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Learning for Life Honors Northrop Grumman's Linda Mills With 2009 Woman of the Year Award


    	RESTON, Va. - Northrop Grumman Corporation's
    (NYSE:NOC) Linda A. Mills, corporate vice president and president of
    the company's Information Systems sector, has been honored with the
    2009 Woman of the Year Award from Learning for Life and the Boy Scouts
    of America, National Capital Area Council.
    	A photo accompanying this release is available at:
    	Mills was recognized for her career of wide-ranging
    achievements and leadership as well as her commitment to the community
    and efforts to help to increase the number of young girls who enter the
    technology field. In her role, Mills oversees a $10 billion business
    that is a leading global provider of advanced solutions for defense,
    intelligence, civil agency and commercial customers.
    	During her 30-year career with Northrop Grumman, Mills has
    served as corporate vice president and president of the Information
    Technology (IT) sector, and held various leadership positions spanning
    federal/civilian IT, Six Sigma strategy and execution, internal
    information systems and processes, and intelligence systems.
    	Mills serves on the boards of the Northern Virginia Technology
    Council, the Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts, and the
    Board of Visitors for the University of Illinois College of
    Engineering. She is also a member of various professional organizations
    including the Association of Computing Machinery and the Institute of
    Electrical Engineering.
    	Mills has been honored as one of Profiles in Diversity
    Journal's "Women Worth Watching in 2007" for her leadership
    achievements. ExecutiveBiz Magazine selected Mills as one of the "Top
    20 People to Watch" in the nation's capital region, and she was listed
    as "Washington's Top 100 Tech Titans" by the Washingtonian Magazine in
    	Mills earned a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Santa
    Clara University and a master's degree in computer science from the
    University of Illinois.
    	Learning for Life is a character education, life skills and
    career awareness program that provide resources and support to youth in
    grades K-12. Learning for Life's mission is to enable young people to
    become responsible individuals by teaching positive character traits,
    career development, leadership, and life skills so they can make
    ethical choices and achieve their full potential.
    	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.
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