List of intelligence agencies

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This is a list of intelligence agencies by country. It includes only currently operational institutions.

An intelligence agency is a government agency responsible for the collection, analysis, and exploitation of information in support of law enforcement, national security, military, and foreign policy objectives.[1]


Afghanistan[edit]

Albania[edit]

  • State Intelligence Service (SHISH) – Sherbimi Informativ Shteteror
  • Intelligence agency of Defense (AISM) – Agjencia e inteligjences se mbrojtjes

Algeria[edit]

Argentina[edit]

Armenia[edit]

Australia[edit]

Austria[edit]

Azerbaijan[edit]

Bahamas[edit]

Bahrain[edit]

Bangladesh[edit]

Barbados[edit]

Belarus[edit]

Belgium[edit]

  • VSSE (State Security Service)
  • ADIV / SGRS (ADIV/SGRS) (General Intelligence and Security Service, military intelligence)
  • OCAD / OCAM (Coordination Unit for the Threat Assessment)

Bosnia and Herzegovina[edit]

Botswana[edit]

Brazil[edit]

Brunei[edit]

Bulgaria[edit]

  • Държавна агенция „Разузнаване“ (DAR) (State Intelligence Agency) – overseas intelligence gathering service under the supervision of the Council of Ministers of Bulgaria
  • Държавна агенция за национална сигурност State Agency for National Security (DANS) – national security service under the supervision of the Council of Ministers of Bulgaria
  • Служба "Военна информация" (CVI) (Military Intelligence Service) – under Ministry of Defence supervision

Burundi[edit]

Cambodia[edit]

Canada[edit]

Chile[edit]

China (PRC)[edit]

Central Committee of the Chinese Communist Party (CCCPC)

People's Liberation Army (PLA)

State Council of the People's Republic of China

Hong Kong SAR[edit]

Macau SAR[edit]

Colombia[edit]

Congo (DRC)[edit]

Congo (Republic of)[edit]

  • Direction Générale de la Sécurité d'État (DGSE)

Costa Rica[edit]

Croatia[edit]

Cuba[edit]

Communist Party of Cuba (PCC)

  • Departmento America (DA)

Ministry of the FAR (MINFAR)

Ministry of the Interior

Cyprus[edit]

  • Cyprus Intelligence Service (CIS) (Κυπριακή Υπηρεσία Πληροφοριών)(ΚΥΠ), (former Central Intelligence Service-KYP)

Czech Republic[edit]

Denmark[edit]

Djibouti[edit]

Dominican Republic[edit]

Ecuador[edit]

Egypt[edit]

Eritrea[edit]

Estonia[edit]

Ethiopia[edit]

Finland[edit]

France[edit]

Gambia[edit]

State Intelligence Services (the Gambia) (SIS)

Georgia[edit]

Germany[edit]

Federal[edit]

State[edit]

  • Landesministerium des Innern: State Ministry of the Interior (different denominations from state to state)

Ghana[edit]

Greece[edit]

Haiti[edit]

Hungary[edit]

Iceland[edit]

India[edit]

Indonesia[edit]

Iran[edit]

General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Islamic Republic of Iran:

Islamic Republic of Iran Army:

Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps:

Law Enforcement Force of the Islamic Republic of Iran:

Ministry of Defence and Armed Forces Logistics:

Iraq[edit]

Kurdistan Region

Ireland[edit]

Foreign & Domestic Military Intelligence (Defence Forces)

Domestic Police Intelligence (Garda Síochána)

Israel[edit]

  • Mossad (Foreign Intelligence and Special Operations)
  • Shin Bet (Internal Security Service)
  • Aman (Military intelligence)
  • Lahav 433 (Police intelligence)

Italy[edit]

