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U.S. BLACK ( Black Hole Programs ) Budget - In Excess of $52 BILLION

U.S. BLACK ( Black Hole Programs ) Budget - In Excess of $52 BILLION

WASHINGTON POST
By Barton Gellman and Greg Miller, Thursday, August 29, 10:02 AM

Funding the intelligence program

The CIA, NSA and National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) receive more than 68 percent of the black budget. The National Geospatial-Intelligence Program’s (NGP) budget has grown over 100 percent since 2004.

CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY
$14.7 billion
NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY
$10.8 billion
NATIONAL RECONNAISSANCE OFFICE
$10.3 billion
NATIONAL GEOSPATIAL-INTELLIGENCE PROGRAM
GENERAL DEFENSE INTELLIGENCE PROGRAM
JUSTICE DEPARTMENT
OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE
SPECIALIZED RECONNAISSANCE PROGRAMS
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE FOREIGN COUNTER-INTELLIGENCE PROGRAM
DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY
STATE DEPARTMENT
DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY
The top five agencies, by spending

Central Intelligence Agency

Collect, analyze, evaluate, disseminate foreign intelligence and conduct covert operations.
Agency fiscal year budget
since 2004, not inflation-
adjusted
+56%
Approximate percentage
growth from 2004 to 2013

National Security Agency

Protect the government’s information systems and intercept foreign signals intelligence information.

+53%

National Reconnaissance Office

Design, build, and operate the nation’s signals and imagery reconnaissance satellites.

+12%

National Geospatial-Intelligence Program

Generate and provide imagery and map-based intelligence, which is used for national security, U.S. military operations, navigation and humanitarian aid efforts.

+108%

General Defense Intelligence Program

Provide assessments of foreign military intentions and capabilities to policymakers and military commanders. Conduct human and technical intelligence collection, document and media management.

+3%
Four main spending categories
Top secret spending can be divided into four main categories: data collection, data processing and exploitation, data analysis and management, facilities and support. The CIA and NRO are heavy on data collection while the NSA and NGP focus on data processing and exploitation as well as auxiliary functions like management, facilities and support.

DATA COLLECTION EXPENSES
CIA
DATA ANALYSIS
MANAGEMENT, FACILITIES AND SUPPORT
NSA
DATA PROCESSING AND EXPLOITATION
NRO
NGP
GDIP
DOJ
ODNI
SRP
DOD_FCIP
DHS
ENERGY
STATE
TREASURY
Funding five mission objectives
$20.1 billion
Warning U.S. leaders about critical events

Warn policymakers, military and civilian authorities of threats, such as economic instability, state failure, societal unrest and emergence of regional powers.

$17.2
Combating terrorism

Monitor and disrupt violent extremists and suspected terrorist groups that plot to inflict harm to the U.S., its interests and allies.

$6.7
Stopping spread of illicit weapons

Prevent the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.

$4.3
Conducting cyber operations

Prevent cyber intrusions and proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.

$3.8
Defending against foreign espionage

Detect attempts by adversaries to penetrate U.S. government.

Thirty-two types of expenses
There is no specific entry for the CIA’s fleet of armed drones in the budget summary, but a broad line item hints at the dimensions of the agency’s expanded paramilitary role, providing more than $2.5 billion for “covert action programs” that would include drone operations in Pakistan and Yemen, payments to militias in Afghanistan and Africa, and attempts to sabotage Iran’s nuclear program.

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Thanks for posting.

Nice to know why most of us don't get paid enough to buy food, clothing and shelter.