This bill would require the
president to disclose to Congress the total dollar amount requested by each of the sixteen agencies
that comprise the U.S. intelligence Community (IC).
At present, all members of
Congress can see only the total dollar amount of the overall intelligence
budget request; that is, they do not see how those funds are divided among the
sixteen agencies. While some congresspersons, including members of the House and Senate
Intelligence committees, have access to information about intelligence budgets,
others may only briefed.
This bill would allow all members of Congress and the public to see the budget of each agency, but not line-item expenses. For example, were the bill to pass, anyone could know how much money is going to the CIA, but not how the CIA is in turn allocating such funding.