop Grumman is a premier global security provider whose diversified offerings for homeland security cover land, sea, undersea, air, space, and cyberspace. The company provides comprehensive technology solutions for a wide customer community including intelligence, defense, federal civil, state and local, commercial, and international clients. 

Northrop Grumman Corporation is a leading global security company whose 120,000 employees provide innovative systems, products, and solutions in aerospace, electronics, information systems, shipbuilding and technical services to government and commercial customers worldwide. Please visit www.northropgrumman.com for more information.

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