NEWPORT NEWS, Va., March 07, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) announced today that its Technical Solutions division was recently awarded a contract by the Joint Program Executive Office for Chemical and Biological Defense (JPEO-CBD) to provide acquisition technical services. Technical Solutions was established in December 2016 when HII acquired Camber Corp., a government services company headquartered in Huntsville, Alabama, and combined it with HII’s non-shipbuilding subsidiaries.

Technical Solutions was awarded four task orders on JPEO-CBD’s indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity Omnibus Program, Engineering and Technical Support (OPETS) requirement. The task orders provide continuing acquisition technical services in the Engineering and Technical (E&T) Domain, with a period of performance of February 2017 through February 2019. The work will be accomplished by Technical Solutions’ Integrated Mission Solutions Group.

The JPEO-CBD is a leading Department of Defense enterprise with a global mission of providing research, development, acquisition, fielding and life-cycle support of chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) defense equipment and medical countermeasure capabilities for the U.S. Army, Marine Corps, Air Force, Navy and combatant commands supporting national strategies. Technical Solutions’ Integrated Mission Solutions Group is committed as a key JPEO-CBD partner providing acquisition, logistics, information technology and technical support services.

About Huntington Ingalls Industries

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 and Environmental, and Oil and Gas groups. Headquartered in Newport News, Virginia, HII employs nearly 37,000 people operating both domestically and internationally. For more information, visit:

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