updated 2/21/2011 8:17:18 AM ET 2011-02-21T13:17:18

MCLEAN, Va., Feb. 21, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has introduced a mobile application available to U.S. military veterans that enables secure access to health information and records from a mobile device.

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)-developed "Blue Button" capability allows VA patients to download their personal health information through their VA MyHealtheVet account to share with medical providers. Northrop Grumman created a complementary application, "VA-214", which gives veterans the ability to access their personal electronic health records stored in MyHealtheVet on their mobile device.

The VA-214 application is currently available on both Apple's iOS and Google's Android platform. The app allows veterans to view their personal information and medications at the touch of a button.

"Following the innovation lead of the VA's chief technology officer Peter Levin, the development of this application for secure, reliable and portable personal health records supports the administration's goal of promoting greater use of health information technology," said Amy King, vice president of health IT programs for Northrop Grumman. "We are excited to support the Department of Veterans Affairs to extend access of personal health information through the Blue Button feature and through additional mobile devices."

This new application gives veterans ready access to personal health information for better understanding of their medical history and to partner more effectively with health providers. The application is accessible to all MyHealtheVet accounts, about one million veterans in total.

The VA-214 application is available for download at www.northropgrumman.com/apps .

Northrop Grumman is a trusted integrator of advanced health solutions, including health and benefits systems management and information security. The company's services span the public health, healthcare delivery and life sciences domains, and include cutting-edge information exchange for electronic health records, Web-enabled workflow processing and large-scale information management. Northrop Grumman has developed a range of military health solutions applicable and adaptable for today's emerging national priorities. Please visit www.northropgrumman.com/health .

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.

CONTACT: Christy Whitman
         Northrop Grumman Information Systems
         (571) 213-5302
         christine.whitman@ngc.com

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