1  Polygraph and CVSA Forums / CVSA and other Voice Stress Analysis Applications / Re: Jury Returns $575,000 Award Against NITV for Defamation
 on: Jan 18th, 2021 at 3:17pm 
The deposition of NITV Federal Services LLC in this case has now been rescheduled for 18 February 2021. The scheduling notice is attached.

One of the topics to be explored is NITV's finances. In this regard, the website FederalPay.org indicates that on 1 May 2020, NITV Federal Services, LLC was approved for a $68,933 Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan, reportedly making possible the retention of 6 jobs.

FederalPay.org notes, "Based on standard PPP eligibility rules, Nitv Federal Services, LLC's total 2019 payroll expenses were approximately $330,878 in order to qualify for the PPP loan amount received."

