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Northrop Grumman's chief executive and president Wes Bush at the company's headquarters. (Jeffrey MacMillan/Capital Business)

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Northrop Grumman

The defense contractor divides its business into aerospace, electronics, information systems and technical services. In 2011, Northrop capped off the long process of relocating its corporate headquarters from Los Angeles to Falls Church. The company’s 14-story building is now home to 500 of its employees. Northrop officials warned of challenges ahead as government spending slows and the Pentagon draws down troops in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Trivia

Grumman's Apollo Lunar Module carried man to the surface of the moon in 1969.

2980 Fairview Park Dr.

Falls Church Va., 22042

703-280-2900

http://www.northropgrumman.com/

Founded: 1939

President, Chairman and CEO: Wes Bush

Revenue: $34,757,000

Assets: $31,421,000

Employees (local): 74,380 (15,053)

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