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NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Sept. 05, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Huntington Ingalls Industries (NYSE:HII) announced today that its Technical Solutions division is one of 16 companies awarded a contract by the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) to provide a wide range of analytic and operational support services. The multi-award contract has a base period of five years and a potential value of $17 billion.
“Critical readiness of our defense intelligence enterprise demands unique expertise and advanced technology solutions,” said Garry Schwartz, president of Technical Solutions’ Mission Driven Innovative Solutions group. “For more than 20 years, we have partnered with DIA to maintain global situational awareness of threats to our nation, and we look forward to continuing to support this vital mission.”
In addition to the DIA, HII currently supports the intelligence requirements of the Joint Improvised-Threat Defeat Organization (JIDO), U.S. Forces Korea, U.S. Special Operations Command, U.S. Air Forces-Europe, U.S. European Command, U.S. Central Command and the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command. HII provides contractor-owned, contractor-operated manned and unmanned airborne intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance to the Department of Defense.
The contract was directly awarded to Fulcrum IT Services, LLC, a company acquired by HII on Feb. 25, 2019.
Technical Solutions has nearly 6,000 employees in 45 states and 16 countries, providing professional services and business solutions to a variety of government and commercial customers worldwide.
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, Mission Driven Innovative Solutions, Nuclear & Environmental, and Oil & Gas groups. Headquartered in Newport News, Virginia, HII employs more than 41,000 people operating both domestically and internationally. For more information, visit:
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