Fiscal Year 2017 Program Funding

Updated May 23, 2017

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This page lists the FY 2017 funding amounts requested, authorized, and appropriated for each element of the nation's GPS program.

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Defense Appropriations

LAW

Update On May 5, 2017, President Trump signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017, an omnibus funding measure that provides $908.262 million to the Air Force GPS program in FY 2017.

President Obama's original request was $847.4 million (View source, 9 MB PDF). This total does not include $13.171 million requested for GPS Block IIF satellite on-orbit support and contract closeout (View source, 3.5 MB PDF).

NEW In March 2017, President Trump requested additional FY 2017 funding for DOD, including a $37.3 million increase for GPS III development (View source, 2 MB PDF) and a $120 million increase for OCX (View source, 2 MB PDF). The total GPS budget request became $1.00466 billion.

Funding Marks

Congressional marks in the table below are relative to President Obama's original budget request, not President Trump's amended request of March 2017.

Program
Line Item
President's
Budget
Request
House
Mark
Senate
Committee
Mark
Final
Mark
Procurement: GPS III Satellites
Space Procurement, Air Force, Line Item 6, "GPSIII / GPS III Space Segment"
View justification (3.5 MB PDF)
$34.059M $34.059M
View source (7 MB)
$34.059M
View source (800 KB)
$34.059M
View source (29.5 MB)
Development: GPS III Satellites
RDT&E, Air Force, Line Item No. 214 / Program Element 0305265F, "GPSIII / GPS III Space Segment"
View justification (8 MB PDF)
$141.888M $141.888M
View source (7 MB)
$134.388M
(−$7.5M vs request)
View source (800 KB)
$171.888M
(+$30M vs request)
View source (29.5 MB)
Development: Next Generation Operational Control System (OCX) and GPS Enterprise Integrator
RDT&E, Air Force, Line Item No. 110 / Program Element 0603423F, "Global Positioning System III -- Operational Control Segment"
View justification (8 MB PDF)
$393.268M $393.268M
View source (7 MB)
$163.438M
(−$229.830M vs request)
View source (800 KB)
$393.268M
View source (29.5 MB)
Development: Military GPS User Equipment (MGUE)
RDT&E, Air Force, Line Item No. 48 / Program Element 0305164F, "NAVSTAR Global Positioning System (User Equipment) (SPACE)"
View justification (8.5 MB PDF)
$278.147M $278.147M
View source (7 MB)
$253.147M
(−$25M vs request)
View source (800 KB)
$309.047M
(+$30.9M vs request)
View source (29.5 MB)
TOTAL $847.362M $847.362M $585.032M
(−$262.33M vs request)
$908.262M
(+$60.9M vs request)

Legislative History

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House
Subcommittee
House
Committee
House
Floor
House-Senate
Conference
Committee
House
Floor
President
5/11/2016
H.R. 5293
5/17/2016
H.R. 5293
6/16/2016
H.R. 5293
5/3/2017
H.R. 244
3/8/2017
H.R. 1301
Senate
Subcommittee
Senate
Committee
Senate
Floor
5/1/2017
H.R. 244
3/2/2017
H.R. 1301
Senate
Floor
5/5/2017
Public Law 115-31
5/24/2016
S. 3000
5/26/2016
S. 3000
  5/4/2017
H.R. 244

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Transportation Appropriations

LAW

Update On May 5, 2017, President Trump signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017, an omnibus funding measure that provides the Department of Transportation with funds to support designated civil elements of the Air Force GPS program in FY 2017, along with civil GPS augmentations and related activities.

Starting in FY 2017, DOT received civil funding for the GPS program through the Office of the Secretary instead of through the FAA. Also, the FY 2017 budget includes no DOT funds for the Nationwide Differential GPS (NDGPS) program.

