- National Assessments Bureau
National Assessments Bureau Agency overview Formed 1949 as a unit of the New Zealand military Jurisdiction Government of New Zealand Headquarters Wellington, New Zealand Employees 30 Annual budget $3.345 m NZD (2006/07) Minister responsible John Key, Prime Minister of New Zealand Agency executive Gregory Baughen, Director Parent agency Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet Website http://www.dpmc.govt.nz/eab/
The National Assessments Bureau (NAB) is one of New Zealand's intelligence agencies. It was formerly known as the External Assessments Bureau when it was renamed as its current status in 2010. It assesses foreign and domestic security threats to New Zealand.
The NAB is responsible for collecting and analysing information on external matters which may affect New Zealand, including foreign states, individuals, and events. It draws on both public and confidential sources – while some of its information comes from the Security Intelligence Service, Government Communications Security Bureau, and New Zealand diplomatic posts, other information comes from academic discourse, the media, and other publicly available sources. The EAB itself does not undertake intelligence-gathering operations – its role is to interpret and process information from other sources, producing reports which may be used as a basis for decision-making in other branches of government.
A forerunner to the NAB, the Joint Intelligence Office, was originally established in 1949. In 1953, it was renamed the Joint Intelligence Bureau. In 1975, the Joint Intelligence Bureau was incorporated into a new organisation, the External Intelligence Bureau, which also assumed a number of responsibilities formerly undertaken by the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Defence. The organisation adopted its present name in 1988.
The NAB is part of the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet, having been absorbed in 1991. As such, it answers directly to the Prime Minister. The EAB's reports are guided by the National Assessments Committee, a sub-committee of the Officials Committee for Domestic and External Security Coordination.
In March 2010 the EAB was renamed the National Assessments Bureau and given a domestic security focus as well.
- ^ a b Hartevelt, John (2010-03-19). "'External' spies turn focus on home front". Stuff.co.nz. http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/politics/3473992/External-spies-turn-focus-on-home-front. Retrieved 2010-03-19.
- ^ Cheng, Derek (2010-03-19). "Fears over rugby tournament spur revamp of security agency". The New Zealand Herald. http://www.nzherald.co.nz/nz/news/article.cfm?c_id=1&objectid=10632938. Retrieved 2010-03-19.
- ^ Section 2, Intelligence and Security Committee Act 1996.
- ^ Section 2(1), Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Act 1996.
Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.
Look at other dictionaries:
External Assessments Bureau — Infobox Government agency agency name = External Assessments Bureau nativename = nativename a = nativename r = logo = logo width = logo caption = seal width = seal caption = formed = 1949 as a unit of the New Zealand Military preceding1 =… … Wikipedia
National Drug Intelligence Center — The U.S. National Drug Intelligence Center (NDIC), established in 1993, is a component of the U.S. Department of Justice and a member of the Intelligence Community. The General Counterdrug Intelligence Plan, implemented in February 2000,… … Wikipedia
National Policing Improvement Agency — Abbreviation NPIA Logo of the National Policing Improvement Agency … Wikipedia
National Institute of Justice — The National Institute of Justice (NIJ) is the research, development and evaluation agency of the United States Department of Justice. NIJ, along with the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), Office of Juvenile… … Wikipedia
National Counterterrorism Center — NCTC Agency overview Formed 2003 Preceding … Wikipedia
National Climatic Data Center — National Climatic Data Center, December 23, 1994 (GIBBS GOES 7 imagery) The United States National Climatic Data Center (NCDC) in Asheville, North Carolina is the world s largest active archive of weather data. The center became established in… … Wikipedia
National Security Council (Israel) — Israel This article is part of the series: Politics and government of Israel Basic Laws Jerusalem Law … Wikipedia
National Bureau of Asian Research — The National Bureau of Asian Research Abbreviation NBR Formation 1989 Type Think Tank Headquarters George F. Russell Jr. Hall 1414 NE 42nd Street, Suite 300 Seattle, WA 98105 Loca … Wikipedia
National Longitudinal Surveys — The National Longitudinal Surveys (NLS) are a set of surveys conducted by the US Department of Labor s Bureau of Labor Statistics, designed to gather information at multiple points in time on significant life events of several population samples… … Wikipedia
Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations — The Office of the Coordinator for Reconstruction and Stabilization (S/CRS) is a United States Department of State Office that coordinates United States governmental reconstruction and stabilization efforts in developing countries before, during,… … Wikipedia