List of intelligence agencies of Germany

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List of intelligence agencies of Germany:

Currently active[edit]

  • Federal Intelligence Service (BND): Bundesnachrichtendienst, foreign intelligence
  • Military Counter-intelligence Service (MAD): Militärischer Abschirmdienst, military intelligence
  • Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV): Bundesamt für Verfassungsschutz, domestic intelligence
  • State Offices for the Protection of the Constitution (LfV): Landesbehörden für Verfassungsschutz (exist in each of the 16 states, sometimes simply as a department within the respective Ministry of the Interior. See also Bundesamt für Verfassungsschutz, which coordinates their activities.)
  • Strategic Surveillance Command (KSA): Kommando Strategische Aufklärung Military Sigint and Geospatial Intelligence
  • Federal Office for Information Security: Federal Office for Information Security Counterintelligence, Crypto
  • Federal Criminal Police Office: Federal Criminal Police Office (Germany): Collects and analyzes criminal intelligence, investigates cases of terrorism or other areas of political motivated crime, as well as narcotics, weapons and financial/economical crime, protection of federal witnesses. Only agency on this list with full police powers, nevertheless a disputed definition since German constitution demands a strict splitting between police and intelligence to prevent Gestapo-like activities.

Former agencies[edit]

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