RESTON, Va., Oct. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Northrop Grumman
Corporation (NYSE: NOC) recently received from the National Security Agency
(NSA) a $220 million contract to develop an advanced information management
and data storage system that will support efforts to modernize the nation's
electronic intelligence and broader signals intelligence capabilities.
Under the 51-month, cost-plus-award-fee Information Management and Storage
(IM&S) system development contract, Northrop Grumman will provide architecture
design, systems engineering, system development, integration and test and
IM&S will provide long-term, uniform access to electronic intelligence
data collected across the U.S. Department of Defense and intelligence
community. The system will directly support the information sharing strategy
of the Director of National Intelligence and the Defense Department's
"The men and women of Northrop Grumman and its subcontractor team are
excited to have been selected for this important program," said Robert A.
Pattishall, vice president and general manager for Northrop Grumman's
Surveillance and Reconnaissance Division. "The entire organization looks
forward to a strong partnership with NSA as we work together to revolutionize
signals intelligence information management and storage. This team is ideally
suited to provide the advances in technical capability and productivity
imperative to this vital effort, advances applicable to multiple missions
across the defense and intelligence communities."
Northrop Grumman was one of two companies to lead technology development
efforts before being selected for the IM&S contract.
"IM&S is a revolutionary step in information management. This system will
radically change the way analysts perform their jobs, resulting in a
significant increase in analyst productivity," said Loren Ryder, Northrop
Grumman's IM&S program manager. "We are pleased to have been selected for this
opportunity based on the merits of our technology and management approaches."
Northrop Grumman's IM&S team members include BAE Systems, San Diego; IBM,
Bethesda, Md.; Sparta, Inc., Lake Forest, Calif.; and Sierra Nevada
Corporation's Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Division, Sparks,
Nev.; as well as several distinguished small and disadvantaged businesses.
Northrop Grumman Corporation is a $30 billion global defense and
technology company whose 120,000 employees provide innovative systems,
products, and solutions in information and services, electronics, aerospace
and shipbuilding to government and commercial customers worldwide.
SOURCE Northrop Grumman Corporation
/CONTACT: George I. Seffers of Northrop Grumman Corporation
+1-703-345-8548, George.Seffers@ngc.com /
/Web site: http://www.northropgrumman.com /
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