Photo Release -- Northrop Grumman Names Jill Kale Vice President of Commercial, State and Local Business Unit

MCLEAN, Va., Dec. 21, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has appointed Jill Kale vice president of strategic program management, transitions and processes, for the Commercial, State and Local business unit of Northrop Grumman's Information Technology (IT) sector, effective Jan. 1, 2006.

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In this role, Kale will be responsible for the execution of the business' key programs, oversight of major programs and the development and implementation of process-improvement initiatives that drive operational efficiency to meet customer expectations.

"Jill's extensive background in the aerospace industry and proven business acumen in the implementation of critical programs will provide strategic insight and focus to the solutions we provide our customers," said Hugh Taylor, president of Northrop Grumman IT's Commercial, State and Local Solutions business unit.

Previously, Kale was vice president of airborne surveillance for Northrop Grumman's Electronic Systems sector. She also held vice president roles within sector operations, program operations, and systems development and technology.

Kale earned a bachelor's degree in industrial engineering from Rutgers University, and a master's degree in business administration from George Washington University.

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.

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