US Budgets $60.8Bln for National Intelligence Programs in 2021
21:19 GMT 27.10.2021 (Updated: 21:22 GMT 27.10.2021)
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.