  • Dipartimento delle Informazioni per la Sicurezza (DIS): "Department of Information for Security"
  • Internal Intelligence
  • External Intelligence
  • Military Intelligence
    • 2nd Information and Security Unit (II RIS) : "II Reparto Informazioni e Sicurezza" (military intelligence and security command of the Joint General Staff)
      • Reparto per le Informazioni Operative (RIO): "Operational Informations Unit" (information gathering branch).
        • Centro Intelligence Interforze (CII): "Joint Intelligence Center"
        • Centro Interforze di Formazione Intelligence e Guerra Elettronica (CIFI/GE): "Joint Intelligenge and Electronic Warfare Training Center"
      • Reparto per la Sicurezza e le Addettanze Militari: "Security and Military Attaches Unit" (information security and counterintelligence branch).
        • Ufficio Addettanze Militari all'Estero: Military Attaches Abroad Office (military diplomatic intelligence).
        • Ufficio Sicurezza Difesa: "Defense Security Office" (military counterintelligence).
      • Ufficio di Polizia Militare: "Military Police Office" (military information structures security).
        • Centro di Valutazione della Difesa (Ce.Va.Difesa): "Defense Evaluation Center" (military software and systems security evaluation).
      • Reparto per la Politica informativa ed il Telerilevamento Satellitare: "Information Policies and Satellite Remote Sensing Unit" (technical intelligence branch).
        • Centro Interforze Telerilevamento Satellitare (CITS): "Joint Satellite Remote Sensing Center".
        • Ufficio Politica Informativa e Guerra Elettronica: "Information Policies and Electronic Warfare Office".
    • Raggruppamento Unità Difesa (RUD): "Defense Units Group" (high-level security and operations branch).

Jamaica[edit]

Japan[edit]

Jordan[edit]

Kazakhstan[edit]

Kenya[edit]

Korea, North (DPRK)[edit]

Korea, South (ROK)[edit]

Independent agencies

Korean National Police (KNP)

  • Intelligence Bureau

Ministry of National Defense (MND)

Ministry of Science and ICT (MSIT)

Kuwait[edit]

  • The Ministry of Interior (وزارة الداخلية),
    • Domestic Undercover Police (المباحث الجنائية)
    • Kuwait National Security Bureau (جهاز الأمن الوطني)
  • The Ministry of Defense (وزارة الدفاع),
    • Military Intelligence Agency ( الاستخبارات العسكرية )
  • The National Guard (الحرس الوطني),
    • National Guard Intelligence Agency (وكالة استخبارات الحرس الوطني)

Kyrgyzstan[edit]

Latvia[edit]

Lebanon[edit]

Liberia[edit]

Lithuania[edit]

Luxembourg[edit]

  • Service de Renseignement de l'État Luxembourgeois / Lëtzebuerger Staatlëchen Noriichtendéngscht (SREL, Luxembourg State Intelligence Service, i.e. the Homeland Intelligence Service)
  • Haut Commissariat de la Sécurité Extérieure / Héichkommissariat fir auswäerteg Sëcherheet (HCSE, High Commission for External Security, i.e. the Foreign Intelligence Service)
  • Service de Renseignement de l'Armée Luxembourgeoise / Noriichtendéngscht vun der Lëtzebuerger Arméi (SRAL, Luxembourgish Army Intelligence Service, i.e. the Military Intelligence Service)

Madagascar[edit]

  • Central Intelligence Service (CIS)[10]

Malawi[edit]

In the Presidents Office

Malaysia[edit]

Maldives[edit]

Mexico[edit]

Moldova[edit]

Mongolia[edit]

Montenegro[edit]

Morocco[edit]

Mozambique[edit]

  • Servico de Informaçãos e Segurança do Estado (SISE)

Myanmar[edit]

Nepal[edit]

Netherlands[edit]

New Zealand[edit]

Nicaragua[edit]

  • Dirección de Información para la Defensa (DID) (Directorate of Information for Defense)

Nigeria[edit]

North Macedonia[edit]

Norway[edit]

Oman[edit]

Pakistan[edit]

Panama[edit]

Papua New Guinea[edit]

  • National Intelligence Organization (NIO)
  • Royal PNG Constabulary - National Criminal Intelligence Unit (NCIU), Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU)
  • PNG Customs Service - Customs Intelligence
  • Department of Prime Minister - Office of Security Coordination & Assessment (OSCA)
  • PNG Defense Force - Defense Intelligence Bureau (DIB)
  • Bank of PNG - Financial Analysis & Supervision Unit (FASU)

Paraguay[edit]

  • Secretaría Nacional de Inteligencia (SNI) (National Intelligence Secretariat)

Peru[edit]

Philippines[edit]

Poland[edit]

Other military units involved in:

Portugal[edit]

Qatar[edit]

Romania[edit]

Russia[edit]

Saudi Arabia[edit]

