The DGSE (Direction General de la Securite Exterieure), France's external [...]
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The DGSE's new technical service chief Patrick Pailloux inherits one of France's most powerful data centres.
Once again this year, the DGSE will take the lion's share of the French government's secret fund for intelligence.
Short of space for its data decryption facilities, France's external intelligence agency is building a dedicated centre outside Paris.
Since its budget only represents 1.3% of the country's defence spending, excluding special funds, the Direction générale de la sécurité intérieure (DGSE), France' biggest intelligence service, may slip through the net in the latest round of government cuts.
The French military intelligence agency is slashing costs while trying to strengthen its capacities, after obtaining a budget of €34.4 million, down by €1 million, excluding staff costs, for 2013.