Intel Priorities

The military intelligence program is focused on space security, airborne ISR, cyber capabilities, sustaining and growing the unmanned aerial vehicle fleet, and strengthening security and counterintelligence to address insider threats, according to a heavily redacted copy of the program’s Fiscal 2016 budget Congressional justification book. The document was released to the Federation of American Scientists Project on Government Secrecy after a Freedom of Information Act request. “The focus of new investments for the next decade will remain on space protection, enhancing capabilities that provide intelligence in anti-access, area denial environments, improving intelligence support to cyber operations, and improving security,” the book states. The document also calls for the repeal of sequestration, in light of the “increasing number and severity of threats and national security challenges we face.”