The Swedish Psychological Defence Agency is a government run public agency and is managed by Director General Henrik Landerholm. The head office is in Karlstad, and the agency is also located in Solna.
The Swedish Psychological Defence Agency is organised into three departments:
The department ensures that the agency has an efficient and legally secure management of administrative processes and provides support to the entire agency in areas such as planning, follow-up, financial management and financial administration, HR, law and communication.
The department works to identify, analyse and respond to the impact of undue information influence and other misleading information directed at Sweden or Swedish interests. An important part of the work is to produce situational analyses and reports on actors and activities that may pose a threat to vulnerabilities in society and to propose relevant countermeasures. In collaboration with other relevant agencies, the department develops methods and technologies for identifying and responding to the impact of undue information influence.
Capacity Building Department
The department works to develop and strengthen society’s overall capacity for psychological defence. This includes providing support to the population, agencies, municipalities, the media, voluntary defence organisations and civil society in general, as well as working for increased coordination between these actors. Important tasks include training, exercises and knowledge development, which involves ordering, following and communicating research within psychological defence.
The Advisory Board is appointed by the Government and has the task of advising the Director General and exercising transparency in activities. The Swedish Psychological Defence Agency is headed by Director General Henrik Landerholm, who also chairs the advisory board.
The management team includes Director General Henrik Landerholm and the heads of departments.