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National Security Analytical Centre (NBAC)

The origins of NBAC

The National Security Analytical Centre (NBAC) was established on 1 January 2013 on the basis of the project approved by the Government of the Slovak Republic in Resolution 75 on 7 March 2012. The Slovak Information Service initiated and started to work on the project in the first half of 2011 and has been managing it ever since. A part of the SIS organisational structure, NBAC is a result of the tasks defined in the 2011–2015 National Action Plan for Counterterrorism in the Slovak Republic. The activities of NBAC are regulated by the Code of Practice (CoP). The original CoP was approved by the Government of the Slovak Republic in Resolution 700 of 12 December 2012. The Addendum to the Code of Practice was approved by the Government of the Slovak Republic in Resolution 337 of 26 June 2013. A new CoP, based on the experience gained throughout the years, was approved by the Government of the Slovak Republic in Resolution 229 of 8 June 2016.

NBAC represents a new format of interdepartmental organisational structure Slovakia had no experience of before. Because NBAC connects several entities at the national level responsible for counterterrorism and critical security threats to the Slovak Republic, its citizens and interests, the project arrangements were quite comprehensive.


NBAC Objectives and Tasks

NBAC is defined as the SIS’ country-wide analytical, communication and cooperation centre that identifies security threats. Major NBAC tasks include assessing analytically and comprehensively the security incidents reported by the Slovak authorities, monitoring the security situation in Slovakia using open sources, and providing analytical products on security threats in Slovakia to the defined recipients.

NBAC operates as an analytical centre with active engagement of representatives of major state security authorities. Representatives of the Slovak Information Service, the Military Intelligence, the Police Corps, the Criminal Authority of the Financial Administration, the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, the National Security Authority, the General Staff of the Armed Forces of the Slovak Republic, as well as the Government Office of the Slovak Republic are seconded to the centre. Other participating state entities report any recorded security incidents to NBAC. Information products processed by NBAC are subsequently forwarded to the state bodies and institutions involved, as well as to other entities established by the state, in order to support the decision-making process and adoption of security measures.

The projected model of a central analytical workplace creates space for direct and flexible communication between NBAC and the entities involved. It accelerates collection of any information available about potential threats and concentrates it in one place. It also enables more comprehensive analytical assessment of potential threats and prompt distribution of such product to relevant external recipients responsible for the prevention of illegal activities or threats.

NBAC is mandated to communicate with similar partner organisations and centres abroad. NBAC represents the state in the multilateral platform MADRID GROUP. The centre has also established bilateral co-operation with partner centres from the EU and NATO member countries.