06/07/23 The DLA has implemented new changes to the Joint Certification Program (JCP) application process to include a new JCP portal. Access to the portal requires a Two-Factor Authentication using Google Authenticator. As a supplier requiring a JCP, we encourage your organization to set up your account in the portal and read through the new requirements as soon as possible. Being proactive will ensure there are no disruptions when it comes to renew the JCP. For your convenience, please see the JCP External User access Manual here. It is also available on the DLA website.
04/21/23 The Public Contracting Institute is offering a free initial class (in a series) titled “Protecting Sensitive Information and the CMMC” and will be held on April 27, 2023 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm. The initial class is expected to discuss and provide important guidance for government contractors seeking to ensure compliance with the government’s rapidly expanding cybersecurity requirements. Contractors will learn about new developments under the Biden Administration’s Cybersecurity Executive Order as well as existing statutory and regulatory requirements applicable to contractors. Discussion will cover key agency provisions and definitions (CUI, CDI, NIST, SPRS, etc.) with focus on the defense industrial base (FAR requirements, DFARS Assessments, CMMC), cyber considerations for owners and operators of information technology systems, and best practices for compliance. Click HERE to register.
03/30/23 Please read the following memo for details and information on updating your banking if necessary – in light of recent current events with Silicon Valley Bank. This memo was sent as a courtesy to all Suppliers. In addition, please find the NN 9588 Authorization for Electronic Funds Request form in it’s entirety here. Email it to Supplier Data for processing.
12/06/22 Please read the following memo for details and information on deliveries during the Holiday shutdown.
11/03/22 Please click on the following link for the Supplier Communication Webinar on Safeguarding Controlled Information and see Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS) on Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) and Naval Nuclear Propulsion Information (NNPI) here. For the EB supplier notification from 08/2020 on the Procedure for Obtaining Approval for Processing NNPI from NAVSEA 08, please see Processing NNNPI on Non-Fed Info Systems.
09/26/22 Please read the following memo on safeguarding Unclassified Naval Nuclear Propulsion Information (U-NNPI) to understand the requirements invoked in NNS purchase orders that include U-NNPI.
06/21/22 Please click on the following link for the most recent Contractor Business Meeting Presentation. For previous Contractor Business Meeting Presentations, please see the Contractor Business Meetings site.
05/05/22 Please read the following communication on Newport News Shipbuilding becoming a tobacco-free facility.
12/07/21 Please read the following memo for details and information on deliveries during the Holiday shutdown.
04/13/21 Please read the following communication for helpful links and resources on Supply Chain Cybersecurity.
04/08/21 Please read the following communication on policy change regarding access to classified information by visitors from Dru Blanche, Director, Plant Operations.
11/10/20 Please read the October 2020 version of the Periscope and Flight Deck Supplier Newsletter! It contains very helpful and interesting information for our suppliers. For previous Newsletters, please see the Supplier Communications site.
06/09/20 EXOSTAR is offering a webinar on the upcoming Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) requirement. The webinar is titled “What Suppliers Need to be Doing Now” and will be held on June 25th at 2:00PM. Click HERE to register.
03/24/20 Please read the following communication on Ensuring Shipbuilding Supply Base Stability During COVID-19 from Bryan Caccavale, NNS Vice President of Supply Chain Management.
03/20/20: Please click on the following links to read critical communications from NNS regarding the COVID-19 situation:
03/11/20: Please click on the following link to access Helpful Links for Supply Chain Cybersecurity.
02/17/20 Please click HERE to view the flyer for the upcoming Cybersecurity Resiliency for Defense Contractors event held in Norfolk, VA on April 21, 2020. There is no cost to register for this event.
01/17/20 Please read the Critical Cyber Vulnerability Mitigation Letter from Bryan Caccavale, NNS Vice President of Supply Chain Management.
12/5/19 Please read the December 2019 version of the Periscope and Flight Deck Supplier Newsletter! It contains very helpful and interesting information for our suppliers. For previous Newsletters, please see the Supplier Communications site.
11/18/19: Please click on the following link for the most recent Contractor Business Meeting Presentation! For previous Contractor Business Meeting Presentations, please see the Contractor Business Meetings site under the Other Useful Resources page.
10/22/19: Please read the following Supplier Communication on Defense Priorities and Allocation System (DPAS) and FAQs.
09/25/19: Revision 1 to NN9628 Construction Services Time and Material Daily Ticket is now posted in the Forms tab under Purchase Order Resources. Please begin using this form immediately.
08/24/18: Please click on the following link for an announcement on the new automated invoicing system available September 4, 2018!
12/12/17: Please click here for a notice on upcoming changes to NNS SPARS being implemented on January 2, 2018.
09/15/16: If you were unable to attend the recent NNS webinar regarding Safeguarding Covered Defense Information and Cyber Incident Reporting, DFARS 252.204-7012, then you may view a presentation here.
06/30/16: Please review this reminder of how DCAS Inspection Requirements are Designated/Managed on Purchase Orders (POs).
06/22/16: Please take a moment to review the Virginia Class Submarines, Ohio Class Replacement Submarines, and Ford Class Aircraft Carriers Supplier Conference material which was held in Falls Church, VA on June 14th.
06/03/16: Please take a moment to watch the Build Clean Video regarding foreign material in piping and component systems! At NNS we take pride in building the greatest warships in the world.
10/07/15: NNS will be implementing an automated Accounts Payable solution in 2016. Please visit the Accounts Payable page for more details.
08/07/15: In recognition of Newport News Shipbuilding Ethics and Compliance Awareness in the week August 17-21, 2015, please take a moment to view and share Huntington Ingalls Industries’ outstanding collection of videos and references with your organization: Ethics and Compliance
*NEW* 7/17/20 Please review the following new quality alert on Supplier Quality Trend Missing Software Deliverables.
3/2/19 Please review the following new quality alert on the Speculation on the Impacts of the Coronavirus Outbreak to the Semiconductor Industry.
10/22/19 Please review the following new quality alert on the understanding of the impact of welding arc travel speed and heat input.
10/14/19 Please review the Understanding of the Requirements of Level III NDT Certifications quality alert.
6/5/18 Please review the Non-Conforming Material Quality alert.
5/8/18 Please review the Self-Locking Nuts Quality alert.
4/5/18 Please review the Foreign Material Quality alert.
10/19/16 NNS is receiving a greater-than-normal quantity of components that do NOT conform to the cleanliness requirements invoked by the PO Coded Notes and Standard Clauses. Please take a moment to view the Build Clean Requirements.
8/6/14: Please review the Catalog Part Pressure Ratings alert.
10/3/12: Please review the Fastener Nonconformance Issues alert.
8/31/12: Please review the Tensile Test Rate alert.
3/1/12: NAVWELD Quality Alert
Newport News Shipbuilding (NNS) holds quarterly contractor business meetings for suppliers currently supporting NNS facilities and waterfront support (FWS) maintenance efforts. These meetings convey recent changes in processes or procedures, environmental health and safety notices, as well as updates to contract documents, forms, and references. These meetings are mandatory for contractors working with NNS FWS departments and any contractor employee attending must have a valid access badge. Recent presentation can be viewed below.