Mafart tipped to head interior ministry's new EU department
After administrative roles at the French internal and external intelligence [...]
The DGSE (Direction Generale de la Securite Exterieure) is France’s external intelligence service. Operating all over the world, the agents of its operations department, or DO, and intelligence department, DR, have distinguished themselves recently in Africa and the Middle East. The service’s technical department, or DT, is France’s dedicated interceptions service, like Britain’s GCHQ or the NSA in the US.
According to our sources, several companies that work for the French intelligence community, including EarthCube and Aleph Networks, are preparing investment rounds. Both French and foreign institutional and private investors could take stakes, much to the consternation of the companies' government clients in France. [...]
In the wake of official relations being established between Israel and the UAE on August 13, both countries and the US are putting pressure on other neighbours in the region to follow suit. Oman, Sudan and Bahrain are the priority. [...]
The commission reviewing France's intelligence law, led by MPs Guillaume Larrivé, Loïc Kervran and Jean-Michel Mis, submitted its report to parliament on June 9. The thick document, at which Intelligence Online has been able to have a look, recommends a number of reforms to the legal framework governing the intelligence services. [...]