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TASKS AND OBJECTIVES

 

The assignments and tasks of the Government Office for the Protection of Classified Information (Slovenian NSA) are laid down in the Decision on the setting up, assignments and organisational structure of the Government Office for the Protection of Classified Information (Official Gazette of the Republic of Slovenia no. 6/02), in the Classified Information Act (Official Gazette of the RS, no. 50/06 – official consolidated version, 9/10 and 60/11) and the Act on the internal organisation and post classification of the Government Office for the Protection of Classified Information.

In accordance with these acts, the Government Office for the Protection of Classified Information shall perform the following tasks:

 

1. Monitor the situation in the field of classification and protection of information and ensure the development and implementation of physical, organisational and technical standards of classified information protection in government agencies, local community agencies, holders of public authorisations and those commercial companies and organisations that obtain or have at their disposal classified information.

 

2. Attend to the implementation of the accepted international obligations and international treaties on the protection of classified information, and cooperate in this field with the corresponding agencies of foreign countries and international organisations. The Office shall be responsible for ensuring security of classified information in the national agencies and those abroad, and shall with this respect perform the following tasks:

– issue permissions to access classified information;

– issue security certificates to legal persons;

– issue security certificates for the systems and devices for transmission, storage and processing of classified information;

– certify that an agency fulfils the conditions for handling classified information set out by foreign countries and organisations;

– propose security clearance for the purpose of issuing permission to access classified information whose proposers are not included in Article 22 of the Classified Information Act and require permission to access classified information of a foreign country or international organisation;

– issue instructions for handling classified information of a foreign country or international organisation;

– monitor the implementation of physical, organisational and technical measures for the protection of classified information of a foreign country or international organisation and in accordance with the findings from the monitoring issue directives for corrective measures to be implemented immediately by the agencies in order to eliminate the identified shortcomings;

 – exchange information with the national security agencies and international organisations.

 

3. Draw up proposals for regulations required for the implementation of the Classified Information Act.

 

4. Give opinion as to the compliance with the Classified Information Act of general acts on the determination and protection of and access to classified information.

 

5. Coordinate the activity of government agencies responsible for security clearance.

 

6. Keep records of permissions issued.

 

7. Keep records of permissions issued and accesses to classified information referred to in Article 30 of the Classified Information Act – i.e. records of persons allowed single access to information classified one level higher than indicated in the person’s permission.

 

8. Propose measures to improve the protection of classified information.

 

9. Keep records on:

– issued permissions on the access to classified information to natural persons;

- issued security certificates to legal persons,

– issued security certificates for the systems and devices for transmission, storage and processing of classified information.

 

10. Organise and carry out training in the field of safeguarding classified information.

 

11. Perform other tasks set forth by regulations, passed on the basis of the Classified Information Act.

 

The main objective of the Government Office for the Protection of Classified Information is:

  • to implement the adopted work programme of the Office.