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The BfV responds to geo-political changes and to the security situation by taking the appropriate personnel and organisational measures. The terrorist acts committed by violent Islamist perpetrators have led to a new department being set up to counter Islamism and Islamist terrorism, and the acts of violence of the right-wing extremist National Socialist Underground (Nationalsozialistischer Untergrund, NSU) have prompted the BfV to implement radical changes. Areas of work have been merged, in particular to bolster our department "Right-wing Extremism and Terrorism". There have been large investments in technological expertise, most of all in order to keep up with the extremists' use of modern means of communication, e.g. the Internet. The number of personnel has been flexibly adapted to the requirements.

The BfV's organisational structure is as follows:

Senior Management
Chief Technology Officer
Support Staff of the Senior Management

Department Z

Central Services

Department IT

Information Technology and Operational Intelligence Technology

Department S

Internal Security, Protective Security and Counter-sabotage, Supervisory and Advisory Quality Management, Internal Audit

Department O

Surveillance

Department C

Cyber Defence

Department 1

Specialized Support

Department 2

Right-wing Extremism/Terrorism

Department 3

Measures Pursuant to Article 10 of the Basic Law, Technical Information Collection

Department 4

Counterintelligence, Economic Security

Department 5

Extremism of Foreigners and Left-wing Extremism/Terrorism

Department 6

Islamist Extremism and Terrorism

AfV

Academy of the German Domestic Intelligence Services

Date of information: January 2019

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Anti-terrorist Hotline: +49(0)221/ 792-3366

Anti-terrorist Hotline: +49(0)221/ 792-3366

Publications

Cyber attacks controlled by intelligence services

Cyber attacks controlled by intelligence services

DOI: May 2018
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2017 Annual Report on the Protection of the Constitution (Facts and Trends)

2017 Annual Report on the Protection of the Constitution (Facts and Trends)

DOI: July 2018
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How can I identify extremists and members of foreign secret services within my environment? - Important information for refugees in Germany

How can I identify extremists and members of foreign secret services within my environment? - Important information for refugees in Germany

DOI: March 2018
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2016 Annual Report on the Protection of the Constitution (Facts and Trends)

2016 Annual Report on the Protection of the Constitution (Facts and Trends)

DOI: July 2017
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Our topics – Facts to know

Our topics – Facts to know

DOI: January 2017
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Industry 4.0 – Challenges of a new technology

Industry 4.0 – Challenges of a new technology

DOI: January 2017
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