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December 16, 2015

$50 bill
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  • Revised NDAA Signed into Law with $2M Reduction for GPS
  • New Space Law Mentions PNT Coordination Office
  • Senator Franken Reintroduces GPS Data Privacy Bill

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October 27, 2015

Satellites in space
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  • Upcoming GPS IIF Satellite Launch
  • NDAA Update: Conference Report Fully Funds GPS
  • GAO Report on GPS Control Segment and Military User Equipment

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October 2, 2015

$50 bill
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  • How is the Global Positioning System Funded?
  • 62 NDGPS Sites to be Decommissioned

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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

Satellites
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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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