Fiscal Year 2018 Program Funding

Updated March 28, 2018

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This page lists the FY 2018 funding amounts requested, authorized, and appropriated for each element of the nation's GPS program.

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Defense Appropriations

LAW

Updated On March 23, 2018, President Trump signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018, an omnibus funding measure that provides $1.18 billion to the Air Force GPS program in FY 2018.

The President's request was $1.09 billion. View PDF (9 MB)

Starting in FY 2018, the budget includes no funds for GPS IIF procurement.

Updated Funding Marks

Program
Line Item
President's
Budget
Request
House
Mark
Senate
SubCommittee
Mark (DRAFT)
Final
Procurement: GPS III Satellites
Space Procurement, Air Force, Line Item 6, "GPSIII / GPS III Space Segment"
View justification (3 MB PDF)
$85.894M $85.894M
View PDF (8.6 MB)
$85.894M
View PDF
$85.894M
View PDF (31 MB)
Development: GPS III, Search & Rescue Payload, and M-Code Hosted Payload
RDT&E, Air Force, Line Item No. 310 / Program Element 1203265F, "GPS III Space Segment"
View justification (7.5 MB PDF)
$243.435M $223.435M
(−$20M vs request)
View PDF (8.6 MB)
$215.435M
(−$28M vs request)
View PDF
$243.435M
View PDF (31 MB)
Development: Next Generation Operational Control System (OCX) and GPS Enterprise Integrator
RDT&E, Air Force, Line Item No. 318 / Program Element 1206423F, "Global Positioning System III -- Operational Control Segment"
View justification (7.5 MB PDF)
$510.938M $510.938M
View PDF (8.6 MB)
$510.938M
View PDF
$510.938M
View PDF (31 MB)
Development: Military GPS User Equipment (MGUE)
RDT&E, Air Force, Line Item No. 57 / Program Element 1203164F, "NAVSTAR Global Positioning System (User Equipment) (SPACE)"
View justification (8.5 MB PDF)
$253.939M $243.939M
(−$10M vs request)
View PDF (8.6 MB)
$332.439M
(+$78.5M vs request)
View PDF
$342.439M
(+$88.5M vs request)
View PDF (31 MB)
TOTAL $1.094206B $1.064206B
(−$30M vs request)
$1.144706B
(+$50.5M vs request)
$1.182706B
(+$88.5M vs request)

GPS III Program Guidance

Bill Status

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House
Subcommittee
House
Committee
House
Floor
House-Senate
Conference
Committee
House
Floor
President
6/26/2017
H.R. 3219
6/29/2017
H.R. 3219
7/27/2017
H.R. 3219
3/22/2018
H.R. 1625
Senate
Subcommittee
Senate
Committee
Senate
Floor
  Senate
Floor

3/23/2018
Public Law 115-141

      3/23/2018
H.R. 1625

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Transportation Appropriations

LAW

Updated On March 23, 2018, President Trump signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018, an omnibus funding measure that provides $110.3 million to the Department of Transportation to operate a civil GPS augmentation system (WAAS) in FY 2018.

The FY 2018 budget includes no DOT funding for civil requirements in the GPS program. It also does not provide a trackable line item for the PNT activities of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research & Technology, though such activities remain fully budgeted.

Updated Funding Marks

Program
Line Item
President's
Budget
Request
House
Committee
Mark
Senate
Committee
Mark
Final
Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) for GPS
FAA Facilities & Equipment, Activity 2, Budget Item 2D03, "Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) for GPS"
View justification (8 MB PDF)
$102.3M $105.3M
+$3M vs request
View PDF (1.8 MB)
$110.3M
+$8M vs request
View PDF (550 KB)
$110.3M
+$8M vs request View PDF (9.2 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
7/11/2017
H.R. 3353
7/17/2017
H.R. 3353
  3/22/2018
H.R. 1625
Senate
Subcommittee
Senate
Committee
Senate
Floor
  Senate
Floor
3/23/2018
Public Law 115-141
7/25/2017
S. 1655
7/27/2017
S. 1655
  3/23/2018
H.R. 1625

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Defense Authorization

LAW

On December 12, 2017, President Trump signed the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018. 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 MB PDF)
$85.894M $85.894M
View PDF (1.6 MB)
$85.894M
View PDF (1.9 MB)
$85.894M
View PDF (1.7 MB)
Development: GPS III, Search & Rescue Payload, and M-Code Hosted Payload
RDT&E, Air Force, Line Item No. 310 / Program Element 1203265F, "GPS III Space Segment"
View justification (7.5 MB PDF)
$243.435M $243.435M
View PDF (1.6 MB)
$283.735M
(+$40.3M vs request)
View PDF (1.9 MB)
$243.435M
View PDF (1.7 MB)
Development: Next Generation Operational Control System (OCX) and GPS Enterprise Integrator
RDT&E, Air Force, Line Item No. 318 / Program Element 1206423F, "Global Positioning System III -- Operational Control Segment"
View justification (7.5 MB PDF)
$510.938M $510.938M
View PDF (1.6 MB)
$510.938M
View PDF (1.9 MB)
$510.938M
View PDF (1.7 MB)
Development: Military GPS User Equipment (MGUE)
RDT&E, Air Force, Line Item No. 57 / Program Element 1203164F, "NAVSTAR Global Positioning System (User Equipment) (SPACE)"
View justification (8.5 MB PDF)
$253.939M $263.939M
(+$10M vs request)
View PDF (1.6 MB)
$352.439M
(+$98.5M vs request)
View PDF (1.9 MB)
$263.939M
(+$10M vs request)
View PDF (1.7 MB)
TOTAL $1.094206B $1.104206B
(+$10M vs request)
$1.223006B
(+$138.8M vs request)
$1.104206B
(+$10M vs request)

GPS III Program Guidance

Ground Monitoring Stations

Demonstration of Backup and Complementary PNT

Enhancement of PNT Capacity

Counter Threat Strategy

  • Section 1239 requires a congressional report including, among other things:
    "(R) A plan to counter the military capabilities of the Russian Federation, which, in addition to elements the Secretary of Defense determines to be appropriate, shall include recommendations for—
    "(i) improving the capability of United States Armed Forces to operate in a Global Positioning System (GPS)-denied or GPS-degraded environment;"
    View at congress.gov
  • Cooperation with Japan

    Homeland Defense

    Legislative History

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    House
    Subcommittee
    House
    Committee
    House
    Floor
    House-Senate
    Conference
    Committee
    House
    Floor
    President
    6/22/2017
    H.R. 2810
    6/28/2017
    H.R. 2810
    7/14/2017
    H.R. 2810
    11/14/2017
    H.R. 2810
    Senate
    Subcommittee
    Senate
    Committee
    Senate
    Floor
    11/8/2017
    H.R. 2810
    Senate
    Floor
    12/12/2017
    Public Law 115-91
    6/26/2017
    S. 1519
    6/27/2017
    S. 1519
    9/18/2017
    H.R. 2810
    11/16/2017
    H.R. 2810

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