Ministry of Information, Intelligence, and Operations
Formed in 2798 the Ministry of Information, Intelligence, and Operations (MIIO) is the civilian intelligence arm of the Federated Suns. Its military counterpart is the AFFS' Department of Military Intelligence.
The MIIO was created during the First Succession War to address a problem with Military Intelligence: At that time all information on other realms was gathered and analyzed by the DMI, and military officers would decide what (if anything) their civilian counterparts needed to know.
As of 3025, the MIIO consists of five divisions:
- Information Gathering Division
- Covert Operations Division
- Military Intelligence Liaison
- Bureau of Internal Investigations
- Counterintelligence Division
- Regional Operations
- BattleTech: 25 Years of Art & Fiction, p. 23 - "Succession War Era"
- A Guide to Covert Ops, p. 60