Overview

Three agencies form the core of the NZIC: the Government Communications Security Bureau (GCSB); the National Assessments Bureau (NAB) within the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (DPMC); and the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service (NZSIS).   The Intelligence Co-ordination Group (ICG), also within DPMC, assists the intelligence agencies in the co-ordination of their work.

The New Zealand Defence Force also has intelligence capabilities in the Directorate of Defence Intelligence, in Geoint New Zealand as well as in the individual services.  A range of other New Zealand government departments and agencies have intelligence units, notably New Zealand Police, the New Zealand Customs Service, and Immigration New Zealand.  The core NZIC works with these other intelligence units, and the wider New Zealand government sector, to ensure the security of New Zealand and promote New Zealand’s interests. 

Securing New Zealand's Future

Protecting and advancing our national security

The outputs of the intelligence and security agencies need to be focused on protecting New Zealand from harm and providing New Zealand decision-makers with unique and otherwise inaccessible information that is timely, useful and relevant.

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GCSB

Government Communications Security Bureau

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GCSB ensures the integrity and confidentiality of government information, collects foreign intelligence bearing on New Zealand’s interests, and assists other New Zealand government agencies to discharge their legislatively mandate

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NZSIS

New Zealand Security Intelligence Service

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NZSIS investigates threats to New Zealand’s national security, collects foreign intelligence, and provides a range of protective security advice and services to the New Zealand Government.

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NAB

National Assessments Bureau

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NAB produces intelligence assessments on events and developments that bear on New Zealand’s interests to help inform government decision making. NAB is also responsible for promoting excellence in intelligence analysis across the New Zealand government.

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