Business expansion
Location of affected unit(s)
Public Administration And Defence
Public Administration And Defence; Compulsory Social Security
Provision Of Services To The Community As A Whole
84.22 - Defence activities

300 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
3 June 2019
Employment effect (start)
1 January 2019
Foreseen end date
31 December 2019


The Defence Intelligence and Security Directorate (Direction du renseignement et de la Sécurité de la Défense / DRSD) has announced the recruitment of 300 people in 2019. This department, which employs 1,300 people, has opened its doors to the press to promote its activities and attract candidates. The DRSD recruits engineers and IT specialists in particular. This is a counter-intelligence service whose mission is to protect soldiers and their installations in France and on external operations. It also monitors the 4,000 companies in the defence sector, which are increasingly targeted by intrusion or takeover attempts. Accelerating the intelligence cycle, via artificial intelligence, is a priority for the DRSD, which also hopes to be able to automate the processing of the 400,000 authorisations (top secret defence, secret defence, confidential defence) for which it is responsible.



Eurofound (2019), Direction du Renseignement et de la Sécurité de la Défense (DRSD), Business expansion in France, factsheet number 97992, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/97992.