MCLEAN, Va., May 14, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Northrop Grumman Corporation's (NYSE: NOC) Information Systems sector received the Dwight D. Eisenhower Award for Excellence at the National Small Business Week 2015 Awards, held May 8 in Washington, D.C. The award recognizes large prime contractors that have excelled in their utilization of small businesses as suppliers and subcontractors.
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The Northrop Grumman Information Systems global supplier diversity program- office received the Dwight D. Eisenhower Award for Excellence in the service category. The award has five categories: manufacturing; service; research and development; construction; and utilities.
"Northrop Grumman's work with small businesses and the relationships we have built with each of them over the years is crucial to our supply chain," said Cynthia Hyland, vice president, global supply chain, Northrop Grumman Information Systems. "We are grateful for them and this award."
"We enjoy working with small businesses and the recognition this award places on Northrop Grumman demonstrates our continued dedication to working closely with them," said Lynn Livengood, manager, global supplier diversity programs.
The global supplier diversity program-office works to expand subcontracting opportunities for all classes of small business concerns. It also develops and implements all Information Systems small business initiatives and includes small business compliance and training. Small, disadvantaged, women-owned, historically underutilized, veteran, service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses, LGBT, Alaska native corporations and historically black colleges, universities and minority institutions are extended the opportunity to compete and participate as subcontractors.
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.
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