National Security Service

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The National Security Service (NSS) within the Federal Bureau of Investigation was created June 29, 2005, by President George W. Bush through the Executive Order (EO) entitled "Blocking Property of Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferators and Their Supporters."


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Background

The basis for the creation of a National Security Service is documented in the FBI paper "National Security: FBI or MI-5?" from the "Report of the Commission on the Intelligence Capabilities of the United States Regarding Weapons of Mass Destruction, Chapter 10: Intelligence at Home: The FBI, Justice, and Homeland Security, pp. 466-67, March 31, 2005."

In addition to the EO, the White House issued a Memorandum and a Fact Sheet:

Further, the FBI issued the June 29, 2005, News Release "FBI Proposes Creation of a National Security Service":

The National Security Service "pulls together the Counterintelligence Division, the Counterterrorism Division, and the Directorate of Intelligence, enabling it to act together to develop intelligence and then to act on that intelligence, in consultation with not only Department of Justice but also the Director of National Intelligence (DNI)."

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