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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.


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.


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.