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Northrop Grumman Achieves U.S. Federal Award From Cisco Systems, Inc.

MCLEAN, Va., April 26, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Cisco Systems (Nasdaq:CSCO) has awarded Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) a U.S. Theatre Award during the Cisco Partner Summit 2005, recognizing Northrop Grumman for its outstanding performance in the 2004 federal market. Northrop Grumman's Information Technology (IT) sector offers customers leading-edge Cisco-networking products and services with a focus on multi-service networking, voice-over-internet protocol, enterprise management and security services.

"Our channel partners are critical to our success," said Chuck Robbins, vice president of U.S. Channels, Cisco Systems. "At our annual Partner Summit, I had the privilege of recognizing our top channel partner performers for 2004. I congratulate Northrop Grumman on an award-winning year."

"Our continuing focus on Cisco-based network solutions, coupling Cisco advanced technology and Northrop Grumman best-of-breed service offerings, solves the mission critical needs of our customers," said Jim White, president of Northrop Grumman IT's Computing Systems business unit. "We are a high-end, value-added reseller with a long history of implementing leading technology with highly certified professional services resources."

Northrop Grumman IT, the first Cisco Systems Gold Certified Partner to work exclusively with the federal government, has significant engineering resources and has also made a significant commitment to the Cisco SMARTnet maintenance program.

Northrop Grumman Information Technology, headquartered in McLean, Va., is a trusted IT leader and premier provider of advanced IT solutions, engineering and business services for government and commercial clients. The company's technological leadership spans such areas as homeland security solutions, health IT solutions, secure wireless, cyber and physical assurance, IT and network infrastructure, managed services, knowledge management, modeling and simulation, and geospatial intelligence solutions.

CONTACT:  Juli Ballesteros, APR
          Northrop Grumman Information Technology
          (703) 713-4675
          juli.ballesteros@ngc.com