The Black Budget

This visualization by The Washington Post is based on one of the documents leaked by Edward Snowden entitled "Black Budget", which consists of a 178 page breakdown of the funds that were earmarked for 16 various US federal intelligence agencies. Through this visualization it is possible to see that the US government spent $52.6 billion dollars on federal intelligence services in 2013 alone.


The Black Budget

Source: The Washington Post
URL: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/special/national/black-budget/
Date of Publication: Aug. 29, 2013
Authors: Todd Lindeman and Wilson Andrews