“FBI to Start Polygraph Tests Following Spy Probe”

CNN.com reports that the FBI has decided to proceed with a program of randomly polygraphing all of its employees.

As a symbolic gesture, officials said the first employee tested will likely be Director Louis Freeh, followed by the deputy director and other assistant directors.

Officials admitted there is a cultural stigma to overcome at the bureau. “When CIA employees hear polygraph, they think ‘normal course of doing business’,” one FBI official said. “But when our guys hear polygraph they think of it as a tool used against criminals.”

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