Fiscal Year 2013 Program Funding

This page lists the FY 2013 funding amounts requested, authorized, and appropriated for each element of the nation's GPS program.

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Defense Appropriations

On March 26, 2013, President Obama signed the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013, an omnibus spending measure that includes funding line items for the Department of Defense.

The act provides a total of $1.2322 billion for the GPS program, minus a 0.1% rescission and a further reduction based on the President's sequestration order (cutting 7.8% from all non-exempt defense discretionary accounts). Final, adjusted amounts are not yet available for the line items below.

Funding Marks

Program
Line Item
President's
Budget
Request
Original House
Mark (H.R. 5856)
Senate
Committee
Mark (H.R. 5856)
Enacted,
Pre-Adjusted
(H.R. 933)
Procurement: GPS IIF Satellites
Missile Procurement, Air Force, Line Item 22, "Global Positioning System (Space)"
$58.147M
View source
$48.147M
−$10M vs request
View source
$58.147M
View source
$48.147M
−$10M vs request
View source
Procurement: GPS III Satellites
Missile Procurement, Air Force, Line Item 19, "GPS III Space Segment" + Line Item 20, "GPS III Space Segment Advance Procurement"
$492.910M
($410.294M + $82.616M)
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$492.910M
($410.294M + $82.616M)
View source
$492.910M
($410.294M + $82.616M)
View source
$492.910M
($410.294M + $82.616M)
View source
Procurement: Ground Segment Equipment
Other Procurement, Air Force, Line Item 47, "Space Mods Space" + Line Item 71, "Spares and Repair Parts"
(Note: Figures here only reflect GPS elements of multi-element line items)
$7.741M
($7.353M +
$0.388M)

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$7.741M
($7.353M +
$0.388M)

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$7.741M
($7.353M +
$0.388M)

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$7.741M
($7.353M +
$0.388M)

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Development: Control Segment
RDT&E, Air Force, Line Item No. 199 / Program Element 0305165F, "NAVSTAR GPS (Space and Control Segments)"
$14.335M
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$14.335M
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$14.335M
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$14.335M
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Development: GPS III Satellites
RDT&E, Air Force, Line Item No. 216 / Program Element 0305265F, "GPS III Space Segment"
$318.992M
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$318.992M
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$318.992M
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$318.992M
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Development: Next Generation Operational Control System (OCX)
RDT&E, Air Force, Line Item No. 112 / Program Element 0603423F, "Global Positioning System III -- Operational Control Segment"
$371.595M
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$333.295M
−$38.3M vs request
View source
$370.095M
−$1.5M vs request
View source
$350.095M
−$21.5M vs request
View source
TOTAL $1.2637B $1.2154B
−$48.3M vs request
$1.2622B
−$1.5M vs request
$1.2322B
−$31.5M vs request

The report explaining the final act justifies the GPS IIF cut as follows: "GPS space and control technical support excess to need". It also provides a detailed breakout of the OCX cut, reducing "Phase B" to fund Launch Control System acceleration and cutting FFRDC and integrator support. (GPS enterprise integration is a sub-element of the OCX line item.) The original House report included similar explanations for GPS IIF and OCX. See table above for sources.

The original Senate marks aligned with those in the defense authorization (see below).

Legislative History

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House
Subcommittee
House
Committee
House
Floor
House-Senate
Conference
Committee
House
Floor
President
5/8/2012
H.R. 5856
5/17/2012
H.R. 5856
7/19/2012
H.R. 5856
3/6/2013
H.R. 933
3/21/2013
H.R. 933
Senate
Subcommittee
Senate
Committee
Senate
Floor
Skipped Senate
Floor
3/26/2013
Public Law
113-6
7/31/2012
H.R. 5856
8/2/2012
H.R. 5856
3/20/2013
H.R. 933
N/A

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Transportation Appropriations

The Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013, funds the Department of Transportation at the same level as in Fiscal Year 2012, minus a reduction based on the President's sequestration order (cutting 5.0% from all non-defense discretionary accounts). Final, adjusted amounts are not yet available for the line items below.

The table shows the FY 2012 enacted levels for GPS Civil Requirements, WAAS, and NDGPS. DOT's FY 2012 funding act did not set specific marks for GBAS or APNT. (View FY 2012 table)

Funding Marks

Program
Line Item
President's
Budget
Request
House
Mark
Senate
Committee
Mark
Enacted,
Pre-Adjusted
GPS Civil Requirements
FAA Facilities & Equipment Budget Item 2D11
$40M
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$15M
−$25M vs request
View source
$19M
−$21M vs request
View source
$19M
−$21M vs request
Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS)
FAA Facilities & Equipment Budget Item 2D03
$96M
View source
$92M
−$4M vs request
View source
$96M
View source
$95M
−$1M vs request
Ground Based Augmentation Systems (GBAS)
FAA Facilities & Equipment Budget Item 1A12, "NextGen: Flexible Terminals and Airports"
(Note: Figures here only reflect one element of a multi-element line item)
$3M
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$3M
View source
Unknown
Parent account cut from $30.5M to $19M
View source
Unknown
Alternative Positioning, Navigation, and Timing (APNT)
FAA Facilities & Equipment Budget Item 1A12, "NextGen: Flexible Terminals and Airports"
(Note: Figures here only reflect one element of a multi-element line item)
$4M
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$4M
View source
Unknown
Parent account cut from $30.5M to $19M
View source
Unknown
Nationwide Differential GPS (NDGPS)
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research & Development
$5.6M
View source
Unknown
Parent account cut from $13.67M to $13.5M
View source
$5.6M
View source
$7.6M
+$2M vs request

