Headlines: Fiscal Year 2017 NDAA, GPS-Related Provisions in the NDAA
GPS Bulletin

Information for Policymakers from the National Coordination Office for Space-Based Positioning, Navigation, and Timing (PNT)

December 22, 2016

Fiscal Year 2017 NDAA 

On December 8, Congress passed S. 2943, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2017 (NDAA). The bill recommends full funding for GPS, but does not appropriate funds from the Treasury. The legislation awaits the President's signature. View full details at

Program Element President's Request Final
Procurement, Air Force: GPS III Satellites $34.059M $34.059M
Development, Air Force: GPS III Satellites $141.888M $141.888M
Development, Air Force: Next Generation Operational Control System (OCX) and GPS Enterprise Integrator $393.268M $393.268M
Development, Air Force: Military GPS User Equipment (MGUE) $278.147M $278.147M
TOTAL $847.362M $847.362M

GPS-Related Provisions in the NDAA

The NDAA includes the following policy guidance for the GPS program.

Next Generation Operational Control System (OCX): 

Foreign PNT Systems:

Backup and Complementary PNT:

Harmful Interference:

  • Section 1698 titled "Harmful Interference to Department of Defense Global Positioning System," would add new "Federal Communications Commission Conditions on Commercial Terrestrial Operations" in the radio bands adjacent to GPS. It would also require a quarterly "Secretary of Defense Review of Harmful Interference" and repeal a similar requirement enacted in 2011. 
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