|Agency for the External Intelligence and Security of the Republic|
|Agenzia Informazioni e Sicurezza Esterna della Repubblica|
|Seal of the AISER|
|Formed||1 December 4185|
|Agency executive||Valerio Mastrantonio (as of 4213), Director|
The Agency for the External Intelligence and Security of the Republic (istalian: Agenzia Informazioni e Sicurezza Esterna della Repubblica), commonly known as AISER, is the foreign intelligence service of the Istalian Republic.
Operating outside Istalia the agency protects Istalia's foreign interests mainly through the use of HUMINT (Human intelligence).
It is part of the Intelligence and Security Services of the Istalian Republic, the istalian intelligence community.
The AISER has the tasks of researching and developing all the necessary information to defend the independence, integrity and security of the Istalian Republic from threats from abroad, including in implementation of international agreements. AISER also performs activities in the field of counter-proliferation of nuclear materials or materials found to be strategic, and information activities for security outside Istalian national territory, to protect Istalian political, military, economic, scientific and industrial interests, as well as detecting outside the national territory espionage activities directed against the Istalian Republic and activities aimed at damaging national interests. AISER can perform operations only outside the Istalian national territory, as well as Istalian embassies abroad. Law expressly forbids AISER to operate in Istalia, except if this is strictly necessary for the conduct of its operations. In this case, the rule requires that the operations in the country are only to be done in collaboration with the AISIR and the Director General of the DESIS shall ensure the necessary forms of coordination and linkage information in order to avoid overlapping of functions or territory.
The AISER is led by a Director appointed by the President of the Republic after having consulted the CSSR. The Director is assisted by one or more deputy directors appointed and revoked by the President of the Republic after hearing the Director. The other positions within the Agency are appointed by the Director of AISER. The director of AISER has a maximum term of 4 years and is renewable for one time only.
The structure and internal organization of the AISER is currently a classified information.