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"Northrop Grumman's decision today is a win for the entireGreaterWashington region, and I want to congratulate the state ofVirginia,"O'Malley said in in the statement.

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At the beginning of the year CEO Wes Bush announced thatNorthrop wasmoving its headquarters here from Los Angeles to better serveits government and government-contractor customer base.Immediately, economic development agencies for the District,Maryland and Northern Virginia began vying for the plum siteselection decision.

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Northrop will open the new corporate office by summer 2011. Theoffice will house approximately 300 people and will join analready-large local presence--divisions here include Northrop'scorporate governance operations at Monday Properties' 1000WilsonBlvd. in Rosslyn, VA; Northrop Grumman Information Technologyat 7575Colshire Dr. in McLean, VA; Mission Systems at 12011 SunsetHills Rd.in Reston, VA; and Electronic Systems at 1580-A WestNursery Rd.,outside of Baltimore, MD. Northrop is following thesame path as Hilton Hotel and ScienceApplications InternationalCorp., both of which decided in 2009 torelocate their Californiaoperations to the area.

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Erika Morphy

Erika Morphy has been writing about commercial real estate at GlobeSt.com for more than ten years, covering the capital markets, the Mid-Atlantic region and national topics. She's a nerd so favorite examples of the former include accounting standards, Basel III and what Congress is brewing.