AER Recognized by Northrop Grumman for Supplier Excellence

Lexington, Mass., December 19, 2013 — Atmospheric and Environmental Research (AER), a leading provider of science-based solutions to global environmental challenges, has received a Supplier Excellence Award from Northrop Grumman Corporation’s (NYSE:NOC) Information Systems (NGIS) sector. AER was one of 24 recipients selected from among more than 5,000 eligible suppliers to Northrop Grumman. AER is a unit of the Verisk Climate division of Verisk Analytics (Nasdaq:VRSK).

The highly coveted award honors suppliers whose technical innovation and quality products and services have contributed significantly to the success of Northrop Grumman and its customers. Recipients achieved the highest evaluations in schedule, management, technical, financial, and quality.

AER was recognized for its work on the System Engineering Maintenance and Sustainment (SEMS) II program at the U.S. Air Force Weather Agency, the largest supplier of terrestrial and space weather data for military users worldwide. Under the SEMS II program, AER provides subject matter expertise and development support to Northrop Grumman’s team, including those members assigned to the Cloud Depiction and Forecast System (CDFS) II.  CDFS II, based on AER-developed science algorithms, is the world’s only operational, hourly, global cloud analysis and forecast system.

“This award from Northrop Grumman underscores AER’s ability to innovate and solve operational problems that affect the Air Force’s ability to provide warfighters with value-added environmental data for efficient decision making,” said Ron Isaacs, president of AER. “The close collaboration between our companies not only translates into good science and engineering but also provides a substantial increase in Air Force Weather capabilities, with across-the-board benefits to defense and national programs.”

AER has contributed along with NGIS to the SEMS program for more than 11 years. AER has worked with Northrop Grumman and its predecessor companies for more than 20 years on weather and satellite programs for both defense and civilian missions.

About Atmospheric and Environmental Research

Atmospheric and Environmental Research (AER), provides science-based solutions to global environmental challenges. AER’s internationally renowned scientists and software engineers collaborate to transform state-of-the-art predictive science and analytical tools into practical systems that address both civilian government and defense needs for geophysical understanding, computer simulation, and forecasting. AER customers include government agencies and national laboratories, aerospace and defense contractors, and academia. Areas of expertise comprise atmospheric and environmental science, remote sensing, meteorology, oceanography, space science, climate change, and software engineering. A unit of the Verisk Climate division at Verisk Analytics (Nasdaq:VRSK), AER was established in 1977 and is headquartered in Lexington, Mass. Visit