Sending Office: Honorable Robert C. “Bobby” Scott
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Dear Colleague,

By now you should have received an invite from Huntington Ingalls Industries to visit Newport News Shipbuilding’s Digital Shipbuilding Mobile Experience Trailer on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, May 1, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  The trailer will be located
outside across from the U.S. Botanic Garden on First Street SW between Independence Ave SW and Maryland Ave, SW.  As members of the Congressional Modeling and Simulation Caucus and the Congressional Shipbuilding Caucus, we hope that you and your staff will
join us in visiting and learning more about the future of shipbuilding and workforce development.

As you may know, the United States Navy has invested research and development funding into Integrated Digital Shipbuilding for the new Gerald R. Ford class of nuclear aircraft carriers.  This technology will revolutionize how the private and public sector
build and maintain the most advanced ships in the world. It will also change how we develop and train the next generation of shipbuilders.

The Digital Shipbuilding MX Trailer is a mobile experience showcasing this new technology to provide innovative training that is mobile, experimental, and flexible. The MX Trailer provides an overview of Newport News Shipbuilding’s digital transformation
using customized, immersive experiences at seven unique demonstration stations. Since its debut in March 2017, over 25,000 people have experienced the trailer, including shipbuilders, local and regional STEM students and teachers, suppliers and business leaders,
Navy and government decision-makers, and defense industry trade show participants. 

Members and staff will enjoy a hands-on learning experience with digital tools such as laser scanners, 3D visual work instructions, Visual Build Management, additive manufacturing, and industrial uses of augmented reality.  As Congress continues to look
to how we can innovate and deploy new technologies to save taxpayers money, we hope that you will join us for this unique opportunity to learn more about Digital Shipbuilding and how it was reshape shipbuilding and workforce development.  


For more information or to RSVP, please contact Andrew Hicks, Huntington Ingalls at (202) 264-7174 or


Robert C. “Bobby” Scott        Rob Wittman                          John Rutherford

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