Photo Release -- Northrop Grumman Appoints Jennifer Boykin Vice President of Quality and Process Excellence for Shipbuilding -- Newport News

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NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Feb. 23, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has appointed Jennifer Boykin vice president of quality and process excellence for Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding in Newport News, Va.

A photo accompanying this release is available at http://media.primezone.com/noc/

Boykin is responsible for the formulation, management and oversight of the quality and process excellence programs, policies, goals and objectives. She directs and controls the planning, development, and enforcement of comprehensive and integrated quality and continuous improvement programs throughout the division and across the sector. She reports to Matt Mulherin, sector vice president and general manager of Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding's Newport News operations.

"Our ability to improve processes, drive down cost and engage our employees while meeting or exceeding our quality commitments is critical to the company's performance and reputation," said Mulherin. "Jennifer Boykin's leadership, experience and attention to detail will help us continue to drive accountability into our quality and process excellence organizations to meet these challenges."

Boykin joined the company in 1987 in the nuclear engineering department. She most recently served as vice president of process excellence and has held progressively responsible positions, including director of facilities and waterfront support, program manager for the nuclear engineering division, and construction superintendent for the aircraft carrier program during construction of the USS John C. Stennis and USS Harry S. Truman.

She earned a bachelor's degree in marine engineering from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy and a master's degree in engineering management from The George Washington University.

Northrop Grumman Corporation is a leading global security company whose 120,000 employees provide innovative systems, products and solutions in aerospace, electronics, information systems, shipbuilding and technical services to government and commercial customers worldwide.

CONTACT:  Jennifer Dellapenta
          Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding
          (757) 380-3558
          Jennifer.Dellapenta@ngc.com

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