French intelligence to recruit 600

By 2020, the official personnel of the French foreign intelligence agency (DGSE) will exceed 7,000 employees with the recruitment of 600 new hires. If a large number of profiles are being sought, analysts, engineers, linguists and cyber-experts should make the bulk of these future new employees. As Director General Bernard Bajolet recalled in the fall 2016, the DGSE’s role is quite extended considering that the intelligence bill voted in July 2015 defined very widely French intelligence’s task including geopolitics, counter-proliferation, counter-espionage, cyber-defense. In recent years, the DGSE has been among the world’s most active entities combating the terrorism threat abroad.