Northrop Grumman Named "Company of the Year" by the Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers for Contributions to the Hispanic Community in STEM

FALLS CHURCH, Va., Nov. 18, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) received the Company of the Year award at the Society of Hispanic Professionals (SHPE) conference held this weekend in Baltimore. The award recognized Northrop Grumman for its long term commitment to SHPE's mission and goals, efforts to enhance the achievements of Hispanics in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), and its partnerships with public schools.

Tarik Reyes, vice president of business development, Northrop Grumman Information Systems, accepts the SHPE Company of the Year award from Rodrigo Garcia, a member of SHPE board of directors.

Maria Sanchez, corporate manager, strategic partnerships and conference and event planning, Northrop Grumman Corporation, received the SHPE Excellence in Collaboration award on behalf of the company.

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Northrop Grumman also received the SHPE Excellence in Collaboration award for the strong working relationships the company has established with SHPE and its members.

SHPE's mission is to change lives by empowering the Hispanic community to realize its fullest potential and to impact the world through STEM awareness, access, support and development.

Northrop Grumman supports SHPE in many ways including their Noches de Ciencias (Science Nights) K-12 Outreach program, summer internships and college scholarships, and through the recruitment of SHPE college members. The company is involved with the Hispanic community and professionals in other areas including the support of the Hispanic Engineer National Achievements Awards Conference; through its very active Hispanic employee resource group, Adelante; and support to the Great Minds in STEM program, which introduces under-served, Hispanic middle school students to technology careers through Viva Technology programs.

Earlier this year Northrop Grumman was ranked 35th on DiversityInc's annual list for the Top 50 Companies for Diversity. The company remained the top rated aerospace and defense company in the overall rankings and was ranked number one in support to veterans.

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

CONTACT: Mark Root 703-280-2739 (office) 571-425-2132 (mobile) mark.root@ngc.com

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