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News Release -
U.S. Army Awards Northrop Grumman $267 Million Defense Knowledge Online NETCENTS Task Order
MCLEAN, Va., March 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Northrop Grumman
Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has been awarded a task order with a $267 million
ceiling by the U.S. Army to develop Defense Knowledge Online (DKO), the
largest portal task order ever awarded in the federal government. The task
order was awarded under the U.S. Air Force Network-Centric Solutions contract
DKO is the single enterprise service portal, serving as the entry point
for all U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and authorized users to access DoD
and government intranets supporting operations, missions and critical support
processes for forces worldwide. DKO will provide relevant information and
applications to the warfighter and other government users through a secure
service-oriented framework to help them perform their missions more
Under the terms of the task order, Northrop Grumman's Information
Technology (IT) sector will provide full systems integration, application
development, and operations and maintenance and technology evolution, growing
the DKO enterprise solution from 1.8 million users to possibly eight million
users or more, potentially across all federal government agencies.
"Our Northrop Grumman team brings a wealth of experience with DKO's
foundation and every major integration element so that we can minimize
transition and integration risks while rapidly deploying DKO capabilities,"
said Catherine Kuenzel, vice president of Enterprise Infrastructure Services
and Solutions for Northrop Grumman IT's Defense group. "In addition, we will
help reduce total cost of ownership by adopting best practices."
The length of the DKO task order is one year with four six-month options.
Initial work will be performed at Fort Belvoir, Va., an undisclosed site in
Maryland, and in southwest Asia.
Northrop Grumman's teammates on the contract include Cherry Road
Technologies, Parsippany, N.J.; Appian, Vienna, Va.; AT&T, San Antonio, Texas;
CISCO Systems, Inc., San Jose, Calif.; Dell, Round Rock, Texas; EMC2,
Hopkinton, Mass.; SUN Microsystems, Santa Clara, Calif.; CSC, El Segundo,
Calif.; SAIC, San Diego; EDS, Plano, Texas; ePlus, Inc. and McDonald Bradley,
Inc., Herndon, Va.; SOLERS, Inc., Arlington, Va.; Ennovex Solutions, Inc.,
Chantilly, Va.; and SRA International, Fairfax, Va.
Northrop Grumman will provide domain expertise and tactical warfighting
"This new award is significant to Northrop Grumman due to the growing
importance of sharing critical information regarding our nation's defense and
security seamlessly and instantaneously across all federal government
agencies," said David Zolet, president of Northrop Grumman IT's Defense group.
"The DKO task order affirms Northrop Grumman's position as the leading
provider of enterprise portal solutions across Department of Defense,
intelligence, and civilian agency domains."
Northrop Grumman is a $30 billion global defense and technology company
whose 122,000 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: Juli Ballesteros, APR, Northrop Grumman Corporation,
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