Funding Marks

Program
Line Item
President's
Budget
Request
House
Committee
Mark
Senate
Committee
Mark
Final
Mark
Civil Signal Monitoring – Air Force - GPS
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research & Technology
(Note: Civil Signal Monitoring is only one element of DOT's $18M Research and Technology line item)

View justification (11.5 MB PDF)
$10M Unclear* View source (1.5 MB) $5.6M
(−$4.4M vs request)
View source (500 KB)
$5.6M
(−$4.4M vs request)
View source (7 MB)
Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) and GPS Civil Requirements Oversight
FAA Facilities & Equipment, Activity 2, Budget Item 2D03, "Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) for GPS"
View justification (8 MB PDF)
$85M $111.6M**
View source (1.5 MB)
$85M
View source (500 KB)
$111.6M**
View source (7 MB)
WAAS GEO Satellite Leases
FAA Facilities & Equipment, Activity 6, Budget Item 6A01, "Automated Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B) Subscription Costs and Wide Area Augmentation Services (WAAS) Geostationary (GEO) Satellite Leases", Task B
(Note: WAAS GEO Satellite Leases is only one element of a $150.3M line item)

View justification (8 MB PDF)
$26.6M $26.6M†
View source (500 KB)
Positioning, Navigation, and Timing (PNT)
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research & Technology
(Note: PNT is only one element of DOT's $18M Research and Technology line item)

View justification (11.5 MB PDF)
$1.61M $1.61M View source (1.5 MB) $1.61M
View source (500 KB)
Unclear††
View source (7 MB)

WAAS Program Guidance

GPS Vehicle Tracking

Legislative History

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House
Subcommittee
House
Committee
House
Floor
House-Senate
Conference
Committee
House
Floor
President
5/18/2016
H.R. 5394
5/24/2016
H.R. 5394
Skipped 5/3/2017
H.R. 244
Senate
Subcommittee
Senate
Committee
Senate
Floor
5/1/2017
H.R. 244
Senate
Floor
5/5/2017
Public Law 115-31
4/19/2016
S. 2844
4/21/2016
S. 2844
5/19/2016
H.R. 2577
5/4/2017
H.R. 244

Defense Authorization

LAW

On December 23, 2016, President Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017. 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
Mark
Final
Procurement: GPS III Satellites
Space Procurement, Air Force, Line Item 6, "GPSIII / GPS III Space Segment"
View justification (3.5 MB PDF)
$34.059M $34.059M
View source (2.4 MB)
$34.059M
View source (3 MB)
$34.059M
View source (4 MB)
Development: GPS III Satellites
RDT&E, Air Force, Line Item No. 214 / Program Element 0305265F, "GPSIII / GPS III Space Segment"
View justification (8 MB PDF)
$141.888M $141.888M
View source (2.4 MB)
$141.888M
View source (3 MB)
$141.888M
View source (4 MB)
Development: Next Generation Operational Control System (OCX) and GPS Enterprise Integrator
RDT&E, Air Force, Line Item No. 110 / Program Element 0603423F, "Global Positioning System III -- Operational Control Segment"
View justification (8 MB PDF)
$393.268M $393.268M
View source (2.4 MB)
$393.268M*
View source (3 MB)
$393.268M*
View source (4 MB)
Development: Military GPS User Equipment (MGUE)
RDT&E, Air Force, Line Item No. 48 / Program Element 0305164F, "NAVSTAR Global Positioning System (User Equipment) (SPACE)"
View justification (8.5 MB PDF)
$278.147M $278.147M
View source (2.4 MB)
$278.147M
View source (3 MB)
$278.147M
View source (4 MB)
TOTAL $847.362M $847.362M $847.362M $847.362M

Next Generation Operational Control System (OCX)

Foreign PNT Systems

Backup and Complementary PNT

Harmful Interference

Legislative History

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House
Subcommittee
House
Committee
House
Floor
House-Senate
Conference
Committee
House
Floor
President
4/21/2016
H.R. 4909
4/27/2016
H.R. 4909
5/18/2016
H.R. 4909
12/2/2016
S. 2943
Senate
Subcommittee
Senate
Committee
Senate
Floor
11/30/2016
S. 2943
Senate
Floor

12/23/2016
Public Law 114-328

5/10/2016
S. 2943
5/12/2016
S. 2943
6/14/2016
S. 2943
12/8/2016
S. 2943

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