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Coordination

The Head of the Federal Chancellery in his function as Commissioner for the Federal Intelligence Services is responsible for coordinating the Federal Government’s intelligence services and their cooperation with other authorities and agencies.

Alongside the Bundesnachrichtendienst there are two further intelligence services with specific areas of responsibility at the national level.

The Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution

is a domestic intelligence service that reports to the Federal Ministry of the Interior. Its mission is set out in the “Act governing cooperation between the federal government and the federal states in matters concerning the protection of the constitution and the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution. The Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution works together with equivalent offices on the state level in collecting information about threats to the democratic order or to the security of a federal state or Germany as a whole. The Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution is also tasked with counter-espionage and contributes to counter-sabotage measures.

Military Counter-Intelligence Service

is part of the Federal Armed Forces and performs tasks in Germany and abroad relating to the protection of the constitution under the responsibility of the Federal Ministry of Defence. Its legal position and tasks are set out in the “Military Counter-Intelligence Service Act”.

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Bundesamt für Verfassungsschutz


Amt für den Militärischen Abschirmdienst