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Northrop Grumman Wins Role on Centers for Disease Control and Prevention $5 Billion Information Management Services Contract

MCLEAN, Va., Oct. 6, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has been selected by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to compete for task orders to provide information management and technology services in support of the CDC's global health mission under a $5 billion indefinite delivery, indefinite quantity contract.

Northrop Grumman will compete for task order awards in two of three domain areas for the CDC Information Management Services (CIMS) contract, including the information management services domain, and in the information technology (IT) infrastructure services domain. Work will be conducted over a two-year base period with four, two-year option periods.

"Northrop Grumman has been a committed partner of the CDC for more than a decade supporting critical global health priorities," said Linda Mills, corporate vice president and president for Northrop Grumman's Information Systems sector. "Our cutting-edge technology offerings coupled with our innovative and dedicated health experts will benefit the agency's health mission to improve the connection between clinical and public health."

A comprehensive breadth of technology services will be performed under the CIMS contract to equip the CDC with modern, secure and accessible systems and infrastructure. Northrop Grumman will compete for task orders under the information management systems domain that consist of planning, design, development, maintenance, engineering, integration and retirement of information systems. Within the IT infrastructure services domain, the company will vie for task orders to provide help desk services and engage in the design, installation, management and support of networks, data center operations, information security systems and conferencing services.

"We will leverage our broad range of science, technology, cybersecurity and public health services and solutions to help the CDC collaborate with state, local, federal and international entities to influence and impact the delivery of vital healthcare services," Mills added.

Work on the contract will be conducted in Atlanta and at various CDC sites nationwide as well as in approximately 50 countries around the world. Northrop Grumman's teammates include more than 20 large and small business and university partners.

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 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