DGSI may be soon weaned off NSA
French presidential directives on intelligence-sharing mean that the internal intelligence service will have to review its relationship with the US National Security Agency. [...]
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.
Former DGSE official Pierre-Antoine Lorenzi, the ex-boss of Amarante International, has been under investigation since December 9 for alleged tax fraud, Intelligence Online can reveal. The case is being closely watched by the French security world. But the backdrop of [...]
The French intelligence services have come under fire for failing to prevent the terror attacks in Paris on November 13. But while there were undoubtedly mistakes, intelligence service insiders blame administrative delays, political inaction and indecisiveness. Waiting not doing - On [...]