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The AIVD has three directorates: Intelligence, Operations and Security Screenings and Business Administration. The service is led by a management team of five people: three directors, director-general and deputy director-general.

Head of the AIVD
Director-general of the AIVD: E.S.M. (Erik) Akerboom
Deputy director-general of the AIVD: Simone Smit

Intelligence Directorate

The Intelligence Directorate conducts investigations, provides information, and mobilises third parties to safeguard the democratic legal order and national security, to actively reduce risks, and to contribute to foreign policy-making.

Operations Directorate

The Operations Directorate carries out operational activities to support investigations on behalf of the Intelligence Directorate. The National Communications Security Agency (Nationaal Bureau voor Verbindingsbeveiliging, NBV) and the Joint Sigint Cyber Unit (JSCU) both fall under under this directorate.

Netherlands National Communications Security Agency, NBV

A unit of the AIVD, the Netherlands National Communications Security Agency (NBV) promotes the protection of crucial government information. As a government partner and advisor, and with its unique qualities when it comes to information security, the NBV makes an active and tangible contribution to national security in the Netherlands.

Joint Sigint Cyber Unit

In the Joint Sigint Cyber Unit (JSCU) the AIVD and MIVD have joined forces. The two services combine their expertise and resources in the field of Signals Intelligence (Sigint) and cyberactivities.

With the interception of communications the JSCU supports teams that investigate threats to the Netherlands and the armed forces. In the framework of the National Cyber Security Strategy, JSCU specialists are also helping to safeguard the internet.

Security Screenings & Business Administration Directorate

This directorate is not only responsible for security screenings, but also for internal products and services as well as for information management.

Businessunit Security Screenings

This unit safeguards our national security by screening or ‘vetting' individuals who (wish to) hold a so-called position involving confidentiality, by advising designating ministers when they are compiling draft lists of such positions, and by ensuring on behalf of the Minister of the Interior and Kingdom Relations that actual designations are reasonable and proportionate

Student profile

Bij de AIVD werken allerlei soorten mensen. Het is niet mogelijk om één profiel te schrijven. Voor een hacker zijn allerlei andere competenties van belang dan voor een data analist of data scientist. Kom vooral langs om met ons te praten.

Hoewel wij erg geloven in de kracht van internationaal denken, is het voor ons niet mogelijk om mensen in dienst te nemen die geen Nederlands paspoort hebben.

Relevant studies

  • Computer Sciences
  • Mathematics

Study levels

  • HBO
  • WO
  • PhD

Student backgrounds

  • Dutch


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