Organizations/VIPs/Others Individuals and organizations that do not fit into the other star categories.
"The JIC is the central body in the UK's interdepartmental intelligence machinery. It advises on priorities for intelligence collection and assesses performance against them. The JIC is also responsible for assessing and giving early warning of external developments and threats likely to affect British interests. It draws on all sources of information, overt and covert. Principal customers for the JIC assessments are No 10, Ministers and senior officials in policy-making departments."
"Under the broad supervisory responsibility of the Permanent Secretaries' Committee on the Intelligence Services, to give direction to, and to keep under review, the organisation and working of British intelligence activity as a whole at home and overseas in order to ensure efficiency, economy and prompt adaptation to changing requirements;
to submit, at agreed intervals, for approval by Ministers, statements of the requirements and priorities for intelligence gathering and other tasks to be conducted by the intelligence Agencies;
to co-ordinate, as necessary, interdepartmental plans for intelligence activity;
to monitor and give early warning of the development of direct or indirect foreign threats to British interests, whether political, military or economic;
on the basis of available information, to assess events and situations relating to external affairs, defence, terrorism, major international criminal activity, scientific, technical and international economic matters;
to keep under review threats to security at home and overseas and to deal with such security problems as may be referred to it;
to maintain and supervise liaison with Commonwealth and foreign intelligence organisations as appropriate, and to consider the extent to which its product can be made available to them."
"National Intelligence Machinery," Sep. 2001
Committee of the UK government
The heads of the three security and intelligence agencies, the Chief of Defence Intelligence and senior representatives of the Foreign & Commonwealth Office, the Ministry of Defence, the Department of Trade & Industry, the Home Office and HM Treasury
Sir Richard Mottram, Chairman
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Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ)
Secret Intelligence Service (MI6)
Security Service (MI5)
Defence Intelligence Staff
Ministry of Defence, Foreign and Commonwealth Office
UK Prime Minister
Phone: 020-7276-1234 Fax: None found Email: None found Website: None found