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DCI Statement of 20 March 1998

STATEMENT OF THE DIRECTOR OF CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE
REGARDING THE DISCLOSURE
OF THE AGGREGATE INTELLIGENCE BUDGET
FOR FISCAL YEAR 1998

Press Release 03/20/98 No. 03-98

20 March 1998

In October 1997, the Administration released the aggregate amount appropriated for intelligence and intelligence-related activities for fiscal year 1997, which was $26.6 billion. At that time, I issued a public statement that disclosure of future aggregate intelligence budgets would be considered only after determining whether such disclosures could cause harm to national security.

After careful review, I am announcing the release of the aggregate amount appropriated for intelligence and intelligence-related activities for fiscal year 1998 because it has been determined that this release will not harm national security or otherwise harm intelligence sources and methods. The fiscal year 1998 figure is $26.7 billion.

[Source: Federation of American Scientists at http://www.fas.org/sgp/foia/ intel98.html]

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