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Security and Intelligence Group (SIG)


The Security and Intelligence Group plays a pivotal role in leading, coordinating, and supporting New Zealand’s national security system and New Zealand’s intelligence community.

The Security and Intelligence Group plays a pivotal role in leading, coordinating, and supporting New Zealand’s National Security System and New Zealand’s Intelligence Community.

DPMC takes the lead on advice on matters of national security and coordination for:

  • the Prime Minister (who in the present Government is also the Minister for National Security and Intelligence)
  • the Minister in Charge of the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service
  • the Minister Responsible for the Government Communications Security Bureau
  • other Ministers.

One of DPMC’s core challenges is to ensure the system of executive government is trusted and regarded by New Zealanders as high-performing. As one part of meeting that challenge, DPMC intends to lead an integrated, customer-orientated, and trusted intelligence community and put in place world-class national security strategies, capabilities, and mitigation.

In this section

  • Roles and responsibilities

    The Security and Intelligence Group (SIG) coordinates and provides leadership on a range of strategies, policies, and operations for strengthening national security and resilience.

  • Related websites

    These websites are related to the work done by the Security and Intelligence Group.

  • National Assessments Bureau

    A crucial part of any country's national security system is its ability to make sense of the global environment.

  • National Cyber Policy Office

    The National Cyber Policy Office (NCPO) was established in 2012. NCPO leads the development of cyber security policy advice and provides advice to the government on investing in cyber security activities.

  • National Risk Unit

    Established in mid-2017, the National Risk Unit supports the identification, assessment, and governance of national security risk.

Last updated: 
Wednesday, 30 November 2016

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