Northrop Grumman Appoints Graham Wright and Kathy Salyan to Key Cyber Security and Intelligence-Related Roles in the UK

By Northrop Grumman Corporation, PRNE
Monday, January 3, 2011

LONDON, January 4, 2011 - Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE: NOC) has appointed Graham Wright and
Kathy Salyan to key leadership roles in the UK aimed at extending the
company's intelligence-related business and strengthening the UK footprint
for technologies and capabilities that are vitally important for national


Wright and Salyan will focus on identifying new business opportunities
and developing strategies to grow the UK business base for advanced cyber,
integrated intelligence, intelligence surveillance, target acquisition and
reconnaissance (ISTAR), geographic intelligence, space and environmental
solutions and associated enabling technologies.

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"The recently announced National Security Strategy and Strategic Defence
and Security Review have highlighted the importance of cyber security to the
UK. Graham and Kathy bring many years of valuable experience to support
Northrop Grumman's expansion in this key area," said Sir Nigel Essenhigh,
chairman of Northrop Grumman UK and chief executive of Northrop Grumman
Information Systems Europe. "These new positions build on the company's
strategies in the UK cyber and intelligence arenas and lay the groundwork for
our continued growth in these critical markets."

Wright joins Northrop Grumman from his role as Deputy Director, Office of
Cyber Security and Information Assurance, in the UK's Cabinet Office. He
brings nearly 30-years of experience gained through a variety of senior
positions in the Ministry of Defence and government including his service in
the Royal Air Force as a Jaguar pilot, directing sensitive operations at the
Directorate of Targeting and Information Operations (DTIO) and his high
profile tour as the UK Chief of the Defence Staff's Liaison Officer to the
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff at the Pentagon. Wright held the rank
of Air Commodore in the Royal Air Force before joining Northrop Grumman. He
was appointed CBE in the 2007 New Years Honours list.

Salyan has close to 25-years of programme management and business
development experience with various defence contractors including Lockheed
Martin and Raytheon. Over the past seven years, Salyan has focused on
business development activities related to the intelligence and cyber mission

In October 2010, Northrop Grumman opened at its Fareham facility the
first large scale, federated cyber security test range to be commercially
available in the UK. The cyber test range is used for emulating large,
complex networks and for conducting cyber experiments and assessments of
infrastructure survivability and assurance to evaluate their resilience to
cyber-attacks. The UK cyber range is designed to be federated with other
cyber ranges anywhere in the world to create the capability for large-scale
experiments to be carried out beyond the scope of a single facility.

Northrop Grumman is an industry leader in all aspects of computer network
operations and cyber security and is at the forefront of the challenge to
find innovative solutions that can effectively defend networks and offer
protection across the entire cyber domain. For more information about
Northrop Grumman's capabilities in cyber security, go to

Northrop Grumman has a strong well-established presence in the UK and
operates from primary locations in London, Fareham, Chester, Coventry,
Hendon, New Malden, Peterborough, RAF Waddington and Solihull.

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. Please visit for more information.

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