DNI releases requested budget figure for FY 2016 appropriations for the national intelligence program

ODNI seal 112On February 2, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) released a statement and fact sheet detailing FY 2016’s budget request for the national intelligence program.

Consistent with 50 U.S.C. 3306(a), the Director of National Intelligence is disclosing to the public the aggregate amount of appropriations requested for Fiscal Year 2016.  The aggregate amount of appropriations requested for the FY 2016 National Intelligence Program (NIP) is $53.9 billion, which includes funding requested to support Overseas Contingency Operations (OCO).  In FY 2015, OCO funding was not included in the initial disclosure, but was included in disclosures that were updated after the submission of budget amendments.

Any and all subsidiary information concerning the NIP budget, whether the information concerns particular intelligence agencies or particular intelligence programs, will not be disclosed.

Beyond the disclosure of the NIP top-line figure, there will be no other disclosures of currently classified NIP budget information because such disclosures could harm national security. The only exceptions to the foregoing are for unclassified appropriations, such as for the Intelligence Community Management Account.

Funding Highlights:

  • Provides $53.9 billion in discretionary funding for the National Intelligence Program to support national security goals and reflect a deliberative process to focus funding on the most critical capabilities. This includes:

o Sustaining key investments to strengthen intelligence collection and critical operational capabilities supporting counterterrorism, counterintelligence, and counterproliferation.

o Protecting the IC’s core mission areas and maintaining global coverage to remain vigilant against emerging threats.

o Promoting increased intelligence sharing and advancing IC integration through continued investment in enterprise-wide capabilities and use of cloud technology to facilitate greater efficiency and improve the safeguarding of information across the intelligence information environment.

o Identifying resources for strategic priorities, including advanced technology to improve strategic warning, evolved collection and exploitation capabilities, and increased resiliency.

o Supporting ongoing Overseas Contingency Operations while adjusting to the changing defense force posture as directed by the President.


  • Achieves savings by reducing lower-priority programs.