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  Australian Secret Intelligence Service - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Its Charter of December 15, 1954 described ASIS's role as 'to obtain and distribute secret intelligence, and to plan for and conduct special operations as may be required'.
The exercise was to be a mock surveillance and hostage rescue of foreign intelligence officers.
The agency primarily focuses on intelligence gathering in the Asia-Pacific region; it appears its primary focus is Indonesia, and in particular people-smuggling operations as well as the activities of Islamic militants in that region.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Australian_Secret_Intelligence_Service   (2915 words)

  
 Secret Intelligence Service - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
As part of this, SIS' operations, and those of the national signals intelligence agency, GCHQ were placed on a statutory footing through the 1994 Intelligence Services Act.
During the mid-1990s the British intelligence community was subjected to a comprehensive costing review by the Government, and as part of broader defence cut-backs SIS had its resources cut back 25% across the board and senior management was reduced by 40%.
On May 6, 2004, it was announced that Sir Richard Dearlove was to be replaced as head of the SIS by John Scarlett, formerly chairman of the Joint Intelligence Committee.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Secret_Intelligence_Service   (2890 words)

  
 Reference.com/Web Directory/Top/Society/Government/Intelligence
Australian Spy Agencies - Summary of Australian spy agencies such as the Office of National Assessments, Defense Intelligence Organization, Defense Intelligence Board, Australian Secret Intelligence Service, Defense Signals Directorate, Australian Imagery Organization and the Australian Security Intelligence Organization.
Intelligence Online - The electronic edition of Intelligence Newsletter on the Internet designed to "appeal to diplomats, military and political officials, the heads of company security services or academics interested in intelligence matters, business intelligence and international political issues." Must subscribe to publication before gaining full access to site.
Intelligence Resource Program - The American intelligence community was shaped by nearly half a century of Cold War with the Soviet Union.
www.reference.com /Dir/Society/Government/Intelligence   (634 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Australian Secret Intelligence Service
An intelligence agency is a governmental organization devoted to gathering of information by means of espionage (spying), communication interception, cryptoanalysis, cooperation with other institutions, and evaluation of public sources.
The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is an American intelligence agency, responsible for obtaining and analyzing information about foreign governments, corporations, and individuals, and reporting such information to the various branches of the U.S. Government.
The ASIO logo The Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO), Australias domestic counterintelligence service, is responsible (in coordination with the Australian Federal Police) for preventing espionage by foreign powers, and attempting to monitor and prevent terrorist and other political violence.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Australian-Secret-Intelligence-Service   (568 words)

  
 Australian Intelligence Agencies
The Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO), oversighted by the Parliamentary Joint Committee on the ASIO (PJC) and the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security (IGIS) is the main Commonwealth domestic security agency.
The Australian Secret Intelligence Service (ASIS), within the federal Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), is ostensibly concerned with activity overseas but secured public attention by playing shootem-ups in a Melbourne hotel.
The Australian Intelligence Corps (AIC) is one of several Defence Department bodies.
www.caslon.com.au /spooksnote.htm   (1315 words)

  
 [CTRL] Australian Secret Intelligence Service Exposed
The Australian Secret Intelligence Service - ASIS - is by necessity a shadowy organisation.
It s here where ASIS officers do much of their paramilitary training- mastering the Service s complex coding and filing systems which are identical to those in the British Secret Service, how to survive an interrogation, how to disable or kill an enemy.
There had been a couple of intelligence officers being recruited, but this was the first case of a bloc intelligence officer being recruited and run in place.
www.mail-archive.com /ctrl@listserv.aol.com/msg44966.html   (6982 words)

  
 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Australian Secret Intelligence Service
The Australian Secret Intelligence Service (ASIS) is Australia's foreign intelligence agency, responsible for collecting foreign intelligence, undertaking counter-intelligence activities and cooperation with other intelligence agencies overseas.
Its Charter of 15 December 1954 described ASIS's role as 'to obtain and distribute secret intelligence, and to plan for and conduct special operations as may be required'.
On 21 August 1974, the Whitlam Government appointed Justice Robert Hope to conduct a Royal Commission into the structure of security and intelligence services, the nature and scope of the intelligence required and the machinery for ministerial control, direction and coordination of the security services.
www.reference.com /browse/wiki/Australian_Secret_Intelligence_Service   (2882 words)

  
 Intelligence: ASIS = Australian Secret Intelligence Service
Although its primary function was the collection of foreign intelligence, it was also required, as a result of decisions taken by the Fraser government and continued by their successors, to maintain a 'covert action capability'.
The mechanisms of oversight and accountability for Australian security intelligence agencies which were inherited by the Hawke government when it came to power in March 1983 soon proved to be embarrassingly inadequate.
Executive oversight for intelligence activities is assisted by the Office of Management and Budget, and by the Intelligence Oversight Board, a panel of private citizens charged with monitoring, through the inspectors-general of the various agencies, the legality and propriety of intelligence activities.
www.ladlass.com /intel/archives/010021.html   (3808 words)

