Pentagon’s Fiscal 2014 Intelligence Funding Request Updated

With the inclusion of overseas contingency operations, the Defense Department’s request to fund its intelligence activities in Fiscal 2014 increases by $4 billion to $18.6 billion, announced the Pentagon. Back in April, DOD released the $14.6 billion base request to cover its unclassified and classified intelligence activities next fiscal year, noting that the OCO request would come at a later date. Pentagon officials said they determined that releasing the updated figure “does not jeopardize any classified activities within the [military intelligence program].” However, they will not release additional details on the MIP, “as they remain classified for national security reasons,” states the Pentagon’s June 27 release. The MIP comprises the projects that support the Defense Secretary’s intelligence, counterintelligence, and related responsibilities.