Headlines: FY 2017 Budget Request Includes $857M for GPS
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Information for Policymakers from the National Coordination Office for Space-Based Positioning, Navigation, and Timing (PNT)

February 18, 2016

FY 2017 Budget Request Includes $857M for GPS

The President's Budget for Fiscal Year 2017 includes $847.362 million in Department of Defense funds and $10 million in Department of Transportation funds to sustain and modernize the Global Positioning System (GPS).

FY 2017 Program Element FY 2016
FY 2017
Space Procurement, Air Force: GPS III Satellites $199.218M $34.059M
RDT&E, Air Force: GPS III Satellites $180.902M $141.888M
RDT&E, Air Force: Next Generation Operational Control System (OCX) $350.232M $393.268M
RDT&E, Air Force: Military GPS User Equipment $142.288M $278.147M
DOT Research & Technology: Civil Signal Monitoring - Air Force - GPS $15M $10M

By national policy, DOT provides resources to DOD for assessment, development, acquisition, implementation, operation, and sustainment of additional designated GPS civil capabilities beyond the second and third civil signals. In addition, the DOT budget includes the following GPS augmentations and activities.

FY 2017 Program FY 2016
FY 2017
FAA Facilities & Equipment: Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) and GPS Civil Requirements Oversight $80.6M $85M
FAA Facilities & Equipment: Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) GEO Satellite Leases $26.6M $26.6M
DOT Research & Technology: Positioning, Navigation, and Timing (PNT) $1.61M $1.61M

Get further details on these programs at

You are also welcome to contact Chris Mindnich at the National Coordination Office (, 202-482-2004) to arrange a staff briefing about GPS with the relevant agencies.

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