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

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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September 8, 2014

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  • Analysis: What Could Happen to GPS Funding Under a Continuing Resolution?
  • Report to Congress on GPS Multi-Year Procurement
  • Football Teams Use GPS to Optimize Athletes' Performance
  • GPS Facts: Constellation Size

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August 5, 2014

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  • Late-Summer Update on Air Force GPS Program Funding Levels for Fiscal Year 2015
  • Third Successful GPS Satellite Launch of 2014
  • Sector Focus: GPS in U.S. Agriculture
  • Test Your GPS Knowledge

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July 21, 2014

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  • Defense Spending Measure on Track for GPS Budget Increase Compared to FY 2015 Request
  • House Appropriators Forego Bill Language on LightSquared–GPS Interference Issue
  • Supreme Court Cites Location Privacy in Decision on Warrantless Cell Phone Search
  • Senator Durbin Highlights GPS at Defense Hearing

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June 30, 2014

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  • House Adopts THUD Amendment Barring Federal Mandates for GPS Vehicle Tracking
  • Defense Appropriations Bill Clears House with GPS Funding Increase
  • FCC Plans to Fine Foreign Manufacturer $34.9M for Jammer Marketing
  • FCC Hosts Workshop on GPS Protection and Receiver Performance

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June 17, 2014

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  • USAF GPS Budget Increased by House Appropriators, Fully Supported by Authorizers
  • Civil GPS Funding Eliminated by House, Reduced by Senate Appropriators
  • Congress Directs DOD, GAO to Submit Multiple Reports Related to GPS

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May 5, 2014

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  • Air Force Adds Navigation Data to Modernized Civil GPS Signals
  • Air Force Orders Production of Two Additional GPS III Satellites
  • House Passes Bill Containing Language that Promotes Potential GPS Backup System
  • Senator Franken Reintroduces Legislation to Protect Personal Location Information
  • New Legislative Liaison Joins GPS Coordination Office

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March 2014

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  • Fiscal Year 2015 Budget Request Includes Over $1 Billion for GPS Program
  • Air Force Launches Fifth GPS IIF Satellite Into Orbit
  • Coast Guard Bill Suggests Pursuing Enhanced LORAN as GPS Backup

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January 2014

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  • FY 2014 Omnibus Appropriations Package Cuts GPS Program Funding
  • Omnibus Includes Provision on LightSquared Interference Issue
  • Congress Finalizes FY 2014 NDAA Recommending Full Funding for GPS

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