The $75 billion figure incorporated spending by the nation's 16 intelligence agencies, referred to collectively as the national intelligence program (NIP), as well as amounts spent by the Pentagon on so-called military intelligence program (MIP) activities in support of troops in the field in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere, officials said.
Under pressure from Congress and advocacy groups, the U.S. government has taken some steps in recent years to open its books on some intelligence spending.
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Friday, September 18, 2009
U.S. Intelligence Costs Revealed
For the first time, the overall costs of U.S. government and military intelligence has been disclosed - $75 billion a year.
The Washington Post reports: