Security Information Service

Security Information Service
Security Information Service
Bezpečnostní informační služba
Agency overview
Formed 30 July 1994
Preceding agencies Security Information Service of the Czech Republic (1992)
(Czechoslovak) Federal Security Information Service
Jurisdiction territory of the Czech republic
Headquarters Stodůlky (southwest Prague)
Annual budget $49,584,953 USD (2005)[1][2]
Minister responsible none; direct oversight by parliamentary committee[3]
Agency executive Jiří Lang, Director
Parent agency none
BIS website
Headquarters of BIS in Stodůlky (southwest suburb of Prague)

The Security Information Service (SIS) (Czech: Bezpečnostní informační služba (BIS)), is the primary domestic national intelligence agency of the Czech Republic. It performs duties associated with the analysis, protection and legitimate use of strategically important intelligence regarding the fields of politics, economics and intelligence within the territory of the Czech Republic. Legitimate use is understood to mean the transfer of intelligence to the relevant departments of the government of the Czech Republic.

The SIS controls and takes active measures in the fields of:

  • the actions of foreign intelligence services/agents on the territory of the CR,
  • the actions of extremist and illegal organizations,
  • the actions of terrorist organizations or individuals,
  • illegal activities in the Economic and industrial zones.

See also

The Research on BIS intelligence and counter-intelligence, 4th ECPR General Conference


  1. ^ Chris Hippner, "A Study Into the Size of the World’s Intelligence Industry" (Master's Thesis, December 2009), 90,
  2. ^ Security Information Service [BIS], Annual Report of the Security Information Service (BIS) for 2005, [accessed May 5, 2009].
  3. ^ Act 153/1994