DOD top line budget figure for the Military Intelligence Program decreases for second year in a row

The Defense Department released today the Military Intelligence Program (MIP) appropriated top line budget for fiscal 2012, and the figure has declined for the second year in a row. The total request, which includes both the base budget and Overseas Contingency Operations appropriations, is $21.5 billion. 

The figure was $24 billion in fiscal 2011, and $27 billion in fiscal 2010. The latest number is the smallest top line figure since fiscal 2007, when it was $20 billion. 

In a press release, the DOD “determined that releasing this top line figure does not jeopardize any classified activities within the MIP.”  No other MIP budget figures or program details will be released, according to DOD, as they remain classified for national security reasons.

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