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Intelligence Agency Funding $54.6 Billion in 2011, Up 2.8%

Oct. 28 (Bloomberg) -- U.S. intelligence agencies received $54.6 billion in funding in fiscal 2011, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence said today.

The fiscal 2011 funding was up $1.5 billion, or 2.8 percent, from the $53.1 billion in the previous fiscal year. The DNI is requesting $55.5 billion for fiscal 2012, an increase of 1.6 percent.

The fiscal 2011 figure was released in an e-mail from the Office of Director of National Intelligence James Clapper.

The military’s separate intelligence program budget was $24 billion, compared with $27 billion in fiscal 2010, the Defense Department said in a separate e-mail.

“Any and all subsidiary information concerning the NIP budget, whether the information concerns particular intelligence agencies or particular intelligence programs, will not be disclosed,” the ODNI statement said.

Non-military intelligence spending has risen $7.1 billion, or 15 percent, from $47.5 billion in fiscal 2008.

Clapper has said that intelligence programs will face a double-digit reduction in funding over the next decade due to efforts to reduce the federal deficit.

To contact the reporter on this story: Tony Capaccio in Washington at acapaccio@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Mark Silva at msilva34@bloomberg.net

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