IC Budget

U.S. Intelligence Community Budget

The U.S. intelligence budget has two major components: the National Intelligence Program and the Military Intelligence Program. The National Intelligence Program includes all programs, projects and activities of the intelligence community as well as any other intelligence community programs designated jointly by the DNI and the head of department or agency, or the DNI and the President. 

The MIP is devoted to intelligence activity conducted by the military departments and agencies in the Department of Defense that support tactical U.S. military operations. In addition, other departments and agencies may engage in certain activities related to intelligence for their own mission needs that are not captured here.

U.S. INTELLIGENCE COMMUNITY BUDGET

Fiscal
Year
NIP Budget
Requested
NIP Budget
Appropriated
MIP Budget
Requested
MIP Budget
Appropriated
Total
Appropriated
2022 $62.3
2021 $61.9 $23.1
2020 $62.8 $62.7 $23.0 $23.1 $85.8
2019 $59.9 $60.2 $21.2 $21.5 $81.7
2018 $57.7 $59.4 $20.7 $22.1 $81.5
2017 $54.9 $54.6 $18.5 $18.4 $73.0
2016 $53.9 $53.0 $17.9 $17.7 $70.7
2015 $50.4 $50.3 $16.6 $16.5 $66.8
2014 $52.2 $50.5 $14.6 $17.4 $67.9
2013 $52.6 $49.0 $19.2 $18.6 $67.6
2012 $55.0 $53.9 --- $21.5 $75.4
2011 --- $54.6 --- $24.0 $78.6
2010 --- $53.1 --- $27.0 $80.1
2009 --- $49.8 --- $26.4 $76.2
2008 --- $47.5 --- $22.9 $70.4
2007 --- $43.5 --- $20.0 $63.5
2006 --- $40.9 --- --- ---
All figures are in billions of US dollars

FOOTNOTES

1. The updated aggregate amount of FY 2020 appropriations requested for the NIP is $62.8 billion.

2. The updated aggregate amount of FY 2019 appropriations requested for the NIP is $59.9 billion.

3. The updated aggregate amount of FY 2019 appropriations appropriated for the NIP is $60.2 billion.

4. The updated aggregate amount of FY 2018 appropriations requested for the NIP is $57.7 billion.

5. The updated aggregate amount of FY 2017 appropriations requested for the NIP is $54.9 billion.
6. The aggregate amount appropriated to the NIP for Fiscal Year 2013 was $52.7 billion, which was reduced by sequestration to $49.0 billion.
7. The aggregate amount appropriated to the MIP for Fiscal Year 2013 was $19.2 billion, which was reduced by sequestration to $18.6 billion.
8. Prior to 2007 there was no statutory requirement to publish the NIP appropriated topline figure.

Disclosure of Appropriated Funds

One of the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission was for the Intelligence Community to declassify its budget.  This recommendation was enacted in 2007 by section 601 of the Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act (Public Law 110-53).  This law established the requirement for the Director of National Intelligence to disclose the "aggregate amount of funds appropriated by Congress” for the NIP within 30 days of the end of the fiscal year.

Disclosure of Requested Funds

The National Intelligence Program budget request was first publicly disclosed in February 2011, pursuant to a requirement enacted by Congress in Section 364 of the Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2010. The Military Intelligence Program budget request was first released in February 2012.

 

The updated aggregate amount of FY 2020 appropriations requested for the NIP is $62.8 billion.