updated 11/24/2010 2:15:55 AM ET 2010-11-24T07:15:55

HERNDON, Va., Nov. 23, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has been chosen to partner with the Defense Manpower Data Center (DMDC) to provide project management, software development, data management support and research and analysis.

The task order, which was awarded under the CIO-SP2i contract, has a total program value of $83.4 million with a six month base and four option years.

"We have forged a tremendous partnership with our DMDC customer that is founded on our exceptional past performance," said Greg Schmidt, vice president and general manager of Northrop Grumman's Training Solutions Division. "We look forward to continuing to provide the Department of Defense with the innovative solutions that are required in the 21st century."

The Northrop Grumman team will work with the DMDC to support uniformed services personnel across their three lines of business; Identity, Entitlements and Benefits, and Decision Support. In this capacity, they will assist with software development for delivery of services to include web-based products, physical access and identity management systems, analyses of data for improving services, provisioning of benefits and delivery of decision data.

"For nearly 30 years, we've been providing servicemembers and their families with a set of critical services," said Debrah Dornath, DMDC program manager. "This is clearly a case of 'doing work that counts.'"

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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