The Intelligence Center for Counter-Terrorism and Organized Crime (CITCO) is the Spanish domestic intelligence agency responsible for the prevention of domestic terrorism, organized crime and other violent radical organizations by managing and analyzing all internal information of the country. It was formed in October 2014.
|Intelligence Center for Counter-Terrorism and Organized Crime|
Emblem of the CITCO
|Intelligence agency overview|
|Formed||October 15, 2014|
|Intelligence agency executive|
|Parent Intelligence agency||Secretariat of State of Security|
The agency was created on October 15, 2014 by the Royal Decree 873/2014, of 10 October 2014, which modified the Royal Decree 400/2012, of 17 February 2014, by which the basic structure of the Ministry of the Interior was developed.. The agency resulted from the combination of two predecessor domestic intelligence agencies, the National Anti-Terrorism Coordination Center (CNCA) and the Intelligence Center against Organized Crime (CICO) under the Secretary of State of Security within the Ministry of the Interior. The purpose of the union was to optimize efforts and take advantage of economic resources of both agencies in the face of growing threats and the link between violent extremist, terrorist organizations and organized crime.
CITCO is responsible for the reception, integration and analysis of the strategic information available in the fight against organized crime, terrorism and violent radicalism, the design of specific strategies against these threats, and, where appropriate, the establishment of criteria for Action and operational coordination of the bodies acting in the cases of coincidence or concurrence in the investigations, and in particular:
Its first director was José Luis Olivera Serrano, acting director from 2014-2015 and director from 2015-2018.
The current director is Francisco Montes López (acting director).
Spain has many coats of arms: the nation has one, the reigning monarch and other leading members of the royal family each have one, and there are others for the institutions of state and for Spanish regions and towns.CNCA
CNCA may refer to:
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National Anti-Terrorism Coordination Center, now part of the Intelligence Center for Counter-Terrorism and Organized Crime, Spain
National Council of Culture and the Arts, ChileCounter-intelligence and counter-terrorism organizations
The counter-terrorism page primarily deals with special police or military organizations that carry out arrest or direct combat with terrorists. This page deals with the other aspects of counter-terrorism:
the national authority over it
identification and monitoring of threats
clandestine and covert interference with the internal organization of those threats (and detection of/interference with their finances)
warning of planned attacks
mitigation of incidents (this may involve the organization that also deals with major accidents and natural disasters)Nations differ in how they implement their system of counter-intelligence and counter-terrorism organizations. This page summarizes several countries' models as examples.Criminal intelligence
Criminal Intelligence is information compiled, analyzed, and/or disseminated in an effort to anticipate, prevent, or monitor criminal activity.The United States Army Military Police Corps defines criminal intelligence in more detail; criminal intelligence is information gathered or collated, analyzed, recorded/reported and disseminated by law enforcement agencies concerning types of crime, identified criminals and known or suspected criminal groups.It is particularly useful when dealing with organized crime. Criminal intelligence is developed by using surveillance, informants, interrogation, and research, or may be just picked up on the "street" by individual police officers.
Some larger law enforcement agencies have a department, division or section specifically designed to gather disparate pieces of information and develop criminal intelligence. One of the most effective ways of applying criminal intelligence is first to record it (store in a computer system) which can be "mined" (searched) for specific information.List of intelligence agencies
This is a list of intelligence agencies. It includes only currently operational institutions.Secretary of State for Security (Spain)
The Secretary of State for Security (SESEG) of Spain is a second-highest-ranking official in the Ministry of the Interior.
The SESEG is appointed by the King of Spain with the advise of the Minister of the Interior. The Secretariat of State for Security that SESEG leads is responsible for ensuring the free exercise of the constitutional rights, to direct and supervise the police forces, coordinate the international police cooperation, to execute the government's policy about organized crime, terrorism, human trafficking, money laundering and related crimes. It's also responsible for ensuring the safety of all government buildings, to execute and oversees the prison policy, to ensure the good development of all electoral processes and collaborate along with the Customs Surveillance Service in the border control.From the Secretary of State for Security depends on four main departments: the Directorate-General of the Police, the Directorate-General of the Civil Guard, the General Secretariat of Penitentiary Institutions and the Directorate-General of International Relations and Immigration. In addition, the Secretary of State of Security tops the Intelligence Center for Counter-Terrorism and Organized Crime (CITCO).Spanish Intelligence Community
The Spanish Intelligence Community is a group of intelligence organizations dependent on the Government of Spain that established themselves as an intelligence community through Law 11/2002. The intelligence community can be divided into three blocks:
Foreign intelligence: Formed by the National Intelligence Center along with its minor agencies.
Domestic intelligence: Formed mainly by the Intelligence Center for Counter-Terrorism and Organized Crime and other minor agencies.
Military intelligence: Formed by the Armed Forces Intelligence Center and the agencies of each branch of the Armed Forces.To all these agencies, must to be added the intelligence agencies from the different police corps of Spain. The Intelligence Community responds directly to the President of the Government of Spain and his Cabinet.
National intelligence agencies
Departments and agencies of the Government of Spain
National intelligence agencies in Europe