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State Secretariat for Security Policy SEPOS

The State Secretariat anticipates security policy developments and develops strategic options for action for the attention of political leaders. It coordinates the security policy instruments within the Federal Administration and, together with the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) and other interested organisations, ensures international cooperation on security policy issues. SEPOS also manages the three special services for Information Security, for Security background investigations and for Industrial Security.

Legal framework

The tasks, services and responsibilities of the State Secretariat for Security Policy are defined in laws and ordinances: