NEWPORT NEWS, Va., June 28, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) announced today that its Integrated Mission Solutions office in Dallas, part of HII’s new Technical Solutions division, received a 2017 James S. Cogswell Outstanding Industrial Security Achievement Award. The award, which recognizes achievement in matters related to a facility’s security program, is sponsored by the Defense Security Service and was announced last week at the National Classification Management Society training seminar in Anaheim, California.
Joe Reale, president of Technical Solutions’ Integrated Mission Solutions group, and Kathy Doyle, the Dallas facility’s security officer, accepted the award on behalf of the team. The Integrated Mission Solutions team in Dallas designs, builds, and modifies training devices and specializes in the simulation of airborne sensors.
“In our business, it is imperative that we establish and work to a strong security program,” said Jackie Bray, director of security for the Integrated Mission Solutions group. “Our security program reflects effective security measures and themes, and this award validates our security excellence. It is an honor that they have selected us for this award.”
This is the first Cogswell Award that Technical Solutions has received since the division was established in December 2016 and the third Cogswell Award received by an HII subsidiary in the past decade.
The Cogswell Award is the highest honor a company can receive for excellence in the handling of classified information. This year, 36 companies were chosen from 13,500 eligible facilities that are subject to recurring security assessments. A DSS industrial security representative may only nominate facilities that have a minimum of two consecutive superior industrial security review ratings and maintain a degree of excellence and innovation in their overall security program management, implementation and oversight.
The award was established in 1966 in honor of the late Air Force Col. James S. Cogswell, the first chief of industrial security within the Department of Defense. Cogswell was responsible for developing the basic principles of the Industrial Security Program, which includes an emphasis on the partnership between industry and government to protect classified information.
About HII Technical Solutions
HII Technical Solutions is a professional services business providing solutions to a variety of government and commercial customers worldwide. The division was formed in December 2016 when HII acquired Camber Corp. and combined it with HII’s existing services subsidiaries, including AMSEC, Continental Maritime of San Diego, Newport News Industrial, SN3, Undersea Solutions Group and UniversalPegasus International. Technical Solutions provides fleet maintenance and modernization, unmanned solutions and rapid prototyping, agile software development and network engineering, training systems, logistics support, nuclear engineering and fabrication, and oil and gas engineering. Technical Solutions employs more than 5,000 people working in 35 states and 11 countries, with mobile “fly-away” teams that support emergent situations around the globe.
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 & 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: