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Service branches Armée de Terre
Armée de l'Air
Leadership Commander-in-Chief President Nicolas Sarkozy Minister of Defence Gérard Longuet Chief of staff Amiral Edouard Guillaud Manpower Military age 17 years of age with consent for voluntary military service (2001) Available for
13,676,509 (2005 est.), age 15–49 Fit for
11,262,661 (2005 est.), age 15–49 Reaching military
389,204 (2005 est.) Active personnel 259,050 (2006) ranked 14th Reserve personnel 419,000 (2006) Deployed personnel 35,000 (2006 est.) Expenditures Percent of GDP 2.6% (2005) Related articles History Military History of France
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DPSD is an initialism for Direction de la Protection et de la Sécurité de la Défense, a French security agency which is part of the Ministry of Defence.
DPSD was succeeded in 1981 to the former military security. Its roles the counter-intelligence, intelligence in general, the counter-terrorism, countersubversion concerning national defense. Military areas, and institutions of national defense or working for it are under its control. It is also responsible for ensuring the safety of personnel, information, materials and sensitive facilities within the national defense.
It works in conjunction with the central management of domestic intelligence, the sub-terrorism Directorate, the Directorate General of External Security and the Directorate of Military Intelligence. DPSD is a member of the French Community of intelligence.
It is governed by Articles D.3126-5 D.3126-9 of Defense Code.
The management of protection and security of defense is the intelligence available to the Defense Minister to carry out its responsibilities for security of personnel, information, materials and sensitive facilities. Its remit covers including the prevention and detection of violations of national defense.
Like the Directorate General for External Security (DGSE), the DPSD is pone of the "intelligence" agencies reporting directly to the Minister of Defense.
The Commission includes a command destined for clearances at different classification levels of information be provided ( "Confidential Defense," "Secret Defense", or "Top Secret Defense"), and survey of personnel (military land forces, air, marine, police, defense, health, species and official or civil). The DPSD is present on all the different theaters of operations abroad where French forces are engaged. the DPSD is also responsible for mission-cons economic interference (Industrial Safety) to protect defense industries with high technological potential to contract with the Defense.
The strength of the DPSD, slightly decreasing from year to year, amounted to 1279 persons in 2009.
In 2004, funds vested in the DPSD (excluding salaries and benefits) amounted to 11.4 million euros, a decrease of 0.6% over 2003. The current operating budget in 2004 was 7.7 million euros. Equipment financing (manufacturing and infrastructure) amounted to 3.7 million euros, or 1.7% less than in 2003.
- Général Pierre Devemy : February 1989
- Général Antonio Jérôme : February 1989 --
- Général de Corps d'Armée Roland Guillaume : 1997
- Général de Corps d'Armée Claude Ascensi : 1997 - August 2000
- Contrôleur Général des Armées Dominique Conort : September 2000 - July 2002
- Général de Corps d'Armée Michel Barro : August 2002 - June 2005
- Général de Corps d'Armée Denis Serpollet : July 2005 - 2008
- Général de Corps d'Armée Didier Bolelli : 2008 - 2010
- Général de Corps Aérien Antoine Creux : April 2010
In 2004, there were 1 475 people, including 1 097 military and 378 civilians. Was recorded in 2003 a significant shortfall in personnel within the DPSD, staff made being less than 12% in the number of budget items.
The resources allocated to DPSD in 2006 totaled 89.9 million euros in payment appropriations, representing 1% more compared to 89 million euros in 2005. Staff costs amounted to 78 million euros, operating expenses at 7.7 million euros and capital spending to 4.2 million euros.
Regarding personnel, the ceiling established ministerial job for the DPSD, 1 459 jobs in 2006.
In 2006, there were 1 459 people, including 1 090 military and 369 civilians. The DPSD contains a high proportion of noncommissioned officers who represent two-thirds of military personnel. These are almost all defense safety inspectors and shipbuilding security inspectors . Civilian personnel for their part, constituted 85% of Category C officials and staff workers.
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