Fiscal Year 2010 Program Funding

This page lists the FY 2010 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.

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On December 19, 2009, President Obama signed the Department of Defense Appropriations Act, 2010, providing $830.4 million to the Air Force GPS program in FY 2010. On December 16, 2009, the President signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2010, providing funds for civil GPS programs at the Departments of Transportation and Commerce (among other things). On October 28, 2009, the President signed the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2010, including funds for the maritime portion of the Nationwide Differential Global Positioning System (NDGPS).

Line Item
Global Positioning System
Research, Development, Test & Evaluation, Air Force, Program Element 0305165F, "NAVSTAR Global Positioning System (Space and Control Segments)"; RDT&E, Air Force, Program Element 0305265F, "GPS III Space Segment"; Missile Procurement, Air Force, Budget Activity 05, "Other Support, Space Programs"
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−$97.4M vs request
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−$97.4M vs request
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−$97.4M vs request
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GPS Civil Requirements
DOT/FAA Facilities & Equipment Budget Item 2D11, "Global Positioning System (GPS) Civil Requirements"
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$43.4M $43.4M $43.4M
Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS)
DOT/FAA Facilities & Equipment Budget Item 2D03, "Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) for GPS"
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−$4.8M vs request
−$6.4M vs request
−$6.4M vs request
Ground Based Augmentation System (GBAS)
DOT/FAA Facilities & Equipment Budget Item 1A13, "Next Generation Transportation System -- Flexible Terminals and Airports"
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$7M $7M $7M
Nationwide Differential GPS (NDGPS), Inland
DOT/Research and Innovative Technology Administration, R&D account, "Nationwide Differential Global Positioning System"
$4.6M $4.6M $4.6M $4.6M
NDGPS, Maritime
DHS/U.S. Coast Guard
$9.4M Unclear Unclear Unclear
DOC/NOAA Operations, Research, and Facilities account, "National Ocean Service, Geodesy Base"
$3.4M Unclear Unclear Unclear

Congress reduced funding for the Next Generation Operational Control System (OCX) by $97.4 million and moved OCX out of the GPS III program element. (See table to view source documents.)

The House proposed eliminating the High Integrity Global Positioning System (HIGPS), a Navy research demonstration using Iridium satellites to augment GPS capabilities. At the Senate's insistence, the final defense act fully funded the project at $59.1 million. View source

Section 8071 of the defense act states, "Funds available to the Department of Defense for the Global Positioning System during the current fiscal year may be used to fund civil requirements associated with the satellite and ground control segments of such system's modernization program." View source

Defense Authorization

On October 28, 2009, President Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010 (Public Law 111-84). The act includes policy and funding guidance for the GPS program. It does not expend funds from the U.S. Treasury.

The act cut the budget for GPS III/OCX by $97.4 million, consistent with the action of the appropriators (View source). The act recommended no funding for HIGPS (View source). However, as noted above, Congress did appropriate funds for HIGPS.

Section 1032 of the act shifts responsibility for the biennial GPS report from the Secretary of Defense to the co-chairs of the National Executive Committee for Space-Based Positioning, Navigation, and Timing. View source

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