U.S. Space-Based Positioning, Navigation, and Timing Policy

On December 8, 2004, President George W. Bush signed the U.S. Space-Based Positioning, Navigation, and Timing (PNT) Policy. The policy establishes the national management structure for GPS and extends longstanding U.S. commitments to provide worldwide, free civilian access to GPS.

View the policy at GPS.gov

National Space Policy

President Obama’s National Space Policy of 2010 provides additional, high-level guidance to federal agencies in this area. It establishes the overall goal statement that, “The United States must maintain its leadership in the service, provision, and use of global navigation satellite systems (GNSS).”

View the relevant text at GPS.gov

Additional Information

For comprehensive information about U.S. GPS policy and management, visit www.gps.gov/policy.