DISA Selects Logicon for Multi-Year Information Assurance Services Contract

HERNDON, Va., Aug. 16, 2000 (PRIMEZONE) -- Logicon Inc., a Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) company, has been selected by the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) to be one of the prime contractors of information assurance (IA) services through a multiple award contract with the Department of Defense (DoD).

The information assurance/information technologies capabilities contract, also known as "I Assure," is an indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity program concentrated on IA services. Logicon is one of 11 contractors selected by DISA for the multiple award contract, which includes three base years and four one-year options. The total value of the contract to all contractors is $1.5 billion.

"Work in information assurance has blossomed in the past five years," said Lois Chadbourne, program manager-Logicon. "Since we've been involved in information assurance and related activities since 1973, Logicon anticipated this trend. Now, we have a specific contract vehicle for these tasks within the DoD."

Information assurance protects and defends information and information systems by ensuring their availability, confidentiality, integrity, authentication and non-repudiation. This includes providing for the restoration of information systems by incorporating protection, detection and reaction capabilities.

"Logicon has particular strength in certification and accreditation, public key infrastructure enablement, business continuity, secure Web operations and smart cards with biometrics," said Ms. Chadbourne.

As a prime contractor, Logicon will apply two of its key capabilities - systems integration and transitioning leading technology into operational environments. More than 20 companies are on Logicon's team, giving it the benefit of niche expertise from smaller companies and the depth of product offerings available from larger companies.

Logicon's Information Solutions unit will lead the contractor team. Work on the program will be performed primarily in the Washington, D.C., area, but will also extend to various DoD locations worldwide.

Logicon, headquartered in Herndon, is a leader in advanced information technologies, systems and services. Areas of expertise include command, control, communications, computers, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance; weapon systems; information systems; training and simulation; science and technology; base and range support; and commercial information services.

Northrop Grumman Corporation, headquartered in Los Angeles, is a world-class, high technology company providing innovative solutions in systems integration, defense electronics and information technology for its U.S. and international military, government and commercial customers, as a prime contractor, principal subcontractor, team member or preferred supplier. The company had revenues of $7.6 billion in 1999 (restated) and has a workforce of approximately 36,000 employees.

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