The Foreign Intelligence Service of the National Security Committee of the Republic of Kazakhstan
Қазақстан Республикасы Ұлттық Қауіпсіздік Комитетінің Сыртқы барлау қызметі
The Foreign Intelligence Service of the National Security Committee of the Republic of Kazakhstan
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The Foreign Intelligence Service of the National Security Committee of the Republic of Kazakhstan (Kazakh: Қазақстан Республикасы Ұлттық Қауіпсіздік Комитетінің Сыртқы барлау қызметі) is a special state agency and a vital part of the country’s security system aimed at protecting the sovereignty of the Republic of Kazakhstan. It’s a member of the Intelligence Community of the Republic of Kazakhstan (along with the foreign intelligence agency of the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Kazakhstan). The Foreign Intelligence Service is headed by The Deputy Chairman of the National Security Committee - the Director of the Foreign Intelligence.

History

Main tasks

The Regulations on the Foreign Intelligence Service authorize the Service to carry out the following:

1.    Provide the Chairman of the Security Council, the President, Parliament and the Government, state bodies and agencies of the Republic of Kazakhstan with intelligence and analysis necessary for making decisions in political, financial and economic, military-political, scientific and technical, humanitarian, environmental and other areas affecting the national interests of the Republic of Kazakhstan;

2.    Participate in the development and implementation of state policy in the field of national security of the Republic of Kazakhstan;

3.    Assist in the implementation of the state leadership’s policy in political, military-political, financial and economic, scientific and technical, humanitarian, environmental and other fields affecting the national interests of the Republic of Kazakhstan;

4.    Collect intelligence and implement measures aimed at preventing real and potential threat to the national interests and security of the Republic of Kazakhstan posed by foreign special services and organizations, terrorist and extremist organizations, criminal communities (criminal organizations), as well as individuals;

5.    Ensure interaction between the Kazakh state bodies and organizations within the framework of the Intelligence Community of the Republic of Kazakhstan;

6.    Provide security for foreign institutions of the Republic of Kazakhstan, implement measures to protect state secrets and counteract technical intelligence in foreign institutions of the Republic of Kazakhstan in cooperation with the official representative of the National Security Committee;

7.    Solve other intelligence tasks in accordance with the laws of the Republic of Kazakhstan and acts of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

Directors

Departmental awards

In accordance with the Decree of the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan of September 30, 2011 No. 155 "On issues of state symbols and heraldry of departmental and other equated awards of some state bodies directly subordinated and accountable to the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Constitutional Council of the Republic of Kazakhstan, law enforcement bodies, courts, Armed Forces, other forces and military units" the Foreign Intelligence Service can decorate with the following departmental awards:

Cooperation with foreign intelligence services

An agreement on intelligence cooperation between USA and Kazakhstan was signed in 2010. This secret treaty covers cooperation of the CIA with the Kazakh Intelligence Service.

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