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14 Inside GNSS N O V E M B E R / D E C E M B E R 2 0 1 7 www.insidegnss.com H ouse and Senate authorizers are forcing a reorganization of the Pentagon's management of militar y space programs, giving authority to a soon-to-be-named official to prioritize space budgets across services and setting planning in motion for a possible new department. ey also approved spend- ing the full amounts requested for the military GPS programs and mandated that defense officials both test a backup to GPS and look at incorporating European and Japanese GNSS signals into military user equipment. The details, including final budget authorizations for the GPS program, are scattered throughout a 2,400-page conference report released November 9 to accompany the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 (HR 2810, also called the NDAA). With the House and Senate having reached agreement the bill was expected to be signed into law. " The defense authorization has passed every year for the last 54 years without fail before the end of the year," said Mike Tierney, a senior consul- tant with Jacques and Associates, a con- sulting firm that specializes in defense, space/intelligence, homeland security and related industries. Moreover, he said, there is likely to be an effort to honor the ill Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, the chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, by putting his name on the bill. "ere will be a high motivation to get this this bill passed, so it's definitely going to become law." Additionally, both House and Senate conferees entered negotiations convinced of the need to change how the Depart- ment of Defense (DoD) in general, and the Air Force in particular, were man- aging military space programs. ough their initial approaches were different, lawmakers agreed to immediately put broad budget responsibility in the hands of the Deputy Secretary of Defense and start a process for creating a new organi- zation for space on par with the Army, Navy and Air Force. For the full version of this article, visit the Inside GNSS website at http://inside- gnss.com/node/5681. Washington, D.C. Lawmakers Begin Moving Military Space Management News from the world of GNSS DEGREES Download it now www.gsa.europa.eu/2017- gnss-market-report 2017 GSA Market Report Your key to GNSS market success An insider look at market opportunities and technology trends across eight GNSS market segments, the GSA's 2017 GNSS Market Report is your key to successfully navigating this exciting market. • The global GNSS market is expected to grow to an estimated 8 billion devices by 2020. • The GNSS downstream market is expected to produce over €70 billion in revenue annually, which could more than double when revenue from added-value services is included. • In 2015-2020, the global core GNSS downstream market is forecast to grow by over 6 % annually. • By 2025, the installed base of GNSS devices in drones will reach 70 million.

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