Photo Release -- Newport News Shipbuilding Leader Receives International Engineering Honor

Photo Release -- Newport News Shipbuilding Leader Receives International
Engineering Honor

NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Oct. 31, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Huntington Ingalls
Industries (NYSE:HII) announced today that Jennifer Boykin, vice president of
engineering and design for the company's Newport News Shipbuilding division,
has been selected as the American Society for Engineering Management's (ASEM)
2012 Engineering Manager of the Year.

Jennifer Boykin
 Jennifer Boykin is vice
 president of engineering
 and design at HII's
 Newport News Shipbuilding

A photo accompanying this release is available at

"I work with some of the greatest engineering managers in the world, so I am
very humbled by this award," said Boykin, who joined NNS in 1987 and is
responsible for all ship design, planning yard and topside construction and
test engineering.

Prior to being named to her current position earlier this year, Boykin served
as vice president of quality, engineering services and process excellence and
was responsible for the formulation, management and oversight of NNS' quality
and process excellence programs, policies, goals and objectives. She earned a
bachelor's degree in marine engineering from the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy
and a master's degree in engineering management from The George Washington

The award is presented to an engineering manager who contributes to the
advancement of engineering management by way of personal achievement,
leadership, professional integrity or service to the profession and the

"Jennifer is an excellent role model of someone who has successfully
implemented the principles of engineering management to make a difference in
the workplace," said Joette Sonnenberg, a past president of ASEM who nominated
Boykin for the award.

ASEM is a professional organization for engineering managers worldwide.
Members include academics, industrial engineers and engineering management
professionals from a variety of high-technology industries.

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.
Employing more than 37,000 in Virginia, Mississippi, Louisiana and California,
its primary business divisions are Newport News Shipbuilding and Ingalls
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