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The Security Service, also Military Intelligence, Section 5 (MI5), is the United Kingdom's domestic counter intelligence and security agency and is part of its core intelligence machinery along side the Secret Intelligence Service (SIS or MI6) focused on foreign threats.
The security service is derived from the Secret Service Bureau, founded in 1909. The end of the Cold War resulted in a change of emphasis for the operations of the service, assuming responsibility for the investigation of Irish Republican activity within Britain and increasing the effort countering other forms of terrorism. Particulary in more recent years the more widespread threat of Islamic extremism.
Involvement with the Agency
The International Contract Agency has several ties to major governments within the The International Contract Agency has ties to several major governments in the Central Intelligence Agency (via Agent Smith), Federal Bureau of Investigation (prior to The Franchise taking it from them), MI5/MI6, National Security Agency, Interpol, and the United Nations. It is possible the Agency sources its information of targets from these intelligence services. On a side note, the Agency's logo appears to be based on that of the MI5.