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The Black Budget: Top secret U.S. intelligence funding - Interactive Graphic - Washington Post

The Black Budget: Top secret U.S. intelligence funding - Interactive Graphic - Washington Post
Central Intelligence Agency Collect, analyze, evaluate, disseminate foreign intelligence and conduct covert operations. Agency fiscal year budgetsince 2004, not inflation-adjusted Approximate percentagegrowth from 2004 to 2013 National Security Agency Protect the government’s information systems and intercept foreign signals intelligence information. National Reconnaissance Office Design, build, and operate the nation’s signals and imagery reconnaissance satellites. National Geospatial-Intelligence Program Generate and provide imagery and map-based intelligence, which is used for national security, U.S. military operations, navigation and humanitarian aid efforts. General Defense Intelligence Program Provide assessments of foreign military intentions and capabilities to policymakers and military commanders.

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