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IA for research purposes and meant to be shared with those conducting inquiries in global intelligence.

IA for research purposes and meant to be shared with those conducting inquiries in global intelligence

Intelligence Agencies and Links

Following is a list of intelligence agencies (and links wherever possible) assembled for research purposes and meant to be shared with those conducting inquiries in global intelligence. The list is neither comprehensive nor authoritative in the sense that its contents are warranted to be accurate and complete – nor ever could be a list like this. Predictably, the contents of each site are not always in English; however, occasionally one gets surprised by which agencies do provide translations.

As a caution to the researcher, when one contacts a foreign intelligence agency – or a domestic one, for that matter – care must be exercised in anticipating the writer may be exposing oneself or his/her computer to unwanted attention by a foreign power. In other words, use this list at your own peril. To date, I have experienced no such difficulties, but the technology exists to wreak havoc should an agency be so disposed. For example, tracking software has been reported discovered in machines that downloaded US Department of Homeland Security files. It is not unreasonable to expect the same from less friendly powers.

Although I’ve conducted no specific study to support this observation, it appears that the less transparent a government, the less likely it will be linked to a computer website. [Common sense dictates as much in any case.] However, it is equally important to understand that the rest of the world is not as “wired” as are the US and UK; and so, in many countries it may not make economic sense to have a public website no matter how transparent the government. Therefore, the researcher is cautioned not to read too much into it if an intelligence agency is not listed with a web address. US Naval Postgraduate School

If the reader has additions or corrections to this list, please advise me at your earliest convenience. Additionally, I would like to acknowledge the contribution of the Federation of American Scientists in providing portions of this list and, if the reader would wish to examine third-party details of a foreign intelligence agency, FAS is usually a good resource for broad detail ( Also, the International Association of Law Enforcement Intelligence Analysts ( and its founder Maj. Brian S. Boyd, USA (ret.), are to be thanked, as well as the Russian organization Agentura ( The list will be updated whenever possible and next I hope to provide a list of US state intelligence agencies, particularly of state joint intelligence centers.


Multinational Intelligence Agencies


Financial Transaction Task Force


Permanent Committee for the Control of Intelligence Services

US Intelligence Agencies

Air Intelligence Agency

Central Intelligence Agency

Defense Intelligence Agency

Department of Energy, Office of Intelligence

Department of Homeland Security Office of Intelligence and Analysis

Department of State, Bureau of Intelligence and Research

Drug Enforcement Agency

Federal Bureau of Investigation, National Security Branch

Financial Crimes Enforcement Network

Marine Corps Intelligence Activity

National Counter-Terrorism Center

National Drug Intelligence Center

National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency

National Reconnaissance Office

National Security Agency

Navy Intelligence

US Army Intelligence and Security Command

US Coast Guard Maritime Intelligence Fusion Center Atlantic

US Intelligence Community

US State Department, Office of the Coordinator of Counter-Terrorism

US Treasury, Department of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence

US Special Operations Command

Intelligence Agencies by Country

CNI (Central Nacional de Inteligencia), National Intelligence Center

ENI (Escuela Nacional de Inteligencia), National Intelligence School

Gendarmería Nacional Argentina

Policía Federal Argentina, Federal Police of Argentina

SIDE (Secretaría de Inteligencia de Estada), Secretariat of State Intelligence

Australian Intelligence Agencies

Australian Bureau of Criminal Intelligence

Australian Computer Emergency Response Team

Australian Federal Police

Australian Intelligence Corps (Army)

Australian Secret Intelligence Organization

Australian Secret Intelligence Service

AUSTRAC, Australian Transaction Reports and Analysis Centre

Defence Signals Directorate

New South Wales Police Service

Northern Territory Police Service

Office of National Assessments

Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security

Queensland Police Service

Royal Australian Air Force, Directorate of Security and Intelligence

Royal Australian Navy

South Australian Police Service

Tasmania Police

Victoria Police

Western Australia Police Service


Generaldirektion für die Öffentliche Sicherheit – General Directorate for Public Security

Nachrichtendienstliche Abwehr – Army Counterintelligence Service
Nachrichtendienstliche Aufklärung – Army Intelligence Service


Le département d'état-major Renseignement et Sécurité

Police Fédérale/Police Politie – The Federal Police

Veiligheid van de Staat (SV) (Dutch) or Surete de l'Etat (SE) (French) – Federal Intelligence and Security Agency
Bosnia & Herzegovina

