updated 5/12/2011 8:16:39 AM ET 2011-05-12T12:16:39

MCLEAN, Va., May 12, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has again been selected by the U.S. Department of Justice for a role on an indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract for information technology (IT) solutions. The work will continue to modernize and secure the department's information systems while delivering more cost-effective and efficient IT operations.

Northrop Grumman is one of 20 companies selected to compete for task order awards under the Information Technology Support Services-4 (ITSS-4) program, which has a collective ceiling of $1.1 billion. Work will be conducted over a six-month base period and six one-year option periods. The scope of the program includes a range of tasks and processes related to cybersecurity, mission support, and enterprise application services and technology. 

To meet the requirements of the diverse ITSS-4 program, Northrop Grumman assembled a team consisting of 20 large and small business partners. The team will provide integration, modification and maintenance of current systems and support for future program needs throughout Justice Department offices and bureaus. By leveraging new applications, technologies and software, the department will benefit from increased security, business effectiveness and customer service.

"Northrop Grumman is a leading provider of certification and accreditation, and information systems security to the U.S. Department of the Justice and its component organizations," said Catherine Kuenzel, vice president of federal mission programs for Northrop Grumman's Information Systems sector. "We look forward to the opportunity to provide expertise and technologies that will help meet the agency's ongoing needs for secure and optimized IT services."

Since 2002, Northrop Grumman has supported the ITSS program in emerging technologies for large-scale data management, litigation and investigative-based case management solutions. The company has also provided program management support within the agency's complex and classified environments, with specialized capabilities in information assurance, security certification and accreditation initiatives, and IT security analysis and engineering services for Federal Information Security Management Act compliance throughout Justice Department organizations.

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

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

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