Citizen Intelligence Agency

Tracking politicians like bugs. Citizen Intelligence Agency is independent and non-partisan voluntary project.


Visualize political activity in Sweden, present key performance indicators and metadata for the actors on national level.


Citizen Intelligence Agency Demo

Using open data from , and

Currently the application displays data, metadata and charts for data related to Swedish parliament and government. Covering parliament members, committees, documents, ballots, decisions, ministries, government members and political parties.

Limited functionality proper navigation, descriptions,content, ui and styling are still not in place.


Plan to make it public some time after 2022.04, running Ubuntu 22.04, Postgresql 13+, JDK17, Spring framework 6.x , Hibernate 6.x, Vaadin 8.x.


Project Documentation

Running docker image

Docker repository :

1. docker run hack23/cia:2022.9.17 -p 28443:8443

2. Access server at https://localhost:28443/cia/ , register new user to get admin access

Installing Debian/Ubuntu package

Currently only build a debian package, works with debian and ubuntu 18.04+

Installing database(postgres) and openjdk

$ sudo apt-get install openjdk-16-jdk postgresql-13 pgadmin3

2.1 Installing Postgresql on Ubuntu

$ sudo apt-get install postgresql-13 postgresql-contrib postgresql-13-pgaudit

3. Create empty database

Below description set the default username/password and database name used for development, recommend using custom credentials and update the configuration at /opt/cia/webapps/cia/WEB-INF/ to define your own username/password and database name.

$ sudo su - postgres $ psql postgres=# CREATE USER eris WITH password 'discord'; postgres=# CREATE DATABASE cia_dev; postgres=# GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON DATABASE cia_dev to eris;

4. Modify postgres setting, enable prepared transactions

Edit file "/etc/postgresql/13/main/postgresql.conf" set

max_prepared_transactions = 100 shared_preload_libraries = 'pg_stat_statements, pgaudit, pgcrypto' pgaudit.log = ddl pg_stat_statements.track = all pg_stat_statements.max = 10000

5. Modify postgres setting Edit file "/etc/postgresql/13/main/pg_hba.conf" add line

host all all ::1/128 md5

6. Restart postgres

$ service postgresql restart

7. Get cia debian package and

$ wget

8. Install debian package

$ sudo dpkg -i cia-dist-deb-2022.9.17.deb

9. Access the server at https://localhost:28443/cia/