updated 9/29/2010 8:16:37 AM ET 2010-09-29T12:16:37

MCLEAN, Va., Sept. 29, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has won a role on a $2.8 billion indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract to provide information technology (IT) solutions to the Social Security Administration (SSA) for improved service delivery to SSA stakeholders through IT and business process improvements.

The company will receive task order awards in three of nine technical areas under the seven-year Information Technology Support Services (ITSS) contract. The contract has a maximum ceiling value of $2.8 billion available for all task order awards.

"Northrop Grumman's established expertise as a leading integrator of advanced technology applications and customized hardware and software solutions will help modernize and keep secure the technical environment of the Social Security Administration," said Amy King, vice president of health IT programs for Northrop Grumman. "Northrop Grumman's contribution will benefit the agency in meeting its mission to serve citizens more efficiently."

A variety of technology services will be performed under the ITSS contract to manage the integration, reengineering and enhancement of legacy systems for the SSA. Northrop Grumman will provide support in the areas of application and business planning, analysis and requirements; data administration, programmatic repository and enterprise architecture; and software engineering management. The company will also compete for work in new technical areas to be defined by the SSA.

"Northrop Grumman looks forward to continuing its partnership with the Social Security Administration and transforming the way the agency serves the broad range of changing needs of the American public," said Tom Shelman, vice president and general manager for Northrop Grumman's Civil Systems Division.

Work on the contract will be conducted in Baltimore. Northrop Grumman's teammates include Reston, Va.-based Unisys and Maximus; SAIC, McLean, Va.; as well as a number of small business partners.

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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