Each ministry is responsible for a number of central government agencies. It is these agencies that are responsible for the day-to-day operations of public administration. The Government decides on objectives, guidelines and allocation of resources for the agencies activities. But it does not determine how agencies should apply a law or what decision they should take in specific cases. The Ministry of Defence is principal for 10 government agencies.
The task of the Swedish Armed Forces is to: defend Sweden against armed attack, assert our territorial integrity, contribute to peace and security in the world around us and strengthen Swedish society in times of severe peacetime emergencies.
Lidingöv. 24. Postal address: 107 85 Stockholm
Phone No: 08-788 75 00, fax 08-788 71 78
The Defence Materiel Administration is responsible for managing the design and procurement of new defence equipment, where products must be adapted to the future network-based defence.
Banérgatan 62. Postal address: 115 88 Stockholm
Phone No: 08-782 40 00, fax 08-677 57 99
The National Service Administration is responsible for the enrolment, registration and statistics of national service conscripts and for in-service support.
Karolinen, Våxnäsgatan 10. Postal address: 651 80 Karlstad
Phone No: 054-14 65 00, fax 054-14 65 09
The National Defence Radio Establishment collects intelligence via signals surveillance. It reports back inter alia to the Government, the Swedish Armed Forces, the Swedish Defence Research Agency and the Defence Matériel Administration.
Rörbyvägen (Lovön). Postal adress: Box 301,
178 93 Drottningholm
Phone No: 08-471 46 00, Fax: 08-471 48 53
The Swedish Defence Research Agency works with research, methods and technological development and other studies for the national defence system.
Gullfossgatan 6 (Kista), 164 98 Stockholm
Phone No: 08-55 50 30 00, fax 08-55 50 31 00
The task of the MSB is to enhance and support societal capacities for preparedness for and prevention of emergencies and crises. When one does occur, MSB supports the stakeholders involved by taking the right measures to control the situation.
Postal address: 651 81 KARLSTAD
Phone No +46 (0) 771-240 240
Fax No: +46 (0) 10-240 56 00
The Swedish Coast Guard undertakes surveillance, supervision and control with regard to security, fishing and the environment around the entire coast of Sweden. The Swedish Coast Guard engages in well-developed cooperation, both nationally and internationally.
Stumholmen, Box 536, 371 23 Karlskrona
Phone No 0455-35 34 00, fax 0455-105 21
The task of the Swedish Accident Investigation Board is to investigate accidents in order to improve safety. The Accident Investigation Board investigates air, marine and rail accidents, as well as other serious accidents. Accidents occurring in the military sphere are also investigated.
Teknologgatan 8C. Postal address: Box 12538, 102 29 Stockholm
Phone No: +46-8-555 017 70, fax 08-555 017 90