The top-secret documents recently released by Edward Snowden through the Washington Post reveal the funding of the U.S. intelligence agencies. To complete the great work of the graphic designers of the Washington Post, I propose that simple overall visualization:
Full screen here. (CC) license – freely reusable with link to this post.
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About the use of money, four category are distinguished. An important part of the total amount is spent in the “data collection” category (gathering raw information, surveillance, satellites, covert actions…). The data is then exploited and analyzed. The “management” category is also financially important (determining issues and tasks).
I recommend you to visit the beautiful black/white interactive graphics of the Washington Post :
And do not miss all the additional resources! I find this work remarkable. I just regret the lack of an overall view, which is why I offer this modest contribution.