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U.S. National Security Space Budgets

Year: 2016
Country: United States
The United States spent $## billion on space activities in FY 2016, which ran from October 1, 2015 through September 30, 2016. ## of this spending, ## %, went...
Year: 2017
Country: United States
The United States spent $## billion on space activities in fiscal year (FY) 2017, which ran from October 1, 2016, through September 30, 2017.
Year: 2015
Country: United States
The majority of U.S. space spending in FY 2015, ##%, was directed toward national security space programs, including those conducted by the military services, the...
Year: 2014
Country: United States
The DoD’s space budget of $## billion, ##% of the total U.S. space budget, covers programs overseen by the military services and at least two major but clandestine organizations: the National Reconnaissance Office (NRO) and National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA). The very natures of the...
Year: 2013
Country: United States
Global military space spending is significant, but difficult to quantify, as many countries do not substantially distinguish between military and civil space programs. Also, information on many aspects of military space spending is not publicly available, especially for sensitive programs such as...
Year: 2012
Country: United States
Global military space spending is significant, but difficult to quantify. There are often major differences in how governments identify civil government versus military spending. Also, information on many aspects of military space spending is not publicly available. Despite these challenges,...
Year: 2011
Country: United States
Military space spending is significant but difficult to quantify because most nations do not publish budget and program information about space-related national security and intelligence activity. Additionally, space capabilities have become an integral part of modern warfare, and space programs...
Year: 2009
Country: United States
Estimating worldwide government spending on military space activities is difficult because in most cases defense budgets are not fully, or even partially, transparent. The opaque nature of defense programs is complicated by the fact that many space products and applications have dual civilian and...
Year: 2008
Country: United States
As noted, DoD spending represents a majority of U.S. government space funding, yet there is limited clarity regarding what is included in this funding overall or how the funds are broken down between the individual military services. As a result, the Defense Appropriations bill passed by Congress...
Year: 2007
Country: United States
The most recent available estimate of annual DoD space spending continues to be the $## billion estimate released by the Congressional Research Service (CRS) in 2006. Intelligence agencies and MDA are organizationally tied to the DoD; however, their budgets are not included in the DoD space...

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