California Educational Data Processing Association
The DataBus - Vol. 37, No. 5
August-September, 1997

Northrop Grumman Receives Certification For Year 2000 IT Services Offering

Bob Shupe, Northrop Grumman

LOS ANGELES, July 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has received ITAA*2000 certification from the Information Technology Association of America (ITAA) for its Year 2000 IT (information technology) solutions services offering, signifying that the company meets the IT industry's best software development practices for addressing the Year 2000 issue.

To qualify, Northrop Grumman participated in a rigorous evaluation of its approach to date conversion, including an extensive review involving 11 process areas such as situation assessment, solutions analysis, and systems verification and validation. The positive evaluation affirmed Northrop Grumman's SEI Level 3 process for software development and its methodological approach to the Year 2000 solution.

"The ITAA*2000 certification immediately makes Northrop Grumman more attractive to potential customers needing these services," said Gary W. Hobbs, president of External Information Systems, a business unit of Northrop Grumman's Data Systems and Services Division.

ITAA comprises more than 11,000 direct and affiliate members throughout the United States, including IT industry leaders in software services, systems integration, and the Internet. The association plays a leading role in public policy issues of concern to the IT industry, including taxes, intellectual property, telecommunications law, encryption, securities litigation reform and human resources policy.

Northrop Grumman's Data Systems and Services Division is a leading vendor- independent systems integrator specializing in large systems solutions for Federal, state and local government agencies, and private industry.

Northrop Grumman Corporation, headquartered in Los Angeles, is a leading designer, systems integrator and manufacturer of military surveillance and combat aircraft, defense electronics and systems, airspace management systems, information systems, marine systems, precision weapons, space systems, and commercial and military aerostructures. SOURCE Northrop Grumman Corp.

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Bob Shupe, Major Accounts Manager for Northrop Grumman, contributed this press release and the article, "SMDS: A Cost Alternative Case Study" that appeared in the June-July, 1997, issue of The DataBus. He can be reached at (714) 838-9649, by FAX at (714) 838-7479, or by e-mail at [email protected].

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