Last Updated Aug 29, 2013 8:02 PM EDT
(CBS News) One of America's biggest secrets is how much it spends on intelligence, but the secret is out.
The Washington Post has obtained a copy of the leaked by the fugitive former NSA computer specialist Edward Snowden.
It shows the budget tops $52 billion, with the biggest share, more than $14 billion, going to the CIA.
The budget is full of tantalizing facts. For one, there is the irony that the NSA had a budget justification to look at 4,000 intelligence officers who they felt might be the insider threat - in other words, a potential security risk who might.
Two, the leaked information shows the NSA and CIA were working on a large program together about offensive cyber attacks against U.S. adversaries - something the U.S. public already hears a lot of discussion about with the many.
And third, and probably most important, the budget reveals the intelligence gaps. In the documents, they list what's missing: The difficulty of targeting certain elements of Russia or China. The so-called "black budget" shows the most difficult nation to penetrate, in terms of both their nuclear program and the politics, was North Korea.