Last week the Pentagon released its budget for military intelligence, topping out at over $18 billion for fiscal year 2017 and bringing the total U.S. intelligence budget for the year to $73 billion.
The new budget marks an approximate $10 billion increase since FY 2007, but a fall of about $7 billion from a peak in 2010. Yearly the National Intelligence Program, which covers costs for the CIA and other generally non-military intelligence community programs, receives approximately twice as much funding as its military counterpart.
For context, the total estimated GDP for Kenya is $70.5 billion.
Primary Source: Defense Department FY2017 Announcement
Primary Source: Past Budgets, Per the Office of the Director of Intelligence
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