Fiscal Year 2015 Program Funding

Updated December 30, 2014

Fiscal Year 2015 Budget of the U.S. Government

This page lists the FY 2015 funding amounts requested, authorized, and appropriated for each element of the nation's GPS program.

Each line item below provides external links to original source documents, including bills, report language, and agency budget justifications submitted to Congress.

Some links on this page lead to content in the Portable Document Format (PDF) and may require you to install PDF software. Get software

Defense Appropriations

On December 16, 2014, President Obama signed the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 (Public Law 113-235), an omnibus funding measure that provides $1.0348 billion to the Air Force GPS program in FY 2015.

Funding Marks

Program
Line Item
President's
Budget
Request
House
Mark
Senate
Committee
Mark
Final
Procurement: GPS IIF Satellites
Missile Procurement, Air Force, Line Item 20, "Global Positioning (Space)"
$52.090M
View source
$50.0M
−$2.09M vs request
View source
$52.090M
View source
$50.0M
−$2.09M vs request
View source
Procurement: GPS III Satellites
Missile Procurement, Air Force, Line Item 17, "GPS III Space Segment" + Line Item 18, "GPS III Space Segment Advance Procurement"
$292.397M
($235.397M + $57.000M)
View source 1 View source 2
$322.397M
($235.397M + $87.000M)
+$30M vs request
View source 1 View source 2
$315.797M
($228.797M + $87.000M)
+$23.4M vs request View source 1 View source 2
$315.797M
($228.797M + $87.000M)
+$23.4M vs request
View source
Development: GPS III Satellites
RDT&E, Air Force, Line Item No. 221 / Program Element 0305265F, "GPS III Space Segment"
$212.571M
View source
$212.571M
View source
$212.571M
View source
$212.571M
View source
Development: Next Generation Operational Control System (OCX) and GPS Enterprise Integrator
RDT&E, Air Force, Line Item No. 115 / Program Element 0603423F, "Global Positioning System III -- Operational Control Segment"
$299.760M
View source
$299.760M
View source
$299.760M
View source
$299.760M
View source
Development: Military GPS User Equipment (MGUE)
RDT&E, Air Force, Line Item No. 56 / Program Element 0305164F, "NAVSTAR Global Positioning System (User Equipment) (SPACE)"
$156.659M
View source
$156.659M
View source
$156.659M
View source
$156.659M
View source
TOTAL $1.0135B $1.0414B
+$27.9M vs request
$1.0369B
+$23.4M vs request
$1.0348
+$21.3M vs request

The explanatory statement for the final act includes the following notes regarding the satellite procurement budget marks:

The reduction to GPS IIF is consistent with the recommendations in the House report. The GPS III cut is consistent with the Senate report. Both the House and Senate recommended the increase to GPS III advance procurement, with the House report specifying it is "to restore funding for future acquisitions at the level of two satellites per year." All sources are embedded in the table above.

The explanatory statement for the final act directs the Air Force to allocate $20 million of the GPS III development budget to study technological maturation, including the use of an alternative digital GPS payload, and risk reduction (view source). The $20 million is to come out of the $32.9 million Space Modernization Initiative that was in GPS III development request (view request). This direction is consistent with language in the House report (View source) and Senate report (View source).

The House report includes language expressing support for the Military GPS User Equipment (MGUE) program. View source

Legislative History

<-- Drag table to scroll -->
House
Subcommittee
House
Committee
House
Floor
House-Senate
Conference
Committee
House
Floor
President
5/30/2014
H.R. 4870
6/10/2014
H.R. 4870
6/20/2014
H.R. 4870
12/11/2014
H.R. 83
Senate
Subcommittee
Senate
Committee
Senate
Floor
Skipped Senate
Floor

12/16/2014
Public Law 113-235

7/15/2014
H.R. 4870
7/17/2014
H.R. 4870
Skipped 12/13/2014
H.R. 83

The House and Senate Appropriations Committees held relevant budget hearings on March 26, April 2, May 14, and June 18, 2014. Learn more

arrowReturn to top of page

Transportation Appropriations

On December 16, 2014, President Obama signed the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 (Public Law 113-235), an omnibus funding measure that includes FY 2015 funds for the Department of Transportation's GPS programs.

Funding Marks

Program
Line Item
President's
Budget
Request
House
Mark
Senate
Committee
Mark
Final
GPS Civil Requirements
FAA Facilities & Equipment Budget Item 2D11
$27M
View source
0
−$27M vs request
View source
$10M
−$17M vs request
View source
$10M
−$17M vs request
View source
Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS)
FAA Facilities & Equipment Budget Item 2D03
$103.6M
View source
$103.6M
View source
$103.6M
View source
$98.6M
−$5M vs request
View source
Alternative Positioning, Navigation, and Timing (APNT)
FAA Facilities & Equipment Budget Item 1A05, "NextGen: Separation Management Portfolio"
(Note: Figures here only reflect one element of a $13M line item)
$3M
View source
$3M
View source
$3M
View source
$3M
View source
Nationwide Differential GPS (NDGPS)
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research & Technology; Nationwide Differential Global Positioning System
$5.6M
View source
Unclear
Parent account cut by $2M vs request
View source
$5.6M
View source
Unclear
Parent account cut by $1.6M vs request
View source
GPS Spectrum Protection
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research & Technology; Positioning, Navigation and Timing
(Note: Figures here only reflect one element of a $1.61M line item)
$1M
View source
Unclear
Parent account cut by $2M vs request
View source
$1M
View source
Unclear
Parent account cut by $1.6M vs request
View source

