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“FBI to Increase Polygraph Testing”

ABC News reports. Excerpt: Learning Lessons Attorney General John Ashcroft promised Wednesday to search for answers as to why Hanssen’s alleged spying went undetected. Ashcroft appointed former CIA and FBI Director William Webster to review FBI security procedures and recommend changes that could prevent future incidents. After the Ames spy case. the CIA overhauled its …

“FBI Polygraph Policy at Issue in Spy Case”

Los Angeles Times staff writers Eric Lichtblau and Eric Anderson report. Excerpt: WASHINGTON–Former FBI and CIA chief William H. Webster said Wednesday that he plans to examine whether the FBI–long reluctant to require periodic polygraph testing of its agents–should use polygraphs more aggressively to ferret out possible spies. Webster, who will assess the fallout from …

Bill Gertz on Use of Polygraph by FBI and Other Federal Agencies

In “Spy case reveals FBI failings,” Washington Times reporter Bill Gertz discusses the use of polygraph screening by the FBI and other agencies. Mr. Gertz seems to equate polygraphs with security, opening his article, “The arrest of Robert P. Hanssen on charges he spied for Moscow has exposed weaknesses in FBI internal security, including document-handling …

FBI May Consider Random Polygraph Screening in Wake of Hanssen Espionage Case

In an article entitled “Invisible on the Inside,” Walter Pincus and Vernon Loeb of the Washington Post report that the FBI may consider expanding its polygraph program to include random “testing” of personnel in the wake of the Robert P. Hanssen espionage case, and reveal that a plan has been on the shelf for three …

DOE Polygraph Program Put on Hold

In an article entitled “Lab Security Measures Shelved Pending Study,” Washington Post staff writer Walter Pincus suggests that expanded polygraph screening has been suspended pending a review. Excerpt: In his last days in office, former energy secretary Bill Richardson temporarily suspended a series of measures that had been taken over the past two years to …

“Domenici Wants Review Committee to Weigh Polygraph Benefits to DOE Lab Security”

In a press release occasioned by the commencement of the National Academy of Sciences’ polygraph review, Senator Pete Domenici (R-NM) expresses his concerns about the Department of Energy’s use of polygraphs: “I hope the work of this committee, backed by the NAS, will give us an objective analysis of polygraphs, and help determine the necessity …