Headlines: FY 2018 Budget Request Includes $1.1B for GPS, DOT Budget Supports WAAS, But Not Civil GPS Signal Monitoring Funding
Information for Policymakers from the National Coordination Office for Space-Based Positioning, Navigation, and Timing (PNT)
June 16, 2017
FY 2018 Budget Request Includes $1.1B for GPS
On May 23, President Trump released his budget request for Fiscal Year 2018. The President requested a total of $1.1 billion for the Air Force GPS program.
Procurement: GPS III Satellites
Development: GPS III, Search & Rescue Payload, and M-Code Hosted Payload
Development: Next Generation Operational Control System (OCX) and GPS Enterprise Integrator
Development: Military GPS User Equipment (MGUE)
DOT Budget Supports WAAS, But Not Civil GPS Signal Monitoring Funding
President Trump's budget request includes funds for the Department of Transportation to operate a civil GPS augmentation system (WAAS). However, the FY 2018 budget includes no DOT funding for GPS civil signal monitoring. It also does not provide a trackable line item for the PNT activities of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Research & Technology, although such activities remain fully budgeted.
Wide Area Augmentation System (WAAS) for GPS
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