Serviço de Informações Estratégicas de Defesa

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Defense Strategic Information Service
Serviço de Informações Estratégicas de Defesa
Agency overview
Formed2004
Preceding agency
  • Serviço de Informações Estratégicas de Defesa e Militares (SIEDM)
TypeForeign intelligence service
Jurisdiction Portugal
HeadquartersLisbon
Minister responsible
  • Júlio A. C. Pereira, Secretary-General of the SIRP
Agency executive
  • José Casimiro Morgado, Director
Parent agencyIntelligence System of the Portuguese Republic (SIRP)
Websitewww.sied.pt

The Serviço de Informações Estratégicas de Defesa or SIED (Portuguese for: Defense Strategic Information Service) is the foreign strategic intelligence agency of Portugal.

SIED's mission is to produce information aimed at safeguarding the national independence, the national interests and the external security of the Portuguese State.[1]

Together with the SIS (Portugueses domestic intelligence agency), the SIED is a component of the SIRP (Portuguese Intelligence System).

History[edit]

The existence of SIED was originally envisaged by the Law of the Information System of the Portuguese Republic in 1984. However, even before being activated, it was merged with the Military Information Service (SIM), originating the SIEDM (Strategic and Military Information Service). This was activated in 1997.

In 2004, the SIEDM lost its military component and was renamed SIED.[2]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Missão, visão e valores". www.sied.pt (in Portuguese). Retrieved 18 August 2013.
  2. ^ "Resenha Histórica". www.sied.pt (in Portuguese). Retrieved 18 August 2013.

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