Newer News: November 2011
October 2011 Intelligence News
- DNI Releases FY2011 Budget Figure for the National Intelligence Program, news release, October 28. "The aggregate amount appropriated to the NIP for Fiscal Year 2011 was $54.6 billion."
- DOD Releases Military Intelligence Program Appropriated Top Line Budget for Fiscal 2011, news release, October 28. "The total request, which includes both the base budget and Overseas Contingency Operations appropriations, is $24 billion."
- Slight Drop in U.S. Funding for Intel Programs by Marcus Weisgerber, Defense News, October 28. "The U.S. Congress appropriated $78.6 billion for civilian and military intelligence activities in 2011, a slight decline from spending on these programs in 2010."
- US intel agencies tightening belts in 2011 by Kimberly Dozier, Associated Press, October 28. "Promised budget cuts have started to hit one part of the nation's intelligence budget."
- Remarks of DNI James Clapper at GEOINT, October 17. "The second bin of issues I thought I would mention to you is, of course, our budget challenges. We're all going to have to give at the office. And we, too, in the IC are going to contribute to reducing the deficit - which itself poses a profound threat to national security."
- U.S. Spies Facing Tens of Billions in Budget Cuts by Sharon Weinberger, Wired Danger Room, October 17. "America's spies, like the rest of the nation, are looking ahead to a period of austerity. The intelligence community is facing 'double digit' percentage cut to its $80 billion annual budget, James Clapper, the director of national intelligence, said today."
- Why Does the CIA Keep Climate a Secret?, Society of Environmental Journalists, October 5. "If climate change presented a national security peril to the United States (and many generals think it does), would it make sense to keep that secret? The WatchDog wouldn't guess that to be the case. Yet the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is busy keeping its work on the subject secret. Why?"
- A Closed-Mouth Policy Even on Open Secrets by Scott Shane, New York Times, October 5. "The secrecy compulsion often merely makes the government look silly, as when obvious facts were excised from recent memoirs by former intelligence officers. But it can also hinder public debate of some of government's most hotly contested actions. "
Older News: September 2011
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Updated November 10, 2011