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The Norwegian Intelligence Service

The Norwegian Intelligence Service gathers, processes and analyses information relating to Norwegian interests seen in relation to foreign states, organisations and individuals.

The Norwegian Intelligence Service is responsible for the acquisition of information concerning matters outside Norway's borders. The Service gathers, processes and analyses information relating to Norwegian interests seen in relation to foreign states, organisations and individuals.

The Service provides information to Norwegian decision-makers, to give them the best possible foundation for making their decisions. The Norwegian Intelligence Service also monitors and detects threats against Norway and against Norwegian interests abroad. Such threats can be terrorism and weapons of mass destruction.

In addition, the Service also supports Norwegian forces with intelligence and vital information in international operations.

The Intelligence Service Act of 1998, together with instructions relating to the Intelligence Service from 2001, constitutes the formal basis for the intelligence activities of the NIS. The instructions stipulate that the Intelligence Service shall be under Norwegian control.

The Chief of the Norwegian Intelligence Service is Lieutenant General Morten Haga Lunde.​