* Northrop Grumman's Information Technology unit, based in Herndon, won a 10-year, $408 million contract from the Army for planning and support of war-fighter exercise training that the company said simulates command and control decision-making under highly realistic conditions. "We offer a world-class opposing force for these battlefield exercises that enhances training realism," Gregg Donley, president of the IT sector's Technical Services business unit, said in a statement. Also working on the contract are Booz Allen Hamilton of McLean and Cubic Corp. of San Diego.

* SRA International of Fairfax won a five-year, $20 million contract from the Defense Department's Defense Manpower Data Center for survey research and statistical analysis support.

* CACI International, an Arlington defense contractor, was awarded a one-year subcontract by Harris Corp. to help with preliminary design of an electronic archive system for the National Archives and Records Administration. Terms of the subcontract were not revealed. CACI said it would develop software and processes for declassifying documents and complying with Freedom of Information Act requests and providing access and security control for the electronic archive system, which will make public records accessible over the Internet.

* Enterprise resource planning (ERP) products and services for the federal market will hit $7.7 billion in fiscal year 2009, a 37.5 percent increase over current-year spending of $5.6 billion, according to a report released today by Input, a provider of government market intelligence. ERP systems combine into a single integrated system software applications for such business functions as accounting, acquisition management, human resources, supply chain and logistics. Input estimates the federal market for those products and services will grow at a 6.4 percent compound annual growth rate. The Department of Homeland Security will lead civilian agencies in spending, Input said, as it continues to consolidate systems within the agencies that make up the department.