GPS receives $847 million in NDAA funding for FY 2017

January 3, 2017  - By

On Dec. 23, 2016, President Obama signed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2017. The act includes policy and funding guidance for the GPS program of $847.362 million.

This total excludes $13.171 million requested for the GPS IIF program, which requires FY 2017 funding for on-orbit support and contract closeout.

Procurement of GPS III satellites is budgeted at $34 million, development of GPS III satellites is at almost $142 million and the next-generation ground control system (known as OCX) is budgeted at $393 million, which comes with certification and congressional briefing requirements. The amount includes funding for the GPS Enterprise Integrator.

The GPS Enterprise Integrator project includes the efforts associated with the government’s prime contract tasks necessary to accomplish the critical integrating function with the entire GPS user community. The Enterprise Integrator maintains the GPS architecture and system definition, controls and validates interfaces, ensures compatibility of Generation II and III systems, and develops and manages plans for execution and fielding of the GPS enterprise.

The final defense budget item is $278 million for development of new military GPS user equipment (MGUE).

Besides the NDAA, other areas that include funding for GPS and related programs are Transportation (including WAAS), to support designated civil elements of the Air Force GPS program, along with civil GPS augmentations and related activities.

In a change from prior years, the Department of Transportation (DOT) requested civil funding for the GPS program through the Office of the Secretary instead of through the FAA. Also, the request does not include funds for the Nationwide Differential GPS (NDGPS) program in FY 2017.

Below are full details of the NDAA funding provided by GPS.gov, along with links to relevantPDFs.

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
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