Northrop Grumman Corp. has named its team of partner companies for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secure Border Initiative Net (SBInet) competition. SBInet is a six-year, $2 B program that will provide the DHS’s Customs and Border Protection directorate with a comprehensive border-protection solution comprised of integrated technologies, infrastructure, rapid-response capability and personnel. Northrop Grumman is leading a team comprised of seven large partners, solution providers and a host of small businesses as well as partners providing community outreach. Northrop Grumman’s seven large partners include: Anteon International Corp. and SRA International, Fairfax, VA; BearingPoint Inc., McLean, VA; L. Robert Kimball & Associates, Ebensburg, PA; HNTB Corp., Kansas City, MO; L3 Communications Titan Group, San Diego, CA; and General Dynamics, Falls Church, VA. Northrop Grumman solution providers include: EMD Corp., Hopkinton, MA; ESRI, Redlands, CA; Hughes Network Systems LLC, Germantown, MD; Motorola Inc., Schaumberg, IL; Sprint/Nextel, Reston, VA; Oracle Corp., Redwood Shores, CA; Identix, Minnetonka, MI; and Nortel, Brampton, Ontario, Canada. “Northrop Grumman has extensive experience as a lead systems integrator delivering large-scale, mission-critical homeland security solutions for the federal government, including the Department of Homeland Security and law enforcement agencies,” said Wood Parker, president of Northrop Grumman Information Technology’s Intelligence Group. “Together with our industry partners, we can deliver a comprehensive solution, working closely with the government to enable stronger border security, deter illegal border crossing and ultimately help achieve DHS’s goal of operational control of our nation’s borders.” The Department of Homeland Security is scheduled to award the SBInet contract in September 2006.