Price of Freedom
The American Elite Government Intervention Service (or AEGIS) is a government organization established in 1961. The agency oversees federal law enforcement and threats to to national security specifically involving super-humans.
The relationship between AEGIS and independant superhero teams has had it's ups and downs since the team's inception. While AEGIS had a rocky relationship with 'vigilantes' in the eighties and early nineties thanks to the Moore Act. However, since the reformation of the Freedom League in 1993 they have been much more cooperative with the world's most famous superhero team.
In recent years, AEGIS has mainly fought against their rival organization SHADOW in the name of worldwide security. In a recent mission in Africa, AEGIS Director Horatio Powers disappeared. AEGIS was then taken over by it's current Director, Valerie Masterson.