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"My lords, while Naval Intelligence agrees with ISB regarding the possibility of HoloNet sabotage, we feel that Deputy Director Ison is understating the importance of the evidence and the real nature of the threat."
Vice Admiral Dodd Rancit[src]

The Naval Intelligence Agency (NIA), also known as Naval Intelligence (NavInt) or Military Intelligence, was a military intelligence service branch of the Imperial Navy. Established by the Galactic Empire, the agency's headquarters was located in the Federal District of the Empire's capital planet, the Core World Coruscant, during the Imperial Era.

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During the Imperial Era, the Naval Intelligence Agency was formed out of and made technically separate from Military Intelligence, though it was often associated with, and referred to, as Military Intelligence. The Naval Intelligence headquarters was located in the Federal District of the Core World Coruscant—the capital planet of the Galactic Empire—near the Imperial Palace and the COMPNOR arcology. It was led by Vice Admiral Dodd Rancit who was supported by Vice Admiral Terrinald Screed. It would work closely with the Imperial Security Bureau and held its own investigations and interrogations if required. During briefings, they would often represent Military Intelligence as well and provide intelligence and analysis from the military perspective.[1]

The Naval Intelligence Agency was headquartered in the former Republic military base on Coruscant.

In 14 BBY, following the conclusion of a rebel campaign, Vice Admiral Rancit was found out to be a traitor and executed by Darth Vader. The Naval Intelligence Agency as a result was folded back into Military Intelligence and Colonel Wullf Yularen of the Imperial Security Bureau was appointed to head its operations with the title of Deputy Director.[1] Yularen would remain in a high position in the NIA until his death aboard the Death Star battle station at the Battle of Yavin.[2]

After supervising the construction of the Jakku Observatory, Emperor Palpatine assigned his protégé Gallius Rax to work as a commander in the Naval Intelligence Agency. His ranking was considered by many to be abnormally high, considering his lack of history with the Imperial Military. Rax answered solely to the NIA's Deputy Director Yularen; with his "Eyes Only" reports bypassing both Vice Admirals Rancit and Screed. Following Yularen's death at Yavin, Rax's reports were sent directly to the Emperor himself. After the Battle of Endor, Rax became a Fleet Admiral and was tasked with executing the late Emperor's posthumous Contingency plan.[2]

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Imperial Navy units
Command units and bureaus
Admiralty (Imperial Navy High Command) · Imperial Navy Judicial Panel · Logistics Division · Naval chiefs · Naval Command and Control · Naval Intelligence Agency · Office of the Navy's barrister advocate · Orbital Command
Numbered fleets
Third Fleet · Seventh Fleet · Eleventh Fleet · 14th Sector Fleet · 15th Deep Core Reserve Fleet
Sector and system fleets
Anoat sector fleet · Cerberon system space force · Lothal sector fleet · Mon Cala Imperial Trade Fleet · Shu-Torun Loyalist/Imperial Delving Fleet · Unidentified Inner Rim system fleet
Battle groups
Assertor · Cymoon system · Echelon · Ilum · Wrath
Fleets and squadrons
Death Squadron · Death Star's fleet · Desevro fleet · Ellian Zahra's fleet · Rae Sloane's fleet · Royen's fleet · Unidentified Imperial armada · Valco Pandion's fleet
Blockades and task forces
Ninety-Sixth · One Oh Third · One Twenty-Fifth · 231 · Carlou Gendling's task force · Iktotch blockade · Mon Cala blockade · Ralchio Nervi's task force · Scipio blockade
Convoys and flotillas
Convoy 8766 · Sentinel Base's flotilla · Unidentified Imperial convoy
Other units
Death Star's Imperial Navy garrison · Imperial Navy's officer corps (Chimaera's bridge officer corps · Death Star trooper officer corps) · Imperial Starfighter Corps · Logistics corps · Military Police
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