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AREVA and Northrop Grumman Announce Plans to Provide Cybersecurity Support to U.S. Nuclear Facilities

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July 23, 2012

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MCLEAN, Va. — July 23, 2012 — AREVA Inc. and Northrop Grumman Corporation (NYSE:NOC) have joined forces to provide cybersecurity protection support for the nuclear industry. The alliance is in response to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s call for commercial nuclear facilities to develop and implement cybersecurity plans.

Northrop Grumman’s industry-leading cybersecurity capabilities, in concert with AREVA’s extensive regulatory experience and decades of serving the nuclear power industry, will help plant operators meet their regulatory obligations established by the commission. Northrop Grumman has a long history of building defenses against cyber threats with significant understanding of how to minimize risk.

“Protecting the U.S. nuclear power infrastructure from exploitation and attacks of networks, systems, information and physical assets is an industry concern,” said Tom Franch, senior vice president of reactors and services, AREVA Inc. “The value created through this agreement will go a long way in helping our utility customers ensure regulatory compliance with ever-increasing safety requirements and help utilities reinforce public confidence by leveraging advanced instrumentation and control technology.”

“We look forward to working with AREVA and combining its nuclear industry capabilities with our significant experience protecting mission-critical operations from cybersecurity threats,” said James M. Myers, vice president and general manager of Northrop Grumman’s Civil Systems division.

 

About Northrop Grumman

Northrop Grumman is an industry leader in all aspects of computer network operations and cybersecurity, offering customers innovative solutions to help secure the nation’s cyber future. For more about cybersecurity at Northrop Grumman, go to www.northropgrumman.com/cybersecurity

Northrop Grumman is a leading global security company providing innovative systems, products and solutions in aerospace, electronics, information systems and technical services to government and commercial customers worldwide. Please visit www.northropgrumman.com for more information.

About AREVA

AREVA provides its customers with solutions for low-carbon power generation in North America and all over the world. As the leader in nuclear energy and a significant, growing player in the renewable energies sector, AREVA combines U.S. and Canadian leadership, access to worldwide expertise and a proven track record of performance. Sustainable development is a core component of AREVA’s strategy. Its more than 5,000 U.S. and Canadian employees work every day to make AREVA a responsible industrial player helping to supply ever cleaner, safer and more economical energy to the greatest number of people. AREVA Inc. is headquartered in Bethesda, Md. Visit http://us.areva.com and follow AREVA on Twitter: AREVAinc.

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Zubi Anwar  Michael French
Northrop Grumman AREVA Inc.
(703) 556-1475 (301) 841-1702
zubi.anwar@ngc.com michael.french@areva.com
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