Military Capabilities

Pentagon budget 2019: USD21.2 billion requested for military intelligence

27 February 2018

The Pentagon has requested USD21.2 billion for its classified Military Intelligence Program (MIP) budget in fiscal year 2019 (FY 2019).

That total “includes both the base budget and Overseas Contingency Operations” account, the Pentagon said in a 27 February announcement. The MIP budget topline is typically released after the normal unclassified budget and includes no specifics or programme details.

The MIP is the smaller of the US intelligence community’s two major budget components. The other, the National Intelligence Program, was requested to receive USD59.9 billion in FY 2019 – marking a continued upswing since 2013.

The National Intelligence Program includes “all programmes, projects, and activities of the intelligence community”, according to the Department of National Intelligence.

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