Agencija za Informacije I Dokumentaciju (AID, Information and Documentation Agency)

Drzavna Bezbednost (DB, Serb State Security)

Sluzba Nacionalne Sigurnosti (SNS, National Security Service), Serb intelligence in Bosnia – no longer exists


ABIN (Agência Brasileira de Inteligência), Brazilian Intelligence Agency
SAE (Secretaria de Assuntos Estratégicos), Strategic Affairs Secretariat (???)Bulgaria

Defense Information Service

National Intelligence Service

National Security Service


Canadian Security Intelligence Service

Communications Security Establishment

Criminal Intelligence Service Canada

Department of National Defence and Canadian Forces, Intelligence Branch

Royal Canadian Mounted Police


ANI (Agencia Nacional de Inteligencia), National Intelligence Agency

Carabineros de Chile Carabineros

DIDN (Dirección de Inteligencia de la Defensa Nacional), Directorate of National Defense Intelligence

Dirección de Seguridad Pública e Informaciones, Directorate of Public Security and Information

Investigations Police


General Staff Department – Second Department, Military Intelligence & Fusion

General Staff Department – Third Department, Communications Intelligence

General Staff Department – Fourth department, Electronics Intelligence
Ministry of Public Security

MSS (Guojia Anquan Bu – Guoanbu), Ministry of State Security

People’s Armed Police

PLA (People’s Liberation Army), 8341 Unit: Central Security Regiment

PLA, International Liaison Department

PLA, China Association for International Friendly Contacts

PLA Navy – Naval Intelligence

PLA Air Force – 6th Research Institute

Air Force Intelligence

Army Intelligence

DAS El Departamento Administrativo de Seguridad

DIPOL (la Dirección de Inteligencia de la Policía Nacional)

El Cuerpo Técnico de Investigaciones

La Unidad de Información y Análisis Financiero

Navy Intelligence

Costa Rica

Dirección de Seguridad del Estado, State Security Directorate


Department of International Military Cooperation

HIS (Hrvatska Izvestajna Sluzba), Croatian Intelligence Service

HRM (Hrvatska Ratna Mornarica), Croatian Navy

HRZ (Hrvatsko Ratno Zrakoplovstvo), Croatian Air Force

KOOZ (Koordinacijski Odbor Obavjestajne Zajednice), Intelligence Community Coordination Committee

NS (Nadzorna Sluzba) - Control and Supervision Service

NSEI (Nacionalna Sredisnjica Elektronickog Izvidanja), National Service for Electronic Monitoring

OA (Obavestajna Akademija), Intelligence Academy

OBS (Obavestajna Bezbednostna Sluzba), Security Intelligence Service

ObU-GS-OS (Obavestajna Uprava pri Glavnom Stozeru Oruzanih Snaga), Directorate of Intelligence Affairs of the Croatian Army Headquarters

OSHV (Obavestajna Sluzba Hrvatske Vojska), Intelligence Service of the Croatian Army

SIS (Sigurnosno Izvestajna Sluzba), Security Information Service

SO (Stozer Osiguranja), Security Headquarters

SONS (Stozerni Odbor za Nacionalnu Sigurnost), Joint National Security Committee

SZUP (Sluzba Za Zastitu Ustavnog Poretka), Service for the Protection of the Constitutional Order
UNS (Ured Za Nacionalnu Sigurnost), The National Security Office

Ured za nacionalnu sigurnost, National Security Office


DA (Departmento America), America Department

DGI (Dirección General de Inteligencia), General Intelligence Directorate

Dirección de Contra-Inteligencia Militar, Military Counterintelligence Department

Dirección de Inteligencia Militar, Military Intelligence Directorate

Czech Republic

BIS (Bezpečnostní informační služba), Security Information Service


FET (Forsvarets Efterretningstjeneste), Defense Intelligence Service

PET (Politiets Efterretningstjeneste), Danish Security Intelligence Service


Jihaz Amn al Daoula, State Security Service

Mukhabarat al-Aama, Al-Mukhabarat al-'Ammah, General Intelligence and Security Service

Mubahath el-Dawla, General Directorate of State Security Investigations

Mukhabarat el-Khabeya, Military Intelligence Service


Kaitsepolitseiamet, Security Police Board

Pääesikunnan Tiedusteluosasto, General Staff Intelligence Division, Military Intelligence Service

