The major activities of the Agency include collecting information obtained under the Special Intelligence Means Act and preparing physical evidence to combat international and grave crime, organized crime and terrorism.
In order to implement its major tasks the Agency provides information obtained from the application of special intelligence means to investigative, operative and intelligence structures, authorities in charge of preliminary proceedings and the court, in strict compliance with applicable regulations.
The State Agency for Technical Operations (SATO) has its own combined mark, registered with the Patent Office of the Republic of Bulgaria by Registration Certificate No 104023/27.12.2018.
The registered combined mark is comprised of traditional Bulgarian symbols, in accordance with the so called institutional heraldry. The symbols in the figurative mark have the following meanings:
Circle – a major symbol of unity, equality, infinity, wholeness. It embodies the Sun’s and the Earth’s energy and living force.
The colours of the Bulgarian national flag lie diagonally within the circle, outlined with dark blue belt, where the full name of the Agency is written.
Lion – a traditional symbol of the Bulgarian spirit. The lion’s image is similar to the heraldic and graphic representation of the major structure of the coat of arms of Bulgaria and its use is therefore regulated by Decision No 631/05.09.2018 by the Council of Ministers of the Republic of Bulgaria.
Shield – protection of state and security. The abbreviation of the State Agency for Technical Operations – SATO is embedded in the middle of the shield (the abbreviation in Bulgarian: ДАТО).