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Ministerial portfolio

National Security and Intelligence

Minister for National Security and Intelligence
Current Minister:
Rt Hon Chris Hipkins

Responsibilities include oversight of the national security and intelligence system and setting the overall policy for that system.


The Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet provides the administrative support for this portfolio. The Minister for the Digital Economy and Communications is responsible for the National Computer Emergency Response Team and for certain cyber security matters. 


Funded through Vote Prime Minister and Cabinet


Intelligence and Security Act 2017

Last updated: 
Tuesday, 10 November 2020

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