SUPO (Suojelupoliisi), Security Police


54 ème Escadron de Renseignement Air, 54th Air Intelligence Wing

BRGE (Brigade de Renseignement et de Guerre Electronique), Intelligence and Electronic Warfare Brigade

CAP (Centre d’analyse et de prevision), Analysis and Forecasting Center

CNCIS (Commission Nationale de Controle des Interceptions de Securite), National Commission for the Control of Security Interceptions

CRS (Compagnies Républicaines de Sécurité), Companies for Republican Security

DCPJ (Direction Centrale Police Judiciaire), Judicial Police

DGSE (Direction Generale de la Securite Exterieure), General Directorate for External Security

DISSI (Delegation Interministerielle a la Securite des Systemes d'Information), Interministerial Office for Information Systems Security Service

DPSD (Direction de la Protection et de la Securite de la Defense), Directorate for Defense Protection and Security
DST (Direction de la Surveillance du Territoire), Directorate of Territorial Security

RG (Direction Centrale Renseignement Generaux), General Information Service

SCSSI (Service central de la sécurité des systèmes d'informations), Central Service for Information System Security


AFMBw (Amt für Fernmeldwesen Bundeswehr), Office for Radio Monitoring of the Federal Armed Forces

ANBw (Amt für Nachrichtenwesen der Bundeswehr), Office of Intelligence of the Federal Armed Forces

BfV (Bundesamt für Verfassungsschutz), Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution

BKA (Bundeskriminalamt), Federal Criminal Office

BND (Bundesnachrichtendienst), Federal Intelligence Service

BSI (Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik), Federal Office for Information Technology Security

LfV (Landesamt für Verfassungsschutz), State Office for the Protection of the Constitution
MAD (Militaerischer Abschirmdienst),


Hellenic National Intelligence Service


IH (Információs Hivatal), Information Agency

KBH Katonai Biztonsági Hivatal, Military Security Agency

KFH Katonai Felderito Hivatal, Military Detection Agency

NBH (Nemzetbiztonsági Hivatal), National Security Office

NBSzSz (Nemzetbiztonsági SzakSzolgálat), National Security Services


BIN (Badan Intelijen Negara), State Intelligence Agency


Joint Committee for Special Operations

Military Intelligence

MOIS, Ministry of Intelligence and Security

Qods, Pasdaran- e Enghelab-e Islami, Jerusalem Force, Guardians of the Islamic Revolution

SAVAK, Ministry of Security

VEVAK, Vezarat-e Ettela'at va Amniat-e Keshvar


In transition. For historical information regarding the regime of Saddam Hussein, please consult the website of the Federation of American Scientists.


G-2 Military Intelligence Branch, Irish Defence Forces

Sciathán Fianóglach an Airm, Army Ranger Wing


Agaf ha-Modi'in (Aman), Military Intelligence

Center for Political Research, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

ha-Mossad le-Modiin ule-Tafkidim Meyuhadim (Mossad), Institute for Intelligence and Special Tasks

Leshkat Kesher Madai (Lekem), Bureau of Scientific Relations

Sherut ha-Bitachon ha-Klali (Shabak - Shin Bet), Israel Security Service


I Servizi di Informazione e Sicurezza, Ministry of Interior Intelligence and Security Services

Segreteria Generale del CESIS, The Italian Intelligence and Security Services,

Servizi di Informazione e Sicurezza della Repubblica Italiana, Intelligence and Security Services of the Republic of Italy

Servizio per le Informazioni e la Sicurezza Democratica, Intelligence and Democratic Security Service

Chobetsu (Chosa Besshitsu)

DIH Defense Intelligence Headquarters

DIO Jouhou Honbu Defence Intelligence Office

Fleet Intelligence Command

Homusho, Ministry of Justice

Intelligence and Analysis Bureau (Ministry of Foreign Affairs)

Intelligence Division (to NKJ)

Intelligence Office (to NRJ)

JETRO Japanese External Trade Organization

Koancho, Public Security Investigation Agency

METI (Tsûsanshô), Ministry of International Trade and Industry [formerly MITI]

MOFA (Gaimusho), Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Naicho, Cabinet Research Office

Nihon Kaijyo Jieitai, Maritime Self-Defense Force

Nihon Koku Jieitai, Air Self-Defense Force

Nihon Rikujyo Jieitai, Ground Self-Defense Force

NPA (Keisatsuchô), National Police Agency

NPSC, National Police Safety Committee

Security Bureau


Dairat al Mukhabarat, General Intelligence Department

NSIS, Kenyan National Security Intelligence Service

Korea (Republic of Korea)

ANSP, Agency for National Security Planning

Defense Security Command
Homeland Reserve Force
KCIA, Korean Central Intelligence Agency
Korea Information Security Agency
Ministry of National Defense
National Intelligence Service

National Police Agency

PSS Presidential Security Service


2ieme Bureau de l'Armee, 2nd Bureau of the Army

HCSE Haute Commissariat de la Securite Exterieure), High Commission for Foreign Security

SRDE (Service de Renseignements de l'Etat), (National intelligence agency)


CENDRO, Center for Drug Control Planning

CISEN, (Centro de Información de Seguridad Nacional), Center for Research on National Security

DGT, General Transmissions Directorate

FEADS, Special Prosecutor's Office for Crimes Against Health

Federal Military Judicial Police

INCD, National Institute for Combating Drugs

PGR (Procuraduría General de la República), Attorney General of the Republic

PJDF (Policía Judicial del Distrito Federal), Federal District Judicial Police

PJE (Policía Judicial Estatal), State Judicial Police

PJF, (Policía Judicial Federal), Federal Judicial Police

S-2 Second Section (Military Intelligence)

SEDENA (Secretaría de la Defensa Nacional), Secretariat of National Defense

SM (Secretaría de Marina), Secretariat of the Navy

SRE (Secretaría de Relaciones Exteriores), Secretariat of Foreign Relations

SSP (Secretaría de Seguridad Pública y Servicios a la Justicia), Secretariat of Public Security

DST, Direction de la Surveillance du Territoire, Moroccan Secret Service

New Zealand

Government Communications Services Bureau

New Zealand Police

Security Intelligence Service


AIVD (Algemene Inlichtingen- en Veiligheidsdienst), General Intelligence and Security Service

Bijzondere Bijstands Eenheid, Special Help Union Anti-Terrorist Service

KLPD (Korps landelijke politiediensten), Commission of National Police Services

Kmar/BD&V (Koninklijke Marechaussee, Bijzondere Dienst en Veiligheid), Military Police, Special Section for Intelligence and Security

MIVD (Militaire Inlichtingen- en Veiligheidsdienst), Military Intelligence and Security Service


DIA, Defense Intelligence Agency

FIIB, Federal Investigation and Intelligence Bureau

Ministry of Internal Affairs
National Guard

National Drug Law Enforcement Agency

NIA, National Intelligence Agency
NPF, Nigeria Police Force
NSO, Nigerian Security Organisation

PRC, Provisional Ruling Council
Special Bodyguard Unit
SSS, State Security Service
North Korea (Democratic Peoples Republic of Korea)

Cabinet General Intelligence Bureau

Chosen Soren, General Association of Korean Residents in Japan

Liaison Department

Ministry of Public Security

RDEI, Research Department for External Intelligence

Reconnaissance Bureau (General Staff Department)

State Security Department

State Safety & Security Agency

Etterretningstjenesten, Norwegian Intelligence Service

Forsvarets sikkerhetstjeneste, Joint Defense Security Service

Kontrollutvalget for overvåkings- og sikkerhetstjenesten, Control Committee for the Intelligence and Security Services
Politiets sikkerhetstjeneste, National Police Security Service


Directorate of Inter-Services Intelligence

Ehtesab (Accountability) Bureau

Federal Investigation Agency

Intelligence Bureau

Military Intelligence

Narcotics Control Division

Special Services Group

Palestinian Authority

Civil Police

General Intelligence

National Security Service

Presidential Guards

Preventive Security Agency


Armed Forces of the Philippines Intelligence Service

National Intelligence Coordinating Bureau


Agencja Bezpieczenstwa Wewnetrznego, Internal Security Agency

Agencja Wywiadu, Foreign Intelligence Agency

Wojskowe Sluzby Informacyjne, Military Intelligence Services


Serviço de Informações Militares, Military Intelligence Service

Serviço de Informações de Segurança, Security Intelligence Service

SIEDM (Serviço de Informações Estratégicas de Defesa e Militares), Strategic Defense and Military Intelligence Service

SIRP (Sistema de Informações da República Portuguesa), Intelligence System of the Republic of Portugal


Directia generala de informatii si protectie interna, General Directorate for Intelligence and Internal Protection

General Directorate for Defense Intelligence

Independent Service for Protection and Anticorruption

SIE (Serviciul de informatii externe), Foreign Intelligence Service

SIPA (Serviciul independent pentru protectie si anticoruptie)

