This Tuesday, the Joint Commission for the Control of Intelligence Activities (CCAI) approved a report of the senator Eduardo Azeredo (Brazilian Social Democratic Party / state of Minas Gerais) that improves the National Policy of Intelligence (PNI), created by the Executive Power.
The approved suggestions will now be analyzed by the Executive Power and incorporated, or not, to the proposal of the PNI that will be subsequently directed to the National Congress.
According to Eduardo Azeredo, reporter of the matter and president of the CCAI, the PNI will give new structure to the Brazilian System of Intelligence (Sisbin).
“This must be an important preoccupation in a democratic country like Brazil”, he says.
Azeredo points out that the National Policy of Intelligence emphasizes the importance of this activity in the contemporary world, under two aspects: the necessity of the Intelligence of being updated according to the development of new technologies; and the enhancement of the “interest of the intelligence activity” for phenomena like the violence, the organized criminality and the terrorism.
To facilitate the ten directives fixed by PNI – including the enlargement of the reliability of the Sisbin, the strengthening of the culture of knowledge protection and the prevention of sabotage actions –, the senator proposes a legislative outline that allows the preparation of a National Strategy of Intelligence and the introduction of national and sector plans.
In his evaluation, it is meritorious the importance that the PNI attributes to the sharing of information and to the coordinated and integrated work of the community of intelligence facing the threats to an efficient execution of their mission.
The PNI enumerated 11 threats to the integrity of the society and of the State and to the national security: espionage; sabotage; foreign interference; opposite actions to the national sovereignty; cybernetic attacks; international terrorism; illegal activities involving goods of dual use and sensitive technologies; use of weapons of mass destruction; organized criminality; corruption; opposite actions to the Democratic State of Law.