The British Army’s psyops unit 77 Brigade is still falling short of recruiting targets, despite cyber skills being bigged up repeatedly by the military and government.
The unit – whose remit covers information operations, psyops and similar shady things – has continued its struggle to attract part-time recruits, according to figures released under the Freedom of Information Act.
Despite its target headcount having been increased from 448 to 474 people between January 2017 and mid-2018, an increase of 5.8 per cent, in June 2018 the unit had 340 on strength – a shortfall of 29 per cent, or 134 personnel.
Another way of looking at the stats is that the crafty tricks brigade grew their headcount by 64 over 18 months for both full-time and part-time personnel, albeit more slowly than they should have done.
Source: The Register