NNS Suppliers


a. SPARS – (Shipbuilding Partners and Suppliers) A secure website stood up by IBM where suppliers can submit their software documents electronically.
b. Software – Technical documents requiring Huntington Ingalls Industries – Newport News Shipbuilding’s review and approval.

  • Examples of Software documents: your drawings, procedures, test reports, Vendor Information Requests (VIRs), and Vendor Procedure Approval Requests (VPARs).

Advantages to using SPARS:

  • You will receive a tracking number
  • Timely Status updates
  • Shortened lead time for receiving NNS’ response to software submittals
  • Easy access to previous submittals
  • Ability to manage your companies’ account (adding users, etc)

Newport News Shipbuilding SPARS website (https://spars.huntingtoningalls.com/ngcspars/Auth)

Supplier Training available online (https://supplier.huntingtoningalls.com/sourcing/supplier-training)

**Please click here for a notice on changes to NNS SPARS that were implemented on January 2, 2018.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Does it cost me to use SPARS? 
A: No, there is no fee to use SPARS.

Q: Can I have more than one person sign up?
Yes! You can add many users within your company.

Q: How do I get signed up?
A: To gain access, please email [email protected] .

Q: Once I log in, where do I go to submit a technical document?
Click on the ‘NNS Forms’ module to choose the type of software submittal.

Q: What if my account does not show the ‘NNS Forms’ module?
Please send email to [email protected] to have HII-NNS added to your SPARS account.


To gain access or to receive further information about SPARS, please contact us at [email protected].


**Please note that NOFORN or NNPI documents are not permitted to be transmitted via SPARS. Contact your buyer if you are not sure whether your material is NOFORN or NNPI.