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Logicon Team Completes Test of Disaster Recovery Services For Texas State Agencies, University

HERNDON, Va. -- Feb. 28, 2001 -- A team led by Logicon Inc., a Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) company, has successfully completed a disaster recovery hot-site test for mainframe customers at the West Texas Disaster Recovery and Operations Center (WTDROC) in San Angelo, Tex.

The test demonstrated Logicon's ability to provide a complete package of disaster recovery services to its WTDROC mainframe customers. These services restore operating systems, databases and user files following a natural or man-made emergency and allow an organization to resume normal business operations.

"We've recently completed a major upgrade to the San Angelo facility, and this test helped confirm the added quality, service and value the center can now provide its customers," said Bob Bruner, WTDROC Data Center manager, Logicon. "If disaster strikes, the information systems of these agencies, and the citizens of the state of Texas who rely on them, will bewell-protected and well-served."

The hot-site test allowed customers to log on to the disaster recovery network and execute interactive transactions and test scenarios. These included logging on to their Data Base Management System and running online transactions, executing batch jobs submitted online and other mainframe capabilities.

Logicon manages the WTDROC under a contract with the Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR). Currently, Logicon performs disaster recovery and other information technology services for seven Texas agencies at WTDROC, which is located on the campus of Angelo State University in San Angelo. Logicon also supports KPMG, which is doing the Web portal, Texas Online, application for the state.

The disaster recovery test was held at the SunGuard Disaster Recovery Center in Philadelphia, Pa. SunGuard is a subcontractor to Logicon on the WTDROC program.

In addition to Angelo State University, agencies that participated in the test were the Texas Education Agency (TEA), the Texas Department of Mental Health and Mental Retardation, the Texas Department of Parks and Wildlife, and the Texas Workers Compensation Commission.

Carolyn Purcell, executive director, DIR, said, "Logicon leaves nothing to chance in the provision of disaster recovery services. These tests are a necessary confirmation of their readiness to respond."

"For the Texas Education Agency, the hot-site disaster recovery test was a complete success," said Dale Kreuger, director, Data Center Operations, TEA. "Everything went as expected, which can be directly attributed to the great pre-planning and pre-testing done by Logicon staff in San Angelo, Dallas and Hawthorne, (Calif.)"

Headquartered in Herndon, Logicon is the information technology sector of Northrop Grumman Corporation, and a leading provider of advanced information technologies, products, systems and services. Areas of expertise include command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (C4ISR); enterprise IT hardware and software solutions; information systems; training and simulation; science and technology; base and range support; and commercialinformation services.

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