  
 Australian Secret Intelligence Service - Australian Intelligence Agencies
After the war, Sir Charles Spry, the head of Australian Military Intelligence, and several other individuals in the Australian Government felt there was a need for an Australian post-war intelligence service.
The organization was divided into two sections, the first was the ASIS (Australian Secret Intelligence Service), responsible for the garnering of intelligence, and for foreign operations abroad.
As a result, all future major intelligence operations required the consent of the Prime Minister, and a cabinet level committee was formed to oversee all ASIO activities, the equivalent of the American Senate committee on intelligence oversight.
www.globalsecurity.org /intell/world/australia/asis.htm   (1023 words)

  
 About the Australian Secret Intelligence Service (ASIS)
ASIS is responsible to the Government through the Minister for Foreign Affairs, under the Intelligence Services Act 2001, and is part of the Foreign Affairs portfolio.
Key agencies involved in the setting of intelligence tasking for ASIS include the Office of National Assessments (ONA), the Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet (PMandC), the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT), the Department of Defence and various agencies within the Defence portfolio.
The Australian Government places a high value on intelligence capabilities and outputs, and on ASIS being a strong, professional and vibrant organisation well equipped to meet Australia's intelligence requirements in a global environment and to assist in securing the well-being of all Australians.
www.asis.gov.au /about.html   (554 words)

  
 Puppet-master now pulling the strings at ASIS - theage.com.au
Although the secret service operates as a subsidiary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, reporting to the foreign minister, it is a new field for Irvine.
Under the outgoing ASIS director-general, Allan Taylor, the service was decisively stripped of covert paramilitary activity, which stays with the army special forces and counter-terrorist units.
Keeping up relationships with the heads of these agencies and occasionally conducting secret diplomacy through them is very much part of the job for the ASIS director-general, along with running his eclectically skilled staff and keeping them within bounds.
www.theage.com.au /articles/2003/02/19/1045638356521.html   (1125 words)

  
 National Archives of Australia - The Collection - Security and Intelligence - Foreign Intelligence   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
In 1952 this became the Australian Secret Service.
Australian Secret Service – Transfer from the Department of Defence to the Department of External Affairs
Australian Secret Intelligence Service (ASIS) – Records on Formosa (Taiwan) and the Chinese Nationalist offshore islands (Quemoy, Matsu)
www.naa.gov.au /The_Collection/security/foreign_intelligence.html   (264 words)

  
 Australian Secret Intelligence Organization - History
As recent intelligence historians have discovered much of that impetus for the establishment of ASIO came from the American and British governments.
Concomitantly, the organization was divided into two sections, the first was the ASIS (Australian Secret Intelligence Service), responsible for the garnering of intelligence, and for foreign operations abroad which was made responsible to the Ministry for External Affairs.
As a result, all future major intelligence operations required the consent of the Prime Minister, and a cabinet level committee was formed to oversee all intelligence activities: the equivalent of the U.S. Senate committee on intelligence oversight.
www.fas.org /irp/world/australia/asio-hist.htm   (1337 words)

  
 Wikinfo | Secret Intelligence Service
Its first director was Sir Mansfield Smith-Cumming, who, often dropping the "Smith", used his initial "C" as a code name which was also used by all subsequent directors of SIS (compare with "M" in the James Bond stories).
After a series of meetings between SIS agents and the 'conspirators' at which SS plans to abduct the SIS team were shelved due to the presence of Dutch police, a meeting took place without a police presence, and two SIS agents were duly abducted by the SS.
In this capacity he compromised a programme of joint US-UK paramilitary operations in Enver Hoxha's Albania (although it has been shown that these operations were further compromised 'on the ground' by poor security discipline amongst the Albanian emigrés recruited to undertake the operations).
www.wikinfo.org /wiki.php?title=MI6   (2692 words)

  
 CNN.com - Australia casts net for new spies - March 4, 2001
The Australian Secret Intelligence Service (ASIS) is seeking applicants with Australian citizenship and from "a broad range of disciplines and backgrounds" to work as intelligence officers.
ASIS agents are posted around the world and work closely with intelligence services such as Britain's MI6 and the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency.
Terms under which this service is provided to you.
edition.cnn.com /2001/WORLD/asiapcf/auspac/03/04/aust.spies   (317 words)

  
 secret intelligence service and other intelligence related information   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The Secret Intelligence Service, sometimes known as MI6, originated in 1909 as the Foreign Section of the Secret Service Bureau, under RNR Commander, later Captain, Sir Mansfield Cumming...
Describes MI6, a Crown Service responsible for obtaining secret information and conducting operations in support of the UK’s foreign policy objectives, and to counter threats to UK interests...
The Secret Intelligence Service, MI6, told the judge that on one occasion a mobile phone number was kept on a warrant after the line was disconnected.
www.nethorde.com /intelligence/secret-intelligence-service.html   (317 words)