GPS Tracking

The House proposed a ban on Department of Transportation spending "to promulgate or implement any regulations that would mandate global positioning system (GPS) tracking, electronic on-board recording devices, or event data recorders in passenger or commercial motor vehicles." (View source) The final act does not include this provision.

Legislative History

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House
Subcommittee
House
Committee
House
Floor
House-Senate
Conference
Committee
House
Floor
President
6/7/2012
H.R. 5972
6/19/2012
H.R. 5972
6/29/2012
H.R. 5972
3/21/2013
H.R. 933
Senate
Subcommittee
Senate
Committee
Senate
Floor
Skipped Senate
Floor
3/26/2013
Public Law
113-6
4/17/2012
S. 2322
4/19/2012
S. 2322
3/20/2013
H.R. 933
N/A

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Defense Authorization

On January 2, 2013, President Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013. The act includes policy and funding guidance for the GPS program.

Funding Marks

Program
Line Item
President's
Budget
Request
House
Mark
Senate
Mark
Final
Procurement: GPS IIF Satellites
Missile Procurement, Air Force, Line Item 22, "Global Positioning System (Space)"
$58.147M
View source
$58.147M
View source
$58.147M
View source
$58.147M
View source
Procurement: GPS III Satellites
Missile Procurement, Air Force, Line Item 19, "GPS III Space Segment" + Line Item 20, "GPS III Space Segment Advance Procurement"
$492.910M
($410.294M + $82.616M)
View source 1 View source 2
$492.910M
($410.294M + $82.616M)
View source
$492.910M
($410.294M + $82.616M)
View source
$492.910M
($410.294M + $82.616M)
View source
Procurement: Ground Segment Equipment
Other Procurement, Air Force, Line Item 47, "Space Mods Space" + Line Item 71, "Spares and Repair Parts"
(Note: Figures here only reflect GPS elements of multi-element line items)
$7.741M
($7.353M + $0.388M)
View source 1 View source 2
$7.741M
($7.353M + $0.388M)
View source
$7.741M
($7.353M + $0.388M)
View source
$7.741M
($7.353M + $0.388M)
View source 1 View source 2
Development: Control Segment
RDT&E, Air Force, Line Item No. 199 / Program Element 0305165F, "NAVSTAR GPS (Space and Control Segments)"
$14.335M
View source
$14.335M
View source
$14.335M
View source
$14.335M
View source
Development: GPS III Satellites
RDT&E, Air Force, Line Item No. 216 / Program Element 0305265F, "GPS III Space Segment"
$318.992M
View source
$318.992M
View source
$318.992M
View source
$318.992M
View source
Development: Next Generation Operational Control System (OCX)
RDT&E, Air Force, Line Item No. 112 / Program Element 0603423F, "Global Positioning System III -- Operational Control Segment"
$371.595M
View source
$370.095M
−$1.5M vs request
View source
$370.095M
−$1.5M vs request
View source
$370.095M
−$1.5M vs request
View source
TOTAL $1.2637B $1.2622B
−$1.5M vs request
$1.2622B
−$1.5M vs request
$1.2622B
−$1.5M vs request

Reporting Requirements

Section 342 requires a report and exercise plan on the military's readiness to operate in environments where GPS and other information systems are denied (View source). This reporting requirement originated in the House (View source). The original Senate report stated, "The Department of Defense must develop and incorporate training and contingency operations in a GPS denial environment to ensure mission success." (View source)

Section 1064 repeals the requirement for the biennial GPS report to Congress (View source). The repeal appeared in the original versions of the Senate (View source) and House (View source) bills. According to the Senate bill report, "This information can readily be obtained from the biennial Federal Radionavigation Plan saving approximately $150,000 each year in federal funds." (View source)

The House report language directs the Air Force to submit a report on "lower-cost solutions for providing GPS capability following the procurement of the GPS III satellites." It also directs the U.S. Comptroller General to review the report. (View source)

Legislative History

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House
Subcommittee
House
Committee
House
Floor
House-Senate
Conference
Committee
House
Floor
President
4/26/2012
H.R. 4310
5/10/2012
H.R. 4310
5/18/2012
H.R. 4310
12/20/2012
H.R. 4310
Senate
Subcommittee
Senate
Committee
Senate
Floor
12/18/2012
H.R. 4310
Senate
Floor
1/2/2013
Public Law 112-239
5/23/2012
S.3254
5/24/2012
S.3254
12/4/2012
S.3254
12/21/2012
H.R. 4310

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