$53.9 billion for the US Intelligence Community

The National Intelligence Program (NIP) funds the Intelligence Community (IC) activities in 6 Federal Departments, the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), and the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (DNI). According to the outline of the requested budget figure for fiscal year 2016 appropriations for the NIP, US intelligence will need $53.9 billion in order to work properly, namely intelligence collection and the 3 critical operational capabilities – counterterrorism, counterintelligence, counterproliferation. The request underlined the need for the monitoring of emerging threats, increased intelligence sharing and IC integration, identification of resources for strategic priorities, and support for ongoing overseas operations while defense force posture is being adjusted at the presidential level. Finally, some savings will be made by reducing lower-priority programs.