updated 3/1/2011 8:16:17 AM ET 2011-03-01T13:16:17

MCLEAN, Va., March 1, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has been awarded a contract for cyberspace operations supporting the U.S. Navy's Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific (SSC Pacific) to provide cyberspace science, research, engineering and technology integration.

The cyberspace operations contract is an indefinite-delivery indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) contract structure with a two-year base period with three one-year option years with a potential value of $200 million. Northrop Grumman is one of four companies that will compete for task orders under the contract. Work on this contract will be performed primarily in San Diego.

"Northrop Grumman has a wide breadth of experience and past performance in the cyberspace operations domain," said Kevin Sculley, Northrop Grumman vice president, integrated mission systems. "Through our longstanding relationship with the SSC Pacific organization, we have been successful in providing them new technologies. This contract will help further define our cyberspace solutions to the new generation of warfighters and assure the Navy's information dominance vision for the future."

The scope of the contract will include examining the science, architecture, engineering, functionality, interface and interoperability of cyberspace operations systems, services and capabilities. Northrop Grumman will perform operations and requirements analysis, concept formulation and development, feasibility demonstrations and operational support. Additionally, the team will design and implement software as well as systems integration, test and evaluation, and demonstration.

Northrop Grumman is an industry leader in all aspects of computer network operations and cybersecurity, offering customers innovative solutions to help secure the nation's cyber future. For more about cybersecurity at Northrop Grumman, go to www.northropgrumman.com/cybersecurity .

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: Megan Mitchell
         Northrop Grumman Information Systems
         (703) 556-1657
         megan.mitchell@ngc.com

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