Northrop Grumman wins State Department training contract

Northrop Grumman Corp. of Los Angeles won a contract worth up to $50 million from the State Department, under which it will continue conducting peacekeeping operations and humanitarian assistance training for the African Contingency Operations Training and Assistance program, officials of the company's Herndon, Va.-based Information Technology unit announced Dec. 16.

The contract is for one year with four option years.

Northrop Grumman IT has supported the African Contingency Operations Training and Assistance program since it began in 1998. The program works to improve the African nations' ability to prevent, mitigate and resolve crises, promote regional stability and fight terrorism, said Gregg Donley, president of technical services for Northrop Grumman IT.

Northrop Grumman IT will provide the staff and training to select African nations through seminars, instruction, simulation-supported exercises and field training, according to company officials. Nations participating in the program include Benin, Botswana, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mali, Malawi and Senegal.

Work will be performed on site in the African nations and at Northrop Grumman IT's facility in Leavenworth, Kan.

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