| Jan 17, 2012
| 3:31 PM
Northrop Grumman Corp. will lay off 90 workers in Maryland as part of a nationwide cutback of 400 workers in the company's Electronic Systems sector, the company reported Tuesday. Plans to eliminate as many as 800 jobs nationwide were announced in...
| Jul 24, 2012
| 8:09 PM
Astronaut Sally Ride is remembered locally not only as the first American woman to travel in space, but also as a pioneering educator who encouraged girls to pursue careers in science.
Ride, who became famous for her presence aboard the space shuttle...
| Feb 17, 2012
| 12:47 PM
Defense contractor Northrop Grumman Corp. warned state regulators Friday that it will be laying off 224 employees across the country, including dozens based at Fort Meade, after losing a contract to provide security for a government agency.
| Nov 10, 2012
| 4:06 PM
When David Lee first arrived at Caltech, he was seeking his doctorate in physics, and calculators were the hot new data-crunchung tool.
Today, supercomputers interpret mountains of numbers at lightning speeds, students can track it all on their iPads,...
| Sep 24, 2010
| 8:28 AM
NEWPORT NEWS — Fifty years ago today the largest dry dock in the world filled with water from the James River, setting afloat the world's largest ship and first nuclear-powered aircraft carrier.
At 10:30 a.m. on Sept. 24, 1960, Mrs. William B....
| Mar 2, 2010
NEWPORT NEWS — As Northrop Grumman Corp. on Monday continued its investigation into dozens of employees at its Newport News shipyard on suspicion of illegal drug use and possession, the yard's general manager asked employees to stay focused and...
| Mar 9, 2010
Northrop Grumman Corp. announced Monday that it won't compete against Boeing Co. for a $35 billion contract to build refueling tankers for the Air Force because Northrop doesn't think it can win.
The decision puts the Pentagon on a path to doing...
| Apr 17, 2010
Former presidential candidate Ross Perot will help christen a new U.S. Navy destroyer Saturday at the Pascagoula shipyard of Northrop Grumman Corp.
Tn Aegis guided missile detroyer is named for the late Vice Adm. William P. Lawrence, who spent nearly six...
| Apr 20, 2010
A European defense contractor said Tuesday that it will make its own bid for the U.S. Air Force's long-delayed $35 billion contract to build a fleet of new refueling jets after its U.S. partner dropped out.
The European Aeronautic Defence and Space...
| Jun 11, 2010
| 2:16 PM
A new Navy attack vessel named after the city of San Diego and designed to send Marines into battle will be christened Saturday at the Northrop Grumman Corp. shipyard in Pascagoula, Miss.
The three previous naval vessels have been named after San Diego,...
| Feb 26, 2010
| 1:34 PM
Northrop Grumman Corp. is investigating dozens of workers at its Newport News shipyard on suspicion of illegal drug use and possession, multiple sources have told the Daily Press.
The probe includes hourly and salaried workers, including more than a...