Photo Release -- Newport News Shipbuilding Employees Receive CIO Award

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NEWPORT NEWS, Va., May 22, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Two employees at Huntington Ingalls Industries' (NYSE:HII) Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) division were recognized this month at the CIO Leadership Event. Deborah Morewitz and Karen Ryan both received the annual Ones to Watch Award that identifies rising stars in information technology (IT).

Newport News Shipbuilding employees Karen Ryan (left) and Deborah Morewitz display their awards at CIO magazine's Ones to Watch and Hall of Fame Gala Dinner.

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The awards, sponsored by CIO magazine and the CIO Executive Council, recognize IT professionals who have demonstrated leadership, driven innovation and delivered value to their business.

"Deborah and Karen have demonstrated exemplary leadership and technical abilities in their roles in IT," said Leni Kaufman, NNS' vice president and CIO. "They have earned this recognition through their hard work and dedication to enabling systems and processes in support of shipbuilding. We appreciate their efforts and for being great role models and mentors across the organization."

Morewitz and Ryan were honored at the ninth annual Ones to Watch and Hall of Fame Gala Dinner on May 7 in Boca Raton, Fla. Morewitz is the director of information systems technology at NNS, and Ryan is the manager of application administration.

Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII) designs, builds and maintains nuclear and non-nuclear ships for the U.S. Navy and Coast Guard and provides after-market services for military ships around the globe. For more than a century, HII has built more ships in more ship classes than any other U.S. naval shipbuilder at its Newport News Shipbuilding and Ingalls Shipbuilding divisions. Employing about 37,000 in Virginia, Mississippi, Louisiana and California, HII also provides a wide variety of products and services to the commercial energy industry and other government customers, including the Department of Energy. For more information about HII, visit:

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Source:Huntington Ingalls Industries, Inc.