Photo Release -- Ingalls Shipbuilder Recognized as Hispanic Leader in STEM

Photo Release -- Ingalls Shipbuilder Recognized as Hispanic Leader in STEM

PASCAGOULA, Miss., June 27, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- An information technology
employee at Huntington Ingalls Industries' (NYSE:HII) Ingalls Shipbuilding
division was recently featured as a "Role Model of the Week" on the Great
Minds in STEM website. Robert Dominguez, lead database administrator (DBA) and
database architect at Ingalls, was recognized for his efforts in science,
technology, engineering and math (STEM).

Robert Dominguez
 Robert Dominguez, lead
 database administrator (DBA)
 and database architect at
 Ingalls Shipbuilding, was
 recently featured as a
 "Role Model of the
 Week" on the Great
 Minds in STEM website. Photo
 courtsey of Robert Dominguez

A photo accompanying this release is available at
http://media.globenewswire.com/hii/mediagallery.html?pkgid=19625

The Great Minds in STEM Role Model of the Week is an online feature that
highlights Hispanic engineers, scientists and technologists in academia,
industry, military and the government. Selected from hundreds of nominees
submitted for the annual Hispanic Engineer National Achievement Awards
Corporation (HENAAC) awards, the role models are recognized for their
innovation and advancement of technological capacity in their various STEM
fields.

"As lead database administrator for Ingalls Shipbuilding, Rob has daily
responsibility of all DBAs and their statement of work to support Ingalls,"
said John Franovich, Ingalls' manager of software development. "Rob
exemplifies a subservient leader and leads by example. He is always mentoring
younger DBAs in addition to his daily DBA responsibilities. Rob is a pleasure
to work with and a great asset to Ingalls."

Dominguez has had an accomplished career in several STEM positions. Acting as
contributor, manager, lead technologist and consultant throughout his career,
Dominguez has more than 25 years of experience in systems architecture. With a
bachelor's degree in computer science from University of South Alabama, he has
become a leader in STEM both at Ingalls and in the Hispanic community. In
2012, Dominguez was honored with a HENAAC Luminary Award, an award that
recognizes STEM leaders who initiate key programs and research in their
companies.

As a database architect and DBA, Dominguez provides database support and
leadership for technology projects. He also serves as the primary architect
for the two major systems used at most levels within Ingalls Shipbuilding.

"Rob is always depended upon to lead the DBA team to support when issues
arise, but more importantly, he is proactively monitoring systems to avoid
issues," said Gayle Larson, director of information technology at Ingalls.

Helping students explore STEM fields, Ingalls has contributed nearly $430,000
over the past five years to STEM-related projects in school districts on the
Gulf Coast. Ingalls offers internship programs and Cooperative Education
(co-op) programs in various fields to expose students to STEM careers in the
shipbuilding industry.

Great Minds in STEM is the gateway for Hispanics in science, technology,
engineering and mathematics (STEM). Established in 1989 as the Hispanic
Engineer National Achievement Awards Corporation (HENAAC), Great Minds in STEM
is a non-profit organization that focuses on STEM educational awareness
programs for students from kindergarten to career. For more information,
visit: http://www.greatmindsinstem.org/.

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:

  *HII on the web: www.huntingtoningalls.com
  *HII on Facebook: www.facebook.com/HuntingtonIngallsIndustries
  *HII on Twitter: twitter.com/hiindustries

CONTACT: Bill Glenn
         William.Glenn@hii-co.com
         228-935-1323

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