  
 Australia - General - A-H
Andrew's judicious approach makes this article the best brief exposition of the development of Australian intelligence from World War I through the mid-1980s that this reader has seen.
His conclusion that "[t]he Anglo-American connection is likely to remain a fundamental feature of Australian intelligence policy well into the twenty-first century" seems on the mark.
Clark comment: If Hall's knowledge of Australian intelligence is no better than the lack of knowledge exhibited in his chapter on the CIA, I would advise extreme caution in relying on this book.
intellit.muskingum.edu /australia_folder/australiaa-h.html   (730 words)

  
 Oklahoma Higher Education's Campus E-Clips Newsletter - July 2003
Taylor, who has served in several top diplomatic posts, retired this spring as Director General of the Australian Secret Intelligence Service.
He is credited with enhancing the stature and professionalism of not only ASIS but the entire Australian intelligence community.
He led Australia's intelligence agency during a period which saw the emergence of significant new challenges for the security and intelligence communities worldwide.
www.okhighered.org /newsletter/stories/Archives/07-03-ou-professor.html   (457 words)

  
 Australia - 2000s - Generally   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The Australian intelligence services are for the first time openly advertising for recruits.
are a profoundly disturbing aspect of a bill that is in other respects a reasonable response to the recommendations of the 1995 commission of inquiry into the intelligence service.
ASIS and Australia's electronic intelligence-gathering agency, the Defence Signals Directorate, will be on a statutory footing for the first time, and ASIS will come under the scrutiny of a parliamentary committee, as is already the case with the counter-intelligence agency, ASIO.
intellit.muskingum.edu /australia_folder/australia00.html   (491 words)

  
 Tim Blair: TOO QUICK OFF THE MARK
Australia's intelligence agencies have been hauled into the furious political debate over Labor's plan to withdraw troops from Iraq, appearing to dispute Mark Latham's claim that he had received lengthy briefings on the issue before the decision.
You may argue that the "centre" of the US is different to the centre of Australian politics or French politics or Saudia Arabian politics but for gods sake thats the nitpickingingst thing ive ever seen.
The so called "lengthy discussions" Latham had in relation to Iraq boils down to "several examples of the role of intelligence in providing operational support to the ADF in Iraq and in other deployments such as Afghanistan" which is what the head of defense intelligence says was all that was said about Iraq.
timblair.spleenville.com /archives/006353.php   (4074 words)

  
 Australian Intelligence Agencies
Australian Institute of Professional Intelligence Officers with an estimable Links Page
Commission of Inquiry into the Australian Secret Intelligence Service, Report on the Australian Secret Intelligence Service, Public Edition, AGPS, Canberra, 1995.
Beyond Terrorism - The Development of the Australian Security State Dr Jenny Hocking was a senior lecturer, Australian Graduate School of Police Management at Manly NSW
www.globalsecurity.org /intell/world/australia   (309 words)

  
 Loyola Homepage on Strategic Intelligence
FBI Intelligence Investigations: Coordination within Justice on Counterintelligence Criminal Matters is Limited (GAO Report 01-780, July, 2001)
Hearing: Russian Intelligence Activities Directed at the Department of State.Feb.10,2000.
Intelligence and Ethics 2006: Sponsored by the Intelligence and Ethics section of the Joint Services Conference on Professional Ethics (JSCOPE).
www.loyola.edu /dept/politics/intel.html   (3243 words)

  
 Klingenfuss Encyclopedia of Intelligence and Secret Services
This is the most up-to-date international handbook on the current methods, techniques, and organization of secret services all over the world.
Economic intelligence, information war, industrial spying, and global radio monitoring are only a few out of hundreds of interesting entries in alphabetical order.
Service de Documentation Extérieure et de Contre-espionnage (SDECE)
www.klingenfuss.org /secret.htm   (273 words)

  
 The Australian Secret Intelligence Service (ASIS) Entry Point   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
The Australian Secret Intelligence Service (ASIS) Entry Point
Our mission is to protect and promote Australia's vital interests through the provision of unique foreign intelligence services as directed by Government.
Our primary function is to obtain and distribute intelligence information, not readily available by other means, about the capabilities, intentions and activities of individuals or organisations outside Australia, which may impact on Australian interests, and the well-being of its citizens.
www.asis.gov.au   (70 words)

  
 Find in a Library: Report of the Inquiry into Australian intelligence agencies
Find in a Library: Report of the Inquiry into Australian intelligence agencies
Report of the Inquiry into Australian intelligence agencies
WorldCat is provided by OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc. on behalf of its member libraries.
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 The page cannot be found   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-09)
HTTP Error 404 - File or directory not found.
Go to Microsoft Product Support Services and perform a title search for the words HTTP and 404.
Open IIS Help, which is accessible in IIS Manager (inetmgr), and search for topics titled Web Site Setup, Common Administrative Tasks, and About Custom Error Messages.
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 Special Operations.Com
Its mission is to protect and promote Australia's national interests through the provision of unique foreign intelligence services as directed by government.
The Australian Secret Intelligence Service (ASIS) is Australia's overseas intelligence collection agency.
Just type in your search terms in the white box provided below, then select "Search".
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