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Department of Energy to Begin Random Polygraph Screening of Thousands

Despite a 2003 finding by the National Academy of Sciences that “[polygraph testing’s] accuracy in distinguishing actual or potential security violators from innocent test takers is insufficient to justify reliance on its use in employee security screening in federal agencies,” an internal memorandum to employees at Los Alamos National Laboratory posted on the blog, LANL: …

Los Alamos Scientist Organizes Resistance Against Polygraph Screening

Brad Lee Holian, a Laboratory Associate at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) and fellow of the American Physical Society, is organizing employee resistance against planned random polygraph and drug screening at the lab. Holian, who has worked as a theoretical physicist at LANL for more than thirty years, has publicized his proposal via the blog …

If scientists won’t speak out, politicians go unchecked

Alan P. Zelicoff, M.D., speaks plainly in this op-ed piece published today in the Albuquerque Tribune: Politicians will create uninformed, dangerous policies unless scientists are willing to talk truth to power, despite possible risks to their funding Alan Zelicoff Tuesday, November 14, 2006 Somewhere in the bowels of the Department of Energy lies the answer …

“DOE Weighs Random Polygraph Tests for Employees”

Mike Nartker of Global Security Newswire reports in this article published by GovExec.com. Excerpt: The Energy Department is considering administering random polygraph tests to some personnel as part of new counterintelligence regulations proposed this month. Those who could be subject to the random tests include personnel with access to classified nuclear weapons-related information, according to …

“DOE Reducing Number of Required Polygraphs”

The Associated Press reports in this article published by the Albuquerque Journal: LOS ALAMOS — The U.S. Department of Energy has proposed reducing the number of employees subject to lie detector tests, but opponents of the tests say the department misconstrued National Academy of Sciences findings on their use. The revised rule would allow random …

“Polygraphs Reduced by DOE Order”

Roger Snodgrass of the Los Alamos Monitor reports on the Department of Energy’s proposed changes to its polygraph rule. The Department of Energy will significantly reduce the number of individuals now subject to lie detectors, according to a revision of the proposed rule published Friday. Random use of polygraph tests will take place, however, although …

Polygraphs Reportedly Ordered in Los Alamos Probe

In an article titled, “Entering unknown territory,” Los Alamos Monitor assistant editor Roger Snodgrass confirms that some employees at Los Alamos National Laboratory have been ordered to undergo polygraph “testing” as the Deparment of Energy investigates the disappearance of two removable data storage devices. Excerpt: According to sources, the investigation of lost computer recording data …

Yet Another Polygraph Dragnet at Los Alamos?

An Associated Press report published by ABCNews.com under the title, “UC Halts Los Alamos’ Classified Work” mentions the possibility of a polygraph hunt for potential security violators as Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) attempts to locate two data storage devices containing classified information. Excerpt: ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. July 16, 2004 — All classified work at Los …