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The BfV is organised into specialised departments, operational support units and service units.
The specialised departments are responsible for dealing with the different fields of extremism. The operational intelligence collection units gather the relevant information. The analysis units assess this information and prepare it for the recipients.
The specialised support units, e.g. for surveillance or for telecommunications interception pursuant to the Act to Restrict the Privacy of Correspondence, Posts and Telecommunication (G10-Act), support the specialised departments in their work.
The service units for IT and technology, security issues, initial and further training and central services create the general conditions necessary for the specialised departments to operate.

The BfV's organisational structure is as follows:

Senior Management
Chief Technology Officer
Support Staff of the Senior Management

Department Z

Central Services

Department TA

Technical Analysis (support)

Department TX

Technical Infrastructure

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

ZNAF

Education and Training

Date of information: June 2020

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Publications

2019 Annual Report on the Protection of the Constitution (Facts and Trends)

2019 Annual Report on the Protection of the Constitution (Facts and Trends)

DOI: July 2020
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2018 Annual Report on the Protection of the Constitution (Facts and Trends)

2018 Annual Report on the Protection of the Constitution (Facts and Trends)

DOI: June 2019
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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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