The US military spent $18.6 billion on its unclassified and classified intelligence activities in Fiscal 2013, announced
the Defense Department on Thursday. Congress originally appropriated $19.2 billion for these activities, known collectively as the Military Intelligence Program, but that amount shrank to $18.6 billion after the budget sequester took effect in March, according to the Oct. 31 release. Releasing this topline figure does not jeopardize any classified intelligence activities, states the release. However, DOD said it would not release any additional MIP budget
figures or program details since they remain classified for national security
reasons. The Pentagon has
$18.6 billion to fund its intelligence activities in Fiscal 2014.
In Fiscal 2012, DOD spent
on the MIP.