MI-6 also known as The Secret Intelligence Service (SIS), is the British intelligence agency which supplies the British Government with foreign intelligence. The organization operates under the formal direction of the Joint Intelligence Committee (JIC) alongside the internal Security Service (MI5), the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) and Defence Intelligence (DI).
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|Agency Aliases||Military Intelligence, Section 6; Secret Intelligence Service; SIS|
|Current Members||Lord Pendragon|
The name MI6 (Military Intelligence, Section 6), was used for the sake of convenience during the First World War when the organization was known by many names, although the existence of MI6 was not officially acknowledged until 1994.In late 2010, the head of SIS delivered what he said was the first public address by a serving chief of the agency in its 101-year history. The remarks of Sir John Sawers primarily focused on the relationship between the need for secrecy and the goal of maintaining security within Britain. His remarks acknowledged the tensions caused by secrecy in an era of leaks and pressure for ever-greater disclosure.