The Bundesnachrichtendienst (BND) is the foreign intelligence service of the Federal Republic of Germany. On the basis of its worldwide presence and its involvement in international cooperation structures, the BND acts as the centre of foreign economic, political and military intellegence collection and provides the federal government with information for its foreign and security policy decicions. Currently, the BND´s two major locations are the Bavarian town of Pullach near Munich and in Berlin