How Much Money Does the Federal Government Spend on Intelligence?

A lot. This Intelligence Budget Data site from the Federation of American Scientists shows the levels of spending from 2005 to the present with links to redacted budget request documents. However, these figures (from the DNI and the White House) totaling under $100 B are dwarfed by the total amount of funding spread through the various federal departments – almost $1 T. Please consult the 2015 OMB Budget Table 28-1 as well as Homeland Security Budgets of other federal agencies (again from the OMB) to get a real feel for the final numbers.


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