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BVT – Austria

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The Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution and Counterterrorism (Bundesamt für Verfassungsschutz und Terrorismusbekämpfung, “BVT”) is an Austrian police organization that acts as a domestic intelligence agency. It is tasked with the protection of constitutional organs of the Republic of Austria and their ability to function. The agency was created from the Austrian […]

MI-6

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The Secret Intelligence Service (SIS), commonly known as MI6 (Military Intelligence, Section 6), is the British intelligence agency which supplies the British government with foreign intelligence. The SIS Chief is held accountable to the Foreign Secretary. SIS is bound by the Intelligence Services Act 1994. SIS is frequently referred to by the name MI6 (Military Intelligence, […]

ISI – Inter-Services Intelligence

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The Directorate General for Inter-Services Intelligence (Urdu: بین الخدماتی مخابرات) or Inter-Services Intelligence (abbreviated ISI, Urdu: آئی ایس آئی) is the premier intelligence service of Pakistan, operationally responsible for providing critical national security and intelligence assessment to the Government of Pakistan. The ISI is the largest of the fiveintelligence services of Pakistan, the others being […]

MI5

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The Security Service, also MI5 (Military Intelligence, Section 5),[2] is the United Kingdom‘s domestic counter-intelligence and security agency and is part of its intelligence machinery alongside the Secret Intelligence Service (MI6), Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) and Defence Intelligence (DI). MI5 is directed by the Joint Intelligence Committee (JIC), and the service is bound by the […]

CIA

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The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is a civilian foreign intelligence service of the United States federal government, tasked with gathering, processing and analyzing national security information from around the world, primarily through the use of human intelligence (HUMINT). As one of the principal members of the U.S. Intelligence Community (IC), the CIA reports to the […]