FY2010 Intelligence Budget
|NIP - National Intelligence Program||$53,000|
|DHS / USCG / IAIP||$100|
|Military Intelligence Program (MIP)||$27,000|
|September 2010 guesstimate, in millions [$,000,000]|
The details of the US intelligence budget are classified. This is an educated guess as to what the numbers look like.
Walter Pincus reported in the Washington Post on 17 September 2009 that the United States spent $75 billion over the past year to finance worldwide intelligence operations that employ 200,000 people. This was according to Director of National Intelligence Dennis C. Blair, who disclosed the figures while introducing his four-year national intelligence strategy. At that time, the National Intelligence [NIP] was $49.8 billion, so Military Intelligence Program (MIP) would have been $25 billion.
Under pressure from lawsuits and Congress, the Bush administration reported the cost of National intelligence activities in fiscal 2007 as $43.5 billion. For fiscal 2008, the figure was put at $47.5 billion. In both years, figures for the military intelligence side remained classified. In 2008, in a speech at Harvard University then-Director of National Intelligence Mike McConnell referred to 100,000 people in the intelligence community, but he was referring only to the national intelligence side, not the military. In 1994, the House Appropriations defense subcommittee mistakenly published the national intelligence budget of $16.3 billion and the military intelligence allocation was $10.4 billion.
On 21 July 2010 Gen. James R. Clapper, Jr., the nominee to be the next Director of National Intelligenc, said that the size of the annual budget for the Military Intelligence Program (MIP), which has been classified up to now, will be publicly disclosed.
For budgetary purposes, intelligence spending is divided between the National Intelligence Program (NIP) (formerly the National Foreign Intelligence Program (NFIP)), Tactical Intelligence and Related Activities (TIARA) (also known as intelligence-related activities), which covers programs supporting the operating units of the armed services, and the Joint Military Intelligence Program (JMIP), which covers programs, not-necessarily tactical, that are of primary concern to the Defense Department.
Consistent with Section 601 of the "Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007," Public Law 110-53, the Director of National Intelligence is disclosing to the public the aggregate amount of funds appropriated by Congress to the National Intelligence Program (NIP) for fiscal years 2007 and 2008 not later than 30 days after the end of each such fiscal year. The aggregate amount appropriated to the NIP for fiscal year 2007 was $43.5 billion.
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