Agência Brasileira de Inteligência
A ABIN é o órgão central do Sistema Brasileiro de Inteligência - SISBIN, que tem, a seu cargo, planejar, executar, coordenar, supervisionar e controlar a atividade de Inteligência do País, cumprindo a política e as diretrizes traçadas nos termos da Lei que cria a Agência.
Coordinate the action of the Brazilian Intelligence System.
Produce and safeguard sensitive knowledge.
Develop Intelligence activities directed toward the defense of the Democratic State of Law, society, efficacy of the public power and national sovereignty.
As the central agency of the Brazilian Intelligence System, Abin is in
charge of planning, carrying out, coordinating, overseeing, and
controlling Intelligence activities in the country, respecting the
policies and directives as indicated by specific legislation.
Also within its competence:
I - execute the National Intelligence Plan and consequent actions, under the supervision of the External Relations and National Defense Committee, of the Government Council;
II - plan and execute actions, including classified ones, related to the gathering and analysis of data for the production of knowledge destined to advise the President of the Republic;
III - plan and execute the protection of sensitive knowledge, related to the interests and security of the State and Society;
IV - assess threats, internal and external, to the constitutional order;
V - promote the development of human resources and of the doctrine of Intelligence; and
VI - develop studies and research for the exercise and the improvement of the Intelligence activity.
Abin, central agency of the Brazilian Intelligence System (Sisbin), has the duty to: plan, execute, coordinate, oversee, and control the Intelligence activity. Thus, it is its attribution to execute the National Intelligence Plan at its highest govenmental level, so that it integrates the work of other sectorial Intelligence agencies of the country. Abin has the competency to advise the Head of State in the performance of his/her elevated functions, mainly in its preventive character, providing antecipated knowledge of facts and situations related to the well-being of the society and to the development and security of the country.
State or Govenment Agency?
Abin is a STATE AGENCY, not a GOVERNMENT AGENCY. The Brazilian State is permanent. Govenment is transitory. Abin has no link to political parties. It is an instrument of the State, aimed at the defense of the Brazilian society, absolutely non partidary. Its ideological fidelity is only and exclusively with democracy.
Law of creation of Abin: Lei 9.883, de 7 de dezembro de 1999.