SPP Guard and Protection Service

SRI (Serviciul roman de informatii) Romanian Intelligence Service


CSR (Centralnaya Sluzhba Razvedky), Central Intelligence Service

FAPSI (Federal'naya Agenstvo Pravitel'stvennoy Svayazi i Informatsii), Federal Agency for Government Communications & Information

FPS (Federal'naya Pogranichnaya Sluzhba), Federal Border Service

FSB (Federal'naya Sluzhba Bezopasnosti), Federal Security Service

FSK (Federal'naya Sluzhba Kontr-razvedky), Federal Counterintelligence Service
FSO (Federal'naya Sluzhba Okhrani), Federal Protective Service

GosTekhKomissiya (Gosudarstvennaya Tekhnicheskaya Komissiya), State Technical Commission

GRU (Glavnoye Razvedovatel'noye Upravlenie), Main Intelligence Directorate

GUO (Glavnoye Upravlenie Okhrani Rossiiskoy Federatsii), Main Administration for the Protection of the Russian Federation

GUSP – Headquarters for the President’s Special Programs

KGB (Komitet Gosudarstvennoi Bezopasnosti ), Committee for State Security

MBR (Ministerstvo Bezopasnosti Rosii), Security Ministry of Russia

MVD (Ministerstvo Vnutrennikh Del), Ministry of Internal Affairs

PSB (Prezidentskaya Sluzhba Bezopasnosti), Presidential Security Service
SOUD (Sistema Objedinyonnogo Uchota Dannych o Protivnike), Interlinked System for Recognizing EnemiesSVR (Sluzhba Vneshney Razvedki), Foreign Intelligence Service

BIAS (Bezbednosno-Informativna Agencija), Security Intelligence Agency

Slovak Intelligence Service

Slovenska Obvešèevalno-Varnostna Agencija, Slovenian Intelligence and Security Agency


Centro de Inteligencia y Seguridad, Intelligence and Security Center

CIFAS (Centro de Inteligencia de las Fuerzas Armadas), Center of Intelligence of the Armed Forces

CNI (Centro Nacional de Inteligencia), National Intelligence Center

Comisaría General de Información, General Commissariat of Information

Comisión Delegada del Gobierno Para Asuntos de Inteligencia, Delegate Commission of the Government for Matters of Intelligence

Cuerpo Nacional de Policia, National Police Corps

División de Información, Division of Information

Sección de Informacion, Section of Information

Servicio de Información de la Guardia Civil, Information Service of Civil Guard

South Africa

National Defence Force Intelligence Division

NIA, National Intelligence Agency

NICOC, National Intelligence Co-ordinating Committee

SAPS, South African Police Service
South African Secret Service

`Al Amn al-Dakhili' (Internal Security)

`Al Amn al-Khariji' (External Security)

FOI (Totalförsvarets forskningsinstitut), Swedish Defense Research Establishment

Försvarets materielverk, Swedish Defense Materiel Administration


MUST (Militära underrättelse- och säkerhetstjänsten), Military Intelligence and Security Service

SAPO (Säkerhetspolisen), Swedish Security Police


Air Force Intelligence Section

AIS (Armed Forces Intelligence Service)

BAP (Bundesamt für Polizei), Federal Office of Police

SIS, Strategic Intelligence Service
SND (Strategischer Nachrichtendienst)

SRS (Service de renseignement stratégique)


Idarat al-Amn al-'Amm, General Intelligence Directorate

Idarat al-Amn al-Siyasi, Political Security Directorate

Idarat al-Mukhabarat al-Jawiyya, Air Force Intelligence Directorate

Shu'bat al-Mukhabarat al-'Askariyya, Military Intelligence Service

Investigation Bureau, Justice Ministry
Military Police Command
Ministry of National Defense (Military Intelligence Bureau)
National Police Administration Interior Ministry

National Security Bureau


Milli Istihbarat Teskilati (MIT), National Intelligence Organization


Main Intelligence Directorate (sub-function of SBU)

SBU (Sluzhba Bespeky Ukrayiny), Security Service of Ukraine (a/k/a SSU)

United Kingdom

Communications Electronics Security Group

Government Communications Headquarters

London Metropolitan Police

MI5 – UK Security Service

MI6 – Secret Intelligence Service

Serious and Organized Crime Agency (National Criminal Intelligence Service)

UK Intelligence Community

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