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Organisation

In 2017, the Federal Council created an independent authority to supervise intelligence activities.

He elected the head of OA-IA for a six-year term of office at the request of the Federal Department of Defence, Civil Protection and Sport (DDPS). The OA-IA exercises its function independently and is not bound by instructions. It has its own budget and employs its own staff. The OA-IA constitutes itself and regulates its organisation and working methods in rules of procedure.


The OA-IA is administratively attached to the General Secretariat of the DDPS. This solution preserves the organisational independence of the supervisory authority and also enables the DDPS to support the supervisory authority in terms of personnel, finances and organisation. The headquarters of OA-IA is in Bern.


With the entry into force of the Intelligence Services Act on 1 September 2017, OA-IA took over its function.



Independent Oversight Authority for Intelligence Activities Maulbeerstrasse 9
3003 Bern
Tel.
+41 58 464 20 75

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Independent Oversight Authority for Intelligence Activities

Maulbeerstrasse 9
3003 Bern