GPS Vehicle Tracking

Section 417 of Division K of the final act states, "None of the funds made available by this Act may be used to mandate global positioning system (GPS) tracking in private passenger motor vehicles without providing full and appropriate consideration of privacy concerns under 5 U.S.C. chapter 5, subchapter II." (View source). The House version of the bill included a similar provision with different wording (Learn more).

The DOT budget request includes a legislative proposal that would authorize the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology to accept funding from DOT's modal administrations for support of GPS activities (View source). The House and Senate did not support the proposal, with the House citing insufficient justification (view source).

Legislative History

<-- Drag table to scroll -->
House
Subcommittee
House
Committee
House
Floor
House-Senate
Conference
Committee
House
Floor
President
5/7/2014
H.R. 4745
5/21/2014
H.R. 4745
6/10/2014
H.R. 4745
12/11/2014
H.R. 83
Senate
Subcommittee
Senate
Committee
Senate
Floor
Skipped Senate
Floor

12/16/2014
Public Law 113-235

6/3/2014
S. 2438
6/5/2014
S. 2438
Skipped 12/13/2014
H.R. 83

arrowReturn to top of page

Defense Authorization

On December 19, 2014, President Obama signed the Carl Levin and Howard P. "Buck" McKeon National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015 (Public Law 113-291). The act includes policy and funding guidance for the GPS program. It does not expend funds from the U.S. Treasury.

Funding Marks

Program
Line Item
President's
Budget
Request
House
Mark
Senate
Committee
Mark
Final
Procurement: GPS IIF Satellites
Missile Procurement, Air Force, Line Item 20, "Global Positioning (Space)"
$52.090M
View source
$52.090M
View source
$52.090M
View source
$52.090M
View source
Procurement: GPS III Satellites
Missile Procurement, Air Force, Line Item 17, "GPS III Space Segment" + Line Item 18, "GPS III Space Segment Advance Procurement"
$292.397M
($235.397M + $57.000M)
View source 1 View source 2
$292.397M
($235.397M + $57.000M)
View source
$292.397M
($235.397M + $57.000M)
View source
$292.397M
($235.397M + $57.000M)
View source
Development: GPS III Satellites
RDT&E, Air Force, Line Item No. 221 / Program Element 0305265F, "GPS III Space Segment"
$212.571M
View source
$212.571M
View source
$212.571M
View source
$212.571M
View source
Development: Next Generation Operational Control System (OCX) and GPS Enterprise Integrator
RDT&E, Air Force, Line Item No. 115 / Program Element 0603423F, "Global Positioning System III -- Operational Control Segment"
$299.760M
View source
$299.760M
View source
$299.760M
View source
$299.760M
View source
Development: Military GPS User Equipment (MGUE)
RDT&E, Air Force, Line Item No. 56 / Program Element 0305164F, "NAVSTAR Global Positioning System (User Equipment) (SPACE)"
$156.659M
View source
$156.659M
View source
$156.659M
View source
$156.659M
View source
TOTAL $1.0135B $1.0135B $1.0135B $1.0135B

Reporting Requirements

The report to accompany the House bill directs DOD to provide a report to Congress on GNSS ground monitoring stations operated by Russia near any U.S./allied military installation overseas or any other sensitive installation (view source). This reporting requirement relates to a provision in the FY 2014 NDAA (learn more).

The House report directs GAO to report on DOD's progress in deploying GPS M-Code capability (View source). The report also directs the Air Force to report on the GPS satellite constellation and replenishment plan (View source).

The Senate report directs GAO to review the cost, scope, and schedule of OCX including synchronization with the launch of the GPS III constellation (view source).

Alternative Navigation

The House report notes the military's reliance on GPS and encourages DOD to review potential technologies to provide alternative navigation in GPS-denied environments (View source).

Legislative History

← Drag table to scroll →
House
Subcommittee
House
Committee
House
Floor
House-Senate
Conference
Committee
House
Floor
President
4/30/2014
H.R. 4435
5/7/2014
H.R. 4435
5/22/2014
H.R. 4435
12/4/2014
H.R. 3979
Senate
Subcommittee
Senate
Committee
Senate
Floor
Skipped Senate
Floor
12/19/2014
Public Law 113-291
5/20/2014
S. 2410
5/23/2014
S. 2410
Skipped 12/12/2014
H.R. 3979

The House and Senate Armed Services Committees held budget hearings on national security space programs, including GPS, in March and April of 2014. Learn more

arrowReturn to top of page