  • Council of Political and Security Affairs (CPSA) - مجلس الشؤون السياسية والأمنية
  • General Intelligence Presidency (GIP) – رئاسة الاستخبارات العامة
  • Presidency of State Security (PSS) – رئاسة أمن الدولة
    • Mabahith (GDI) – المباحث العامة
  • Saudi Arabia Ministry of Defense (MOD) - وزارة الدفاع
    • The Armed Forces Intelligence and Security Commission - هيئة استخبارات وأمن القوات المسلحة
      • The Land Forces Intelligence and Security Commission - هيئة استخبارات وأمن القوات البرية
      • The Naval Forces Intelligence and Security Commission - هيئة استخبارات وأمن القوات البحرية
      • The Air Forces Intelligence and Security Commission - هيئة استخبارات وأمن القوات الجوية
      • The Air Defense Forces Intelligence and Security Commission - هيئة استخبارات وأمن قوات الدفاع الجوي
      • The Strategic Missile Force Intelligence and Security Commission - هيئة استخبارات وأمن قوة الصواريخ الاستراتيجية
  • Saudi Arabia Ministry of Interior (MOI) - وزارة الداخلية
    • Saudi Arabia Border Guards Intelligence Directorate - استخبارات حرس الحدود
    • General Directorate of Public Security (GPS) - مديرية الأمن العام
    • General Administration of Financial Investigations (GAFI) - الادارة العامة للتحريات المالية
  • Saudi Arabia National Guard (SANG) - الحرس الوطني السعودي
    • National Guard Intelligence Commission - هيئة الاستخبارات بالحرس الوطني
  • Saudi Royal Guard (SRG) - رئاسة الحرس الملكي
    • Saudi Royal Guard Intelligence Commission - هيئة استخبارات الحرس الملكي السعودي
  • The National Cyber Security Commission[18] (NCSC) - الهيئة الوطنية للأمن السيبراني
  • Saudi Arabian Monetary Authority (SAMA) - مؤسسة النقد العربي السعودي
    • Anti-Money Laundering Committee (AMLC) - اللجنة الدائمة لمكافحة غسل الاموال

Serbia[edit]

  • National
    • National Security Council and Classified Information Protection Office – Канцеларија Савета за националну безбедност и заштиту тајних података

Singapore[edit]

Slovakia[edit]

Slovenia[edit]

Somalia[edit]

Somaliland[edit]

South Africa[edit]

Spain[edit]

Sri Lanka[edit]

Central Intelligence Directorate

Sudan[edit]

Sweden[edit]

Switzerland[edit]

Syria[edit]

Taiwan (ROC)[edit]

Tajikistan[edit]

  • State Committee for National Security (SCNS) – Кумитаи давлатии амнияти милли (КДАМ)/Государственный комитет национальной безопасности (ГКНБ)

Tanzania[edit]

Thailand[edit]

Turkey[edit]

  • President of Turkey
    • National Intelligence Organization (MİT) (semi-dependent (main), foreign intelligence, counter espionage and special operations)
      • Security İnvestigation Directorate
      • Counter-Intelligence Directorate
      • External Operations Directorate
      • Security Intelligence Directorate
      • Electronic and Technical Intelligence Directorate
      • Signals Intelligence Directorate
  • Ministry of National Defense
    • Joint Chief of Staff Intelligence Bureau (GENKUR-İDB) (semi-dependent, military intelligence and special operations)
    • Army Intelligence Bureau (semi-dependent, military intelligence)
    • Navy Intelligence Bureau (semi-dependent, military intelligence)
    • Air Force Intelligence Bureau (semi-dependent, military intelligence)
  • Ministry of the Interior
    • Coast Guard Intelligence Bureau (semi-dependent, military intelligence)
    • Gendarmerie Intelligence Bureau (semi-dependent, military intelligence
    • Police Intelligence Bureau (semi-dependent, law enforcement)
  • Offices of the Other Ministries

Turkmenistan[edit]

Ukraine[edit]

United Arab Emirates[edit]

United Kingdom[edit]

Criminal Intelligence and Protected Persons

  • National Crime Agency (NCA)[21] – Organised crime intelligence gathering and analysis. In addition to having intelligence and surveillance powers, officers from the National Crime Agency can hold any or all three of the powers of a (armed) police officer, immigration officer and/or customs officer.[22] The Agency and its officers have special powers including acting as an enforcement authority for Unexplained wealth orders and access of internet records through the Investigatory Powers Act 2016.[23] National Crime Agency officers are posted overseas in around 50 countries.[24] They operate the UK Protected Persons Service, which includes witness protection.[25]

Domestic intelligence

Foreign intelligence

Signals intelligence

United States[edit]

Uruguay[edit]

Uzbekistan[edit]

  • Davlat Xavfsizlik Xizmati, Служба государственной безопасности (СГБ) (State Security Service)

Venezuela[edit]

Vietnam[edit]

Zambia[edit]

Zimbabwe[edit]

See also[edit]

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