The NZ intelligence community

The GCSB is part of the New Zealand Intelligence Community (NZIC). The other core agencies include the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service (NZSIS) and the National Assessments Bureau (NAB).

The NZSIS, which collects, analyses and reports on intelligence relevant to New Zealand's security, provides protective security advice about personnel security, information security, physical security and national secuirty risks, and cooperates with other government departments.

The NAB in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (DPMC), provides assessments on events and developments of significance to New Zealand's national security, international relations and well-being and economic well-being, advises on the setting of intelligence priorities and on best practice in relation to the assessment of intelligence.

The New Zealand Defence Force also has intelligence capabilities in the Directorate of Defence Intelligence, in GEOINT New Zealand, and in the individual services. There are also intelligence units in the New Zealand Police, the New Zealand Customs Service, and Immigration New Zealand. The core NZIC works with these other intelligence units, and the wider New Zealand government sector, to ensure the security of New Zealand and promote New Zealand’s interests.

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