National Security Agency (Montenegro)

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National Security Agency
Agencija za Nacionalnu Bezbjednost
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Agency overview
FormedMay 5, 2005 as the National Security Agency
Preceding agency
JurisdictionMontenegro
HeadquartersBulevar Revolucije 1, Podgorica
Employees245 (December 2015)
Annual budget6,6 million (2015)[1]
Agency executive
  • Dejan Peruničić, Director
Websitewww.anb.gov.me

The National Security Agency (Montenegrin: Agencija za Nacionalnu Bezbjednost; ANB) is the national intelligence agency of Montenegro. Its headquarters are located in Podgorica.

According to the law governing ANB, the agency is tasked with collecting, storing, analyzing, assessing, exchanging and guarding

  • Intelligence on activities aimed against independence, sovereignty, territorial integrity, security and constitutional order of Montenegro
  • Intelligence pertaining to defense interests of Montenegro, and accomplishment of strategic defense goals and interests of Montenegro (intelligence and counterintelligence activities in the defense field)
  • Intelligence on terrorism activities
  • Intelligence on organized crime activities
  • Intelligence on gravest forms of crimes against humanity and other assets protected by international law
  • Intelligence on foreign intelligence assets, when pertaining to Montenegrin national security
  • Intelligence on potential threats to Montenegrin economic interests
  • Intelligence on potential threats to international security
  • Intelligence on other forms of threats to national security of Montenegro

ANB is also responsible for counterintelligence protection of Parliament of Montenegro, Government of Montenegro, President of Montenegro, and other Government bodies and ministries, pertaining to activities significant to security of personnel, buildings and assets of aforementioned institutions.

History[edit]

Contemporary history of state intelligence in Montenegro can be traced to 13 May 1944, when OZNA was formed, as part of Yugoslav People's Army, with autonomous center of territorial intelligence in Montenegro. OZNA was split from the Army in March 1946, and incorporated in Ministry of Interior, thus becoming civilian intelligence agency. Within the Yugoslav army, KOS was formed as military counterintelligence agency, while civilian branch (now attached to Ministry of Interior) was renamed UDB.

In May 2005, National Security Agency was formed as a separate Government agency, inheriting the employees and assets from Montenegrin UDB.

Directors[edit]

  • Duško Marković (28 May 2005 - 1 August 2010)
  • Vladan Joković (1 August 2010 - 26 December 2011)
  • Boro Vučinić (1 March 2012 - 12 March 2015)
  • Dejan Peruničić (20 August 2015 - present)

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Izvještaj o reviziji Agencije za nacionalnu bezbjednost (ANB) za 2015. godinu" (PDF). DRI (in Montenegrin) (152). 30 May 2016. Retrieved 29 October 2018.