Where Have All the Good Men Gone
The United States government established the American Elite Government Intervention Service, or AEGIS, in 1962. The agency oversees federal law enforcement involving super-humans and threats to national security like SHADOW, the agency’s archenemy. AEGIS has been active in Freedom City since its inception, as a great many super-powered threats have appeared in the city over the years.
Since AEGIS is a federal agency, the Moore Act restricting costumed vigilantism in Freedom City did not overly affect it, although AEGIS did sometimes find itself in the unenviable position of having to enforce the law against superheroes who chose to break it. On the other hand, superhumans working for AEGIS at the time were not subject to the Moore Act, since they were sanctioned federal agents and not “vigilantes.” This created some friction between AEGIS and any “rogue” supers at the time, although the agency has since tried to heal such rifts.
The official AEGIS headquarters in Freedom City is a suite of offices on the 23rd floor of the Federal Building downtown.