The Agency has a six-fold mandate:

  1. Direct, coordinate and integrate national intelligence activities;
  2. Take the lead as intelligence collector of the national government, focusing on the country's strategic intelligence (IS) requirements;
  3. Prepare intelligence estimate on local and foreign situation for the formulation of national security policies by the President and the National Security Council;
  4. Serve as the focal point for the government's counterintelligence activities and operation;
  5. Act as Secretariat to the Anti-Terrorism Council; and,
  6. Serve as head of the NTF-ELCAC's SAKM Cluster.