Newer News: November 2012
October 2012 Intelligence News
- U.S. Spy Budget Falls to $75.4 Billion in Second Decline by Gopal Ratnam and Tony Capaccio, Bloomberg, October 30. "U.S. intelligence spending in the past year fell to $75.4 billion, the second straight year of decline since such budgets reached their highest level in the aftermath of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, according to figures released today."
- U.S. intel budget topped $75 billion in 2012 by Shaun Waterman, Washington Times, October 30. "The U.S. spent $75.4 billion on its military and civilian spy agencies in the last fiscal year, officials announced Tuesday."
- Intelligence spending fell in 2012 for second year in a row by Mark Hosenball, Reuters, October 30. "The U.S. government's total spending on intelligence activities fell in 2012, the second year in a row of declines after years of soaring security spending since the September 11 attacks in 2001."
- DNI Releases FY2012 Appropriated Budget Figure for the National Intelligence Program, news release, October 30. "The aggregate amount appropriated to the NIP for Fiscal Year 2012 was $53.9 billion."
- DOD Releases Military Intelligence Program Appropriated Top Line Budget for Fiscal 2012, news release, October 30. "The Department of Defense released today the Military Intelligence Program (MIP) appropriated top line budget for fiscal 2012. The total request, which includes both the base budget and Overseas Contingency Operations appropriations, is $21.5 billion."
- Senators McCain, Graham and Ayotte Request Declassification of Benghazi Surveillance Video, October 26. "It is vitally important that the American people know all of the facts surrounding the attack in Benghazi last month, and this surveillance video can shed important light on the nature of the attack and what kind of response could have been effective while it was ongoing."
- Former CIA officer in leaks case pleads guilty to a single charge by Greg Miller and Sari Horwitz, Washington Post, October 23. "A former CIA officer who was charged with repeatedly leaking classified information pleaded guilty in federal court Tuesday to a single charge of disclosing the identity of an undercover CIA operative."
- Defiant insider: Benghazi attack clearly planned by Rowan Scarborough, Washington Times, October 22. "The Sept. 11 attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, was planned and 'not spontaneous,' a U.S. intelligence official has told The Washington Times."
- Feds win round in CIA leak case by Josh Gerstein, Politico, October 17. "Prosecutors pursuing former CIA officer John Kiriakou for allegedly leaking the identities of two other CIA officers involved in interrogating terror suspects need not prove that Kiriakou intended to harm the United States or help a foreign nation, a federal judge ruled in an opinion made public Wednesday."
- President Blocks Acquisition of Wind Farms by Chinese-Affiliated Firm, presidential order, Federal Register, October 2. "There is credible evidence that leads me to believe that Ralls Corporation (Ralls) might take action that threatens to impair the national security of the United States."
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Updated November 12, 2012