National Defence Radio Establishment
The National Defence Radio Establishment (Swedish: Försvarets radioanstalt, FRA) is a Swedish government agency organised under the Ministry of Defence. The two main tasks of FRA are signals intelligence (SIGINT), and support to government authorities and state-owned companies regarding computer security.
|Försvarets radioanstalt (FRA)|
|Formed||1 July 1942|
|Jurisdiction||Government of Sweden|
|Headquarters||Rörbyvägen, Lovön, Ekerö Municipality, Stockholm County|
|Employees||approx. 700 (2009)|
|Annual budget||SEK 860,262,000 (2014)|
|Parent agency||Ministry of Defence|
The FRA is not allowed to initialize any surveillance on their own, and operates purely on assignment from the Government, the Government Offices, the Armed Forces, the Swedish National Police Board and Swedish Security Service (SÄPO). Decisions and oversight regarding information interception is provided by the Defence Intelligence Court and the Defence Intelligence Commission; additional oversight regarding protection of privacy is provided by the Swedish Data Protection Authority.