Lead The Way


Hilton Village Centennial


Ron Murray, Newport News Shipbuilding’s vice president of Quality, spoke during the celebration of Hilton Village’s centennial anniversary. In his remarks, he shared the story of the special relationship that NNS and the community share and presented an original plat of the village, hand-drawn by NNS’ Plant Engineering Office 100 years ago.

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A Message on Civility


Message from HII’s Human Resources and Administration Senior Team: “While it is healthy to disagree with a perspective or an idea, it is not acceptable to launch a personal attack.”

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Quality Always Matters

Quality Always Matters

Newport News Shipbuilding President Jennifer Boykin discusses the importance of quality and how performing with quality in mind can make a difference.

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Peninsula Executive Leadership Forum


Newport News Shipbuilding President Jennifer Boykin spoke to Hampton Roads leaders at the Executive Leadership Forum hosted by the Virginia Peninsula Chamber of Commerce.

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2017 Safest Year on Record at NNS


In a letter to employees, Newport News Shipbuilding President Jennifer Boykin congratulates shipbuilders for the safest year on record.

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Engagement Is More Than a Buzz Word

Small Talk, Work Life Balance

Newport News Shipbuilding President Jennifer Boykin discusses thoughts on engagement and the importance of creating an environment that encourages engagement, hears ideas, and puts ideas in motion to make a difference.

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Larger Navy benefits country, shipbuilders


In a guest article for the Virginian-Pilot, Newport News Shipbuilding President Jennifer Boykin shares why she feels NNS is ready to answer the call for a larger U.S. Navy fleet.

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NNS President Jennifer Boykin recently communicated to the senior leadership team her vision for the future of our business and our supporting NNSFORWARD Strategy. More details will be released about the strategy in the coming days, weeks and months, and how it connects to Boykin’s top priorities: people and technology.

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Recharging with history and hip hop


Newport News Shipbuilding President Jennifer Boykin discusses the musical “Hamilton” and some thoughts she took from the show.

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Apprentice School Graduation Remarks


Newport News Shipbuilding hosted commencement exercises for the 2017 graduates of The Apprentice School. During the ceremony, NNS President and commencement speaker Jennifer Boykin told the new graduates, “It is your diversity that brings relevance and certainty to our future. The diverse experiences and the perspectives that you will bring to our shops, our dry docks, our piers – and our boardrooms – will ensure our future success.”

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Listen to your Inner Alarm


Newport News Shipbuilding President Jennifer Boykin discusses safety and how important it is for us to prepare for the unthinkable.

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Boykin Speaks at Groundbreaking


Newport News Shipbuilding is proud to be part of the Brooks Crossing development which will house over 600 engineers and designers. The building will also house a STEM education center, allowing for outreach throughout the city. NNS President Jennifer Boykin spoke at the groundbreaking ceremony.

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Video: SmallTalk: About Big Ideas


NNS President Jennifer Boykin shares her NNSFORWARD strategy and discusses everything from parking to new technology and how they relate to her objectives: Enable the Workforce, Execute Efficiently, Transform Business Operations, and Grow the Business Base.

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Boykin Speaks at MLK Day Ceremonies


Newport News Shipbuilding celebrated Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy with events for shipbuilders. The theme for NNS’ second annual MLK Day commemoration was “The Color of Unity.” NNS President Jennifer Boykin spoke about the importance of diversity to the nation and the shipyard.

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Ethical Foul Ball: Lesson from the dugout


NNS President Jennifer Boykin is starting a new communications forum called, “SmallTalk: About Big Ideas.” The premise behind SmallTalk is to share her perspectives about important topics in a casual format, to include blog-style posts, video conversations and in-person discussions.

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Boykin Speaks at 12 Explorers and the Age of Innovation Exhibit Opening


Christopher Newport University’s Public History Center celebrated maritime history, culture and naval innovation with its “12 Explorers” project. At the project’s grand opening event, NNS President Jennifer Boykin spoke about the shipyard’s proud legacy and the importance of continued innovation.

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The Glass: Evolving The Business Woman – A Women’s Business Conference


Susan Jacobs, Vice President of Human Resources & Administration at NNS, delivered keynote address for the Hampton Roads Chamber, a local event dedicated to the development of leaders.

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