National Intelligence Program

A first: Size of budget for National Intelligence Program revealed

For the first time, the Director of National Intelligence disclosed the budget request for the coming year’s budget. For 2012, the amount requested is $55 billion. The call for  transparency has had a long history of contentious debate and litigation with the government arguing that revealing the budget could  hurt national security and compromise intelligence […]

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Greater transparency to federal spending on intelligence

Secrecy News’ Steven Aftergood says the Obama administration has abandoned tired old arguments against disclosure in revealing the total intelligence budget for 2010. -db Secrecy News Commentary November 1, 2010 By Steven Aftergood With last week’s disclosure of the total intelligence budget for 2010, including budget figures for the National Intelligence Program ($53.1 billion) and […]

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