- Appropriate Technology
Steal buildings and plans from a planet. "Appropriate" is just bureaucrat speak for stealing something.
- Counter Espionage
When you give your spies the assignment to Counter Espionage, what you're doing is telling them to foil plots far and wide. If possible, not only will the plot be foiled, but the opposing spies will be captured and imprisoned. It's also possible that they might be killed in the process, but spying is a dangerous game.
- Gather Intelligence
Gather Intelligence is a group of three distinct spy assignments that can deliver detailed information about a remote colony/its empire to your inbox.
- Hack Network 19
The spy assignment Hack Network 19 is used to cost a planet happiness, and if succesful results in an insulting message about the empire being posted on Network 19.
- Incite Insurrection
Incite Insurrection is a spy assignment that can transfer the ownership of a colony.
- Incite Mutiny
Spy Mission: Incite Mutiny
- Incite Rebellion
Incite Rebellion is a spy assignment that can deduct happiness from the target colony (works on non-alliance colonies and allied colonies).
- Political Propaganda
Political Propaganda is used to boost happiness production on your own planets.
- Spy Assignments
There are three main categories of assignments or missions for spies.