DOD Increases Intelligence Budget Nearly $2 Billion

The Defense Department has revised the Military Intelligence Program top line budget request for Fiscal 2017, increasing it by nearly $2 billion, according to a Pentagon announcement. The new top line budget is $18.5 billion, including base budget and overseas contingency operations funding, up from the $16.8 billion announced in February 2016. “No other MIP budget figures or program details will be released, as they remain classified for national security reasons,” according to the release.