Northrop Grumman Says Goodbye to Old Names

Herbert Anderson

Some familiar names will disappear Jan. 1 as Northrop Grumman Corp. completes a reorganization necessitated by its numerous acquisitions.

Gone are names such as Logicon, Litton, PRC, Federal Data Corp., Comptek and Sterling. Instead, the information technology business of Los Angeles-based Northrop Grumman will be known as just that: Northrop Grumman IT.

Since the beginning of 2000, Northrop Grumman has completed four major acquisitions that helped push its government IT business from about $1.7 billion to about $3.9 billion.

About 60 percent of its customers are in defense and intelligence. Thirty percent are federal civilian agencies; 5 percent commercial; 3 percent state and local governments; and 1 percent international.

Herbert Anderson, who was president of Logicon Inc., which was the mainstay of Northrop Grumman's IT business, will remain president of the reorganized unit.

Serving under him are Stephen Movius, vice president for business management, and William "Steve" Carrier, vice president for business development and strategic planning.

There are eight sectors or units representing Northrop Grumman's IT melting pot.

Three units were created with the acquisition of Litton Industries Inc., which brought PRC and TASC to Northrop Grumman:

? Defense Mission Systems: Barry Rhine, president;

? Defense Enterprise Solutions: Kent Schneider, president;

? TASC: James Frey, president.

The Government Solutions unit, which mostly does federal civilian work, combines elements of FDC, Sterling, Litton and Logicon. James Perriello is the president.

Hugh Taylor is president of the Commercial Information Systems unit, which primarily is composed of work from Logicon.

The Computing Systems unit represents the hardware and software reselling business, which Northrop Grumman picked up from FDC. Rene LaVigne is the president of that unit.

Technical Services is a holdover from Logicon and has Gregory Donley as its president.

The Internal Information Services unit, which does IT work for the other parts of Northrop Grumman, is headed by Thomas Shelman, who is the company chief information officer.

Northrop Grumman IT is based in Herndon, Va.

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Nick Wakeman is the editor-in-chief of Washington Technology. Follow him on Twitter: @nick_wakeman.

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