State Agency for National Security
Държавна агенция "Национална сигурност"
Darzhavna agentsiya "Natsionalna sigurnost"
Coat of arms of DANS
Agency overview
Formed1 January 2008 (2008-01-01)
Preceding agency
  • National Security Service
HeadquartersSofia, Bulgaria
Annual budget108 million BGN (2015)[1]
Agency executive
Parent agencyGovernment of Bulgaria

State Agency for National Security (Bulgarian: Държавна агенция "Национална сигурност", ДАНС; Darzhavna agentsiya "Natsionalna sigurnost", DANS) is a specialized body for counterintelligence and security and its chief responsibility is to detect, prevent and neutralize the threats to the Bulgarian national security. It is the most powerful security agency of Bulgaria. The Agency is constituted to guarantee no foreign interference in the internal affairs of Bulgaria and to provide the highest state authorities with information necessary for conducting the national security policy and for the decision-making process in compliance with the national interests. In order to fulfill its duties, DANS uses in its work the whole spectrum of counter-intelligence means and resources. The Agency is responsible for constantly improving its capabilities as an integral part of the Bulgarian Intelligence Community, the National Security System and the security system of the democratic community of the EU and the NATO member states. .[2]


  1. ^ Hristov, Yulian. "Кабинетът оряза съдебната власт, но даде повече пари на МВР". (in Bulgarian). OFF Media AD. Retrieved 6 March 2015.
  2. ^ "Functions of SANS". DANS. Retrieved 6 March 2015.