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November 2013

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  • Amendment Proposes to Limit Foreign Satellite Navigation Stations in the U.S.
  • GAO Recommends Increased Coordination and Risk Assessment of GPS Disruptions
  • GAO Delivers Independent Assessment of Air Force Report on Lower-Cost GPS Solutions
  • Court Says Warrant Needed for GPS Tracking of Suspects

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August 2013

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  • Senate Appropriators Pass FY 2014 Defense Spending Bill with GPS Program Funding
  • Civil GPS Funding in Jeopardy
  • Senate Authorizers Recommend Full DOD Funding for GPS
  • THUD Bill Funds New Effort to Develop GPS Spectrum Compatibility Criteria
  • Newest GPS Satellite Now Operational

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June 2013

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  • House Appropriators Propose $87M in Cuts to Air Force GPS Budget in FY 2014
  • House Authorizers Recommend Full Funding for GPS
  • Air Force Lofts Fourth GPS IIF Satellite into Orbit
  • New Contact Address for GPS Inquiries
  • Application Spotlight: Weather Forecasting

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April 2013

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  • President's FY 2014 Budget Request Includes Nearly $1.3 Billion for GPS Program
  • Future of NDGPS Program Under Review
  • Members Reintroduce Legislation to Protect Personal Location Information
  • Air & Space Museum Opens Exhibit on Time & Navigation

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March 2013

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  • Final FY 2013 Spending Measure Includes Funding Cuts to GPS Program
  • Sen. Schumer, DOT Promote Safe Use of GPS in Commercial Trucks and Buses
  • Next-Generation GPS Satellite Hits Production Milestone

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