PUBLIC LAW 105-261—OCT. 17, 1998 112 STAT. 1951 and operational aspects of the Airborne Laser Program, The team shall assess the following: (1) Whether additional ground testing or other forms of data collection should be completed before initial modification of a commercial aircraft to an Airborne Laser configuration. (2) The adequacy of exit criteria for the program definition and risk reduction phase of the Airborne Laser Program. (3) The adequacy of current Airborne Laser operational concepts. (b) REPORT ON ASSESSMENT.— Not later than March 15, 1999, the Secretary shall submit to Congress a report on the assessment. The report shall include the Secretary's findings and any recommendations that the Secretary considers appropriate. (c) FUNDING FOR PROGRAM.— Of the amount authorized to be appropriated under section 201(3), $235,219,000 shall be available for the Airborne Laser Program. (d) LIMITATION.— Of the amount made available pursuant to subsection (c), not more than $185,000,000 may be obligated until 30 days after the Secretary submits the report required by subsection (b). SEC. 218. ENHANCED GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM PROGRAM. 10 USC 2281 (a) POLICY ON PRIORITY FOR DEVELOPMENT OF ENHANCED GPS °°**' SYSTEM.— The development of an enhanced Global Positioning System is an urgent national security priority. (b) DEVELOPMENT REQUIRED. — To fulfill the requirements described in section 279(b) of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 1996 (Public Law 104-106; 110 Stat. 243) and section 2281 of title 10, United States Code, the Secretary of Defense shall develop an enhanced Global Positioning System in accordance with the priority declared in subsection (a). The enhanced Global Positioning System shall include the following elements: (1) An evolved satellite system that includes increased signal power and other improvements such as regional-level directional signal enhancements. (2) Enhanced receivers and user equipment that are capable of providing military users with direct access to encrypted Global Positioning System signals. (3) To the extent funded by the Secretary of Transportation, additional civil frequencies and other enhancements for civil users. (c) SENSE OF CONGRESS REGARDING FUNDING.—It is the sense of Congress that— (1) the Secretary of Defense should ensure that the futureyears defense program provides for sufficient funding to develop and deploy an enhanced Global Positioning System in accordance with the priority declared in subsection (a); and (2) the Secretary of Transportation should provide sufficient funding to support additional civil frequencies for the Global Positioning System and other enhancements of the system for civil users. (d) PLAN FOR DEVELOPMENT OF ENHANCED GLOBAL POSITIONING SYSTEM.— Not later than April 15, 1999, the Secretary of Defense shall submit to Congress a plan for carrying out the requirements of subsection (b).
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