“Energy Department Polygraph Program Expanded”

Walter Pincus of the Washington Post reports:

Rejecting pleas from Energy Department officials, Congress has approved a provision that will require polygraphs for 5,000 additional employees of the department’s nuclear weapons complex, raising to near 20,000 the overall number that will be tested.

The new language, part of the fiscal 2001 defense authorization bill that Congress passed Thursday night, requires the department to polygraph all employees with access to “sensitive compartmented information” (SCI)–highly classified intelligence data, produced under supervision of the CIA, that include data from electronic intercepts.

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