New administration chief has plans for DGSE
Appointed in August, the new head of administration at the DGSE has arrived when the service is undergoing some big changes as it embarks upon new projects and endeavours to hire top experts. [...]
Signals Intelligence, or SIGINT, is the interception of telecommunications that has become an increasingly central part of intelligence-gathering. Depending on the country, SIGINT is carried out by a dedicated agency – such as the NSA in the US or GCHQ in the United Kingdom – or by specific departments in intelligence services – such as the technical departments of France’s DGSE or Germany’s BND. Edward Snowden’s revelations about bulk data collection by the NSA has created mixed feelings about the role of SIGINT in modern society. Since digital communications are increasingly encrypted, SIGINT needs ever more powerful calculators for decryption.
Committed to a vast programme to strengthen its space capacities as Russia and China race to do the same, the US Department of Defense (DoD) has introduced a string of initiatives to protect its intelligence and communication satellites. [...]
In less than a year, technical intelligence and interceptions, or SIGINT, in the United Arab Emirates has been totally reorganised, with offensive and defensive operations now separate. The move has had a knock-on effect on the private sector, as Intelligence Online reports. [...]