France's Nexa acquires European interception specialist Trovicor
According to our sources, Nexa Technologies is putting the finishing touches to a deal to acquire the German legal interceptions firm Trovicor. [...]
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.
The recent appointment of economic intelligence specialist Marie-Anne Barbat-Layani as head of the general secretariat of the finance ministry coincides with the more offensive posture that President Emmanuel Macron wants the ministry to assume. [...]