The Chief Directorate for Special Programmes of the Russian President is a federal body of executive authority (federal agency) responsible for assisting the President, within its scope of competence, in exercising his powers in the sphere of mobilisation preparations and mobilisation of the bodies of state authority in the Russian Federation, ensuring coordination and interaction in their work and the work of federal and regional bodies of executive authority, as well as a failsafe functioning of the centres of governing the state and its Armed Forces, and security of the President, Prime Minister and other top officials. 

The Russian President oversees the directorate's activity.