Slovene Intelligence and Security Agency
The Slovene Intelligence and Security Agency (SOVA) is the central civilian intelligence and security service established after the international recognition of the independent and sovereign state of Slovenia.
Its basic activity is to protect national interests in the security, political, and economic fields ie to provide national security. Its organizational structure is designed so as to meet the requirements of its mission. The Agency’s remit and authority, forms of its cooperation with other state agencies as well as the established forms of oversight of its work are set forth in the National Security Programme adopted by the National Assembly.
The Agency carries out its work under the oversight of the legislative, judicial, and executive branches of power as well as of the public and internal control mechanisms, which is distinctive of the modern security and intelligence services operating in democracies.
The development of the Agency is directed towards creating a modern and dynamic service, in which up-to-date information and analytical methods combined with state-of-the-art information technologies have an important role. SOVA promotes expert development of its employees, organizational culture, and a cost-effective and rational use of resources.
The national and security interests of the Republic of Slovenia are defined more precisely in the Resolution on National Security Strategy of the Republic of Slovenia.
SOVA contributes to reaching the strategic national and security goals of the Republic of Slovenia with the intelligence, counter-intelligence, and security activities within the legal framework set by the SOVA Act.