Newsletter for Congressional Staff

The National Coordination Office for Space-Based Positioning, Navigation, and Timing sends the GPS Bulletin to Capitol Hill staff and other interested parties on a periodic basis. Learn about the office

The links below lead to an external newsletter hosting website. Issues prior to October 2014 are not available on the external site but are in the Back Issues section of this page.

August 19, 2015

Rep. Garamendi
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  • House Hearing Includes Discussion on Backup for GPS
  • Garamendi Pushing Legislation on GPS Backup

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July 30, 2015

Beach view of launch
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  • Launch Success for 10th GPS IIF Satellite
  • Update on FY 2016 DOT Appropriations for GPS Activities
  • GPS-Related Provisions in the Transportation Appropriations Bill

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July 15, 2015

Fiscal Year 2016 GPS Budget of the U.S. Government
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  • Update on FY 2016 DOD Appropriations for GPS Program
  • Appropriators Take Back $30M in FY 2015 GPS Funds
  • GPS Program Guidance in the DOD Appropriations Bill

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July 1, 2015

Fiscal Year 2016 GPS Budget of the U.S. Government
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  • NDAA: House & Senate Diverge on GPS III Procurement
  • GPS-Related Provisions in NDAA Bills

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June 16, 2015

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  • Leaders Discuss Importance of GPS on Capitol Hill

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April 20, 2015

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  • Bill Proposes to Establish Land-Based Backup for GPS
  • New GPS Satellite Launched in March
  • Recent GPS-Related Reports to Congress

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March 3, 2015

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  • FY 2016 Budget Request Includes $965M for GPS

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February 12, 2015

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  • Legislation Addresses GPS Related Privacy Concerns
  • FCC Issues New E911 Location Accuracy Requirements
  • Current and Future Satellite Navigation Systems

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January 6, 2015

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  • Spending Bill Funds Air Force GPS Program in FY 2015
  • DOT Receives $10M in Civil GPS Funding
  • Newest GPS Satellite Begins Operational Service

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October 24, 2014

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  • Appeals Court Issues New Ruling on Warrantless GPS Vehicle Tracking
  • Mr. Harold Martin Named Director of National Coordination Office
  • Artist Uses GPS to Install Giant Portrait on National Mall Grounds

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