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2016-11-15

Northrop Grumman Grows CyberCenturion and Launches 2016-2017 Competition

and Launches 2016-2017 Competition

LONDON, 2016-11-15 20:38 CET (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) --
Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) has launched the 2016-2017 season of
CyberCenturion, the U.K.’s national youth cyber defence competition for 12-18
year olds. More than 130 teams from across the country registered to
participate in the competition, marking a nearly threefold increase from last
year.

This is the third consecutive year the CyberCenturion competition has been held.

CyberCenturion is the U.K. version of the proven CyberPatriot competition, part
of a major U.S. national youth cyber education programme presented by the
Northrop Grumman Foundation and created by the Air Force Association. It is a
key element of the company’s commitment to promoting science, technology,
engineering and mathematics (STEM) education. The formal kickoff of the first
round of both the CyberCenturion and CyberPatriot competitions were held on
Friday, Nov. 11 at Air Force Association headquarters in Washington D.C.

“The growth in the number and diversity of teams that have entered this year
has been outstanding and indicates the increasing interest that young people
have in cyber security,” said Andrew Tyler, chief executive, Northrop Grumman
Europe. “Promoting education in STEM is critically important for Northrop
Grumman and through CyberCenturion, we look forward to identifying and
nurturing the cyber talent of the future.”

CyberCenturion, delivered in partnership with Cyber Security Challenge U.K., is
aimed at engaging talented young people with an interest in cyber to encourage
them to pursue academic and career opportunities in cyber security and help
close the skills gap.

“Building tomorrow’s cyber workforce is a global imperative and we are thrilled
to be spearheading this effort to address the urgent need to jumpstart the
workforce and foster the cyber leadership of tomorrow,” said Diane Miller,
director, global cyber education and workforce development programmes, Northrop
Grumman.

The Air Force Association is a non-profit, independent, professional military
and aerospace education association. Their mission is to promote a dominant
United States Air Force and a strong national defence, and to honour Airmen and
their Air Force Heritage.

Cyber Security Challenge U.K. is a nationwide programme aimed at bringing more
talented people into the cyber security profession and build a bigger U.K.
cyber talent pool to help address the skills shortage that affects government
bodies, businesses and citizens alike. To find out more about CyberCenturion go
to: https://cybersecuritychallenge.org.uk/

Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative
systems, products and solutions in autonomous systems, cyber, C4ISR, strike,
and logistics and modernization to customers worldwide. Please visit
www.northropgrumman.com for more information.

Contact:

Ken Beedle
+44 (0) 207 747 1910 (office)
+44 (0) 7787 174092 (mobile)
ken.beedle@euro.ngc.com

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