The March issue of the magazine of the Austrian Ministry of the Interior features a report on the latest ACIPSS conference in Vienna on Austrians in US intelligence services.
You can read the full version here (in German).
“To this day, between 7,000 and 8,000 foreign spies operate in Austria, estimates historian and espionage expert Siegfried Beer. And ‘nobody has disputed that number so far.’ Founder of the Austrian Center for Intelligence, Propaganda and Security Studies at the University of Graz, Beer believes that renewed tensions between Russia and the West are likely to keep Austria active as an important base for intelligence activity, as it was throughout the Cold War.”
You can read the entire article here (in English).
“Historiker Siegfried Beer, der das Austrian Center for Intelligence, Propaganda & Security leitet, spricht von einem ‘Klima des Misstrauens und des Konkurrenzdenkens’. ‘Die Trennung der Zuständigkeiten in zwei Ministerien, die noch dazu üblicherweise politisch unterschiedlich besetzt sind, trägt das ihre dazu bei.'”
You can read the entire article here (in German).
On 2 December 2016, the 24th ACIPSS Conference entitled “Austrians in US Intelligence: Structures – Cultures – Effects” took place at the Diplomatic Academy Vienna. The detailed program as well as pictures from the event can be found here.