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McLEAN, Va., May 23, 2012 – For the third consecutive year, ITT Exelis (NYSE: XLS) is the overall sponsor of the Women in Aerospace (WIA) conference, which is  taking place Friday, June 1, 2012, in Arlington, Va. This annual event is designed to further women’s opportunities and advancement in the aerospace industry worldwide.
 
“We are proud to help sponsor this conference, a forum for key topics that impact our company, the industry and community as a whole,” said Exelis Vice President and Chief Communications Officer David Albritton. “WIA is clearly a thought leader in a broad spectrum of aerospace issues, including human space flight, aviation, remote sensing, satellite communications, robotic space exploration, and the policy issues surrounding these fields.”
 
This year’s conference, themed, “Aerospace 2012: Leading the Way,” features a keynote presentation from NASA’s Deputy Administrator Lori Garver. The luncheon speaker is Ambassador Gregory L. Schulte, currently serving as the deputy assistant secretary of defense for space policy. The conference agenda features professional development workshops and panel discussions about satellite servicing and the future of human space flight, followed by a networking reception.
 
In December 2011, Exelis Information Systems Vice President of Business Development Judy Smith was appointed to the board of directors of WIA. Exelis Geospatial Systems Director of External Affairs and Advocacy Dr. Minda Suchan is the conference co-chair.
 
WIA is a Washington, D.C.-based organization dedicated to expanding women’s leadership opportunities and visibility in the global aerospace community. To register for the conference, click here.
 
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About ITT Exelis
ITT Exelis is a diversified, top-tier global aerospace, defense and information solutions company with strong positions in enduring and emerging global markets. Exelis is a leader in networked communications, sensing and surveillance, electronic warfare, navigation, air traffic solutions and information systems with growing positions in cyber security, composite aerostructures, logistics and technical services. The company has a 50-year legacy of innovation and technology expertise, partnering with customers worldwide to deliver affordable, mission-critical products and services for managing global threats, conflicts and complexities. Headquartered in McLean, Va., the company employs about 20,500 people and generated 2011 sales of $5.8 billion. www.exelisinc.com
 
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