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PHOTO RELEASE--Huntington Ingalls Industries Appoints Ron Davis As Chief Information Systems Officer

NEWPORT NEWS, Va., June 26, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) announced today that Ron A. Davis has joined the company as chief information systems officer (CISO). In this new role, he will lead the company’s cybersecurity program with responsibility for ensuring the early identification of threats and risks and the implementation of controls and other processes and methods to protect information systems for the entire HII enterprise.

Davis will work in HII’s Washington, D.C., office and will report to Chris Kastner, executive vice president, business management, and chief financial officer.

“Cybersecurity is a top priority for HII,” Kastner said. “Our information systems must remain secure to not only protect our business, but to protect information vital to our nation’s defense. We look forward to Ron joining our team and putting his extensive cyber experience to work in this very important role.”

A photo accompanying this release is available at: http://newsroom.huntingtoningalls.com/file?fid=595113352cfac26476f7482a.

Davis joins HII after serving as chief information security officer for Vencore since 2015. Prior to joining Vencore, Davis held several positions at BAE Systems, including director of global cybersecurity program integration and director of global cybersecurity operations. As a BAE Systems employee under contract to the federal government, he served as director of IT security at the Department of Treasury and IT security manager at the Department of Commerce. Also in a contracting capacity, Davis served as senior lead information systems security engineer at the Defense Logistics Agency headquarters and the Department of Homeland Security. He has an extensive background in cybersecurity policy and procedure development, security architecture, security risk management, cyber threat management, and incident response. He earned a bachelor of science degree from Strayer University and is a certified information systems security professional.

Huntington Ingalls Industries is America’s largest military shipbuilding company and a provider of professional services to partners in government and industry. For more than a century, HII’s Newport News and Ingalls shipbuilding divisions in Virginia and Mississippi have built more ships in more ship classes than any other U.S. naval shipbuilder. HII’s Technical Solutions division provides a wide range of professional services through its Fleet Support, Integrated Missions Solutions, Nuclear & Environmental, and Oil & Gas groups. Headquartered in Newport News, Virginia, HII employs nearly 37,000 people operating both domestically and internationally. For more information, visit:

Contact: Beci Brenton (202) 264-7143 Beci.Brenton@hii-co.com

Source:Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc.