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Huntington Ingalls Industries Employees Honored at Women of Color STEM Conference

NEWPORT NEWS—Twelve Huntington Ingalls Industries employees were recognized for their achievements in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) during the 26th annual Women of Color STEM Conference. Both the conference and awards ceremony were hosted virtually Oct. 7-9. Three employees...

ITA International Awarded $100 Million GSA Contract

NEWPORT NEWS—ITA International (ITA) was awarded a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) phase III, five-year, $100 million indefinite delivery/indefinite quantity contract by the U.S. General Services Administration to implement data driven tools to enhance warfighting, training, and decision-making for the...

HII Names Stewart Holmes As Executive Vice President, Government and Customer Relations

NEWPORT NEWS—Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) announced recently that Stewart Holmes has been named executive vice president, government and customer relations, succeeding Mitch Waldman, who will retire on Sept. 30. “Mitch has been an integral part of HII since day...

HII Announces New Chief Information Officer For Technical Solutions Division

NEWPORT NEWS—Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) recently announced that Chris Soong has been named as chief information officer for its Technical Solutions division. Soong will be responsible for all aspects of information technology to enable Technical Solutions to establish IT...

Newport News Shipbuilding Hosts Virtual Hiring Events

NEWPORT NEWS—As part of its hiring efforts, Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Newport News Shipbuilding division will host a series of virtual events for various trainee, entry-level, and experienced trades positions, including welders and pipefitters. The next hiring event for fitters...

Huntington Ingalls Celebrates Ceremonial First Cut Of Steel For Aircraft Carrier Doris Miller (CVN 81)

NEWPORT NEWS—Huntington Ingalls Industries recently hosted a ceremonial event at its Newport News Shipbuilding division that marked the first construction milestone in the life of the aircraft carrier Doris Miller (CVN 81). During a small ceremony held inside a manufacturing facility, Thomas...

Hernandez Named To Corporate Director, Public Affairs For Huntington Ingalls

NEWPORT NEWS—Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) recently announced that Danny Hernandez will succeed Beci Brenton as the company’s corporate director of public affairs upon Brenton’s October 31 retirement. Hernandez will join HII on September 13, transition into the position, and...

Construction On Unmanned Systems Center Of Excellence Continues

HAMPTON—The construction of Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Unmanned Systems Center of Excellence continues on a 20-acre lot in Hampton Roads Center. The first phase of the project, which included the construction of a 22,000-square-foot facility, was completed at the end...

Huntington Ingalls Industries Awarded Task Order To Support U.S. Africa Command’s Life-Saving Operations

NEWPORT NEWS—Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Technical Solutions division was recently awarded a contract to provide personnel recovery and casualty evacuation services (PR/CASEVAC) for U.S. Africa Command (USAFRICOM) and partner nations. The One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services task order, issued...

The Apprentice School At Newport News Shipyard To Increase Equity, Diversity, And Inclusion

NEWPORT NEWS—The Apprentice School at Newport News Shipbuilding is participating in a four-year effort to increase equity, diversity, and inclusion in registered apprenticeship programs. As part of the recently announced $13 million cooperative agreement from the U.S. Department of Labor,...

Huntington Ingalls Industries Authenticates Keel Of National Security Cutter Calhoun

Huntington Ingalls Industries’ Ingalls Shipbuilding division ceremonially authenticated the keel of the Legend-class national security cutter Calhoun (WMSL 759) recently. The keel authentication, initially planned for 2020, was postponed due to the covid-19 pandemic. “This is a very special keel...

Virginia Receives Federal Grant To Support Cybersecurity Training and Certification For Defense Industry Businesses

The federal government recently awarded Virginia a $1.5 million grant to help small defense industry businesses with training and certification in cybersecurity in order to modernize the maritime industrial workforce. The grant includes roughly $1 million for the GENEDGE Alliance,...

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Keep Your Business Protected During Cybersecurity Month

October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. The overarching message this year, “If you Connect it, Protect it,” dives into the importance of keeping connected devices safe and secure from outside influences. Here are a few quick tips to help you...

James City First Responders Will Host Halloween Event

JAMES CITY COUNTY --- James City County Police Department, Fire Department and Emergency Communications will host Halloween with Heroes on Thursday, October 28, from 6pm to 8p.m. at James City County Law Enforcement Center located at 4600 Opportunity Way. Children...

Hampton Named Among Safest Cities In The U.S.

HAMPTON—Hampton is one of only two midsize Virginia cities to be named the 100 safest in America. Midsize cities are those with populations between 100,000 and 300,000. Large cities were those above 300,000, and small cities had between 10,000...