New Department of Justice Contract Secured by Northrop Grumman


New Northrop Grumman contract could spawn intelligence jobs

McLean, Virginia-based Northrop Grumman Corporation was recently selected by the U.S. Department of Justice to provide information technology solutions, according to a release from the company.

Northrop Grumman was one of 20 companies chosen to compete for task order awards under the IT Support Services-4 (ITSS-4) program, which reportedly has a ceiling of more than $1 billion, the release said.

"Northrop Grumman is a leading provider of certification and accreditation, and information systems security to the U.S. Department of the Justice and its component organizations," said Catherine Kuenzel, vice president of federal mission programs for the firm's Information Systems division. "We look forward to the opportunity to provide expertise and technologies that will help meet the agency's ongoing needs for secure and optimized IT services."

Businessweek reports that the work under the new contract - which could lead to the creation of new intelligence jobs - involves securing and increasing the efficiency of the department's computer systems.

Security clearance is one of the main qualifications for intelligence and defense jobs such as these, as well as those within various government agencies such as the Defense Security Service.