Fiscal Year 2015 Program Funding

Updated July 21, 2014

Fiscal Year 2015 Budget of the U.S. Government
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This page lists the FY 2015 funding amounts being 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.

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Defense Appropriations

President Obama requested $1.0135 billion in Air Force funds for the GPS program in FY 2015.

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

Bill Status

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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
 
Senate
Subcommittee
Senate
Committee
Senate
Floor
  Senate
Floor
 
7/15/2014
H.R. 4870
7/17/2014
H.R. 4870
TBD  

Funding Marks

Program
Line Item
President's
Budget
Request
House
Mark
Senate
Committee
Mark
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
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)
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$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
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
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
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$299.760M
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$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
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$156.659M
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$156.659M
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TOTAL $1.0135B $1.0414B
+$27.9M vs request
$1.0369B
+$23.4M vs request

House appropriators added $30 million to GPS III advance procurement "to restore funding for future acquisitions at the level of two satellites per year." This is intended to maintain efficiencies and prevent overall life-cycle cost increases in the GPS III program. NEW: The Senate appropriators recommended the same increase. Reference sources are in the table above.

The House recommended trimming the GPS IIF procurement budget, citing "Excess contract support". NEW: The Senate fully funded GPS IIF but reduced GPS III by $6.6 million with the following note: "Restoring acquisition accountability: Launch support and on-orbit check-out early to need".

The House report 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). NEW: The Senate report also earmarks $20 million to mature an alternate digital payload (View source). The $20 million is to come out of the $32.9 million Space Modernization Initiative that was in the request for GPS III development (view source).

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

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Transportation Appropriations

President Obama requested $27 million in DOT funds for designated civil elements of the GPS program in FY 2015. In addition, the DOT request includes funding for GPS augmentation systems, alternative PNT, and GPS spectrum protection efforts.

Bill Status

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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
 
Senate
Subcommittee
Senate
Committee
Senate
Floor
  Senate
Floor
 
6/3/2014
S. 2438
6/5/2014
S. 2438
Ongoing
H.R. 4660
 

Funding Marks

Program
Line Item
President's
Budget
Request
House
Mark
Senate
Committee
Mark
GPS Civil Requirements
FAA Facilities & Equipment Budget Item 2D11
$27M
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0
−$27M 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
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
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
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

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 bill does not include the language proposed by DOT, citing insufficient justification for the new authority (view source). The Senate version also does not include the language.

GPS Vehicle Tracking

Section 432 of the House bill prohibits the use of funds to mandate GPS tracking or event data recorders in personal motor vehicles. Learn more

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Defense Authorization

The National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015 includes policy and funding guidance for the GPS program. It does not expend funds from the U.S. Treasury.

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

Bill Status

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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
 
Senate
Subcommittee
Senate
Committee
Senate
Floor
  Senate
Floor
 
5/20/2014
S. 2410
5/23/2014
S. 2410
TBD
S. 2410
 

Funding Marks

Program
Line Item
President's
Budget
Request
House
Mark
Senate
Committee
Mark
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
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
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
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
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
TOTAL $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). We previous misreported that these two requirements had disappeared from the report.

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).

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).

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