Extension Through 2013 for Approximately $450 Million
Company Recognized for 'Outstanding' Program Performance
HERNDON, Va. - Dec. 22, 2009 - The U.S. Department of
Energy/National Nuclear Security Agency (NNSA) has awarded Northrop
Grumman Corporation-led (NYSE:NOC) joint venture National Security
Technologies, LLC (NSTec) a one-year, cost-reimbursement and operating
type contract extension valued at approximately $450 million to manage
and operate the Nevada Test Site (NTS) through 2013. Northrop Grumman
earned the contract extension through its continued exceptional
performance, which led to a customer performance assessment of
"outstanding" for its performance at the site in 2009.
"This is the second year in a row NSTec has earned an
'outstanding' performance rating, and again we exceeded all key metrics
for being awarded an additional term year, extending our contract
through 2013," said Dr. Steve Younger, president of NSTec.
Under the terms of the contract, NSTec manages and operates the
NTS facility and provides infrastructure support. NSTec's primary
mission includes stockpile stewardship as well as management of the
nuclear explosives safety team that supports the Department of Energy's
efforts to prevent or slow the spread of nuclear weapons, while
bolstering its counter-terrorism mission. The contract also supports
hazardous chemical spill testing and emergency response training. NSTec
also operates facilities for the NNSA in California, New Mexico and
"Without question, NSTec's world class leadership team,
proactive program management and a commitment to excellence are what
allow this program to continue its superior performance," said James
Cameron, corporate vice president and president of Northrop Grumman's
Technical Services sector. "This award is reflective of our strong
partnership with our customer and our steadfast support to NNSA's
initiatives to evolve the complex to meet future requirements."
Northrop Grumman is the managing partner of the joint venture
that includes team members AECOM, Los Angeles; CH2M Hill, Englewood,
Colo.; and Nuclear Fuel Services, Erwin, Tenn.
"Since taking over this program in 2006, NSTec has been clearly
focused on accomplishing the diverse mission at the Nevada Test Site,
while driving process improvements into all facets of the operation,
resulting in best value solutions for NNSA," said Bill Carty, vice
president and general manager of Northrop Grumman Technical Services'
Systems Support Group. "Our team continues to provide for the safest,
most secure and cost-effective testing and experimentation."
Northrop Grumman Corporation is a leading global security
company whose 120,000 employees provide innovative systems, products,
and solutions in aerospace, electronics, shipbuilding and technical
services to government and commercial customers worldwide.
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