Country: France Region: Paris
Latitude: 48° 52' 59" N Longitude: 2° 26' 54" E
Area use / Military Branches: Hq DGSE
HQ Direction Générale de la Sécurité Extérieure (French Intelligence Service) DGSE http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/fr/3/38/DGSE_logo.png
Researches all interesting intelligence informations in regards to the general French security and is also incorporated in a worldwide organization obtaining all kinds of information electronically.
This is done by tapping fixed and mobile phones, listening into satellite and HF radio transmissions and surveilling the internet.
DSGE is linked in a worldwide organization known as ECHELON.
Control over the DGSE’s SIGINT collection and efforts is a responsibility of its Technical Directorate (Direction Technique), operating various SIGINT intercept stations, some in France and some overseas (check SIGINT stations).
These stations employ appx 2,000 personnel, which accounts for more than one-third of all the military and civilian personnel assigned to DGSE.
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