US Budgets $60.8Bln for National Intelligence Programs in 2021

© AFP 2022 / PAUL J. RICHARDS A computer workstation bears the National Security Agency (NSA) logo inside the Threat Operations Center inside the Washington suburb of Fort Meade, Maryland
A computer workstation bears the National Security Agency (NSA) logo inside the Threat Operations Center inside the Washington suburb of Fort Meade, Maryland - Sputnik International, 1920, 27.10.2021
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WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – The United States budgeted $60.8 billion for intelligence agencies in 2021, the Director of National Intelligence (DNI) said on Wednesday.
"Beyond the disclosure of the NIP top-line figure, there will be no other disclosures of currently classified NIP [National Intelligence Program] budget information. The only exceptions to the foregoing are for unclassified appropriation," DNI said in a press release.
Earlier on Wednesday, the Defense Department reported a top-line 2021 amount for military intelligence programs of $23.3 billion. It was unclear whether the amount for military intelligence is included in the $60.8 billion reported in the DNI release.
A US law requires the disclosure within 30 days of the September 30 end of the US fiscal year, according to the release.
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