During the Cold War, vast amounts of money were spend building up intelligence structures on both sides. In the post Cold War era, out of time and/or wasteful intelligence budgets and structures (especially duplication in organization and process in or between intelligence structures) need to be reassessed and restructured accordingly.
Recently in the USA, the president's new bipartisan Commission on the Roles and Capabilities of the Intelligence Community has begun its work.
The USA officially spends 28 billion dollars on gathering intelligence annually. Four fifths of this figure is absorbed by Pentagon managed agencies. The CIA's annual budget is about 3 billion dollars; the Defence Intelligence Agency receives 600 million dollars a year; the National Security Agency receives about 4 billion dollars; the National Reconnaissance Office, nearly 7 billion dollars; the Central Imagery Office, over one billion; and Tactical Intelligence and Related Activities receive about 12 billion dollars. According to a recent study, the CIA's intelligence directorate has about 1500 analysts, and the military has about 13000 carrying out analysis, much of it derived from analyses already completed.
The Encyclopedia of World Problems and Human Potential is a collaboration between UIA and Mankind 2000, started in 1972. It is the result of an ambitious effort to collect and present information on the problems with which humanity is confronted, as well as the challenges such problems pose to concept formation, values and development strategies. Problems included are those identified in international periodicals but especially in the documents of some 60,000 international non-profit organizations, profiled in the Yearbook of International Organizations.
The Encyclopedia includes problems which such groups choose to perceive and act upon, whether or not their existence is denied by others claiming greater expertise. Indeed such claims and counter-claims figure in many of the problem descriptions in order to reflect the often paralyzing dynamics of international debate. In the light of the interdependence demonstrated among world problems in every sector, emphasis is placed on the need for approaches which are sufficiently complex to encompass the factions, conflicts and rival worldviews that undermine collective initiative towards a promising future.
Non-profit, apolitical, independent, and non-governmental in nature, the UIA has been a pioneer in the research, monitoring and provision of information on international organizations, international associations and their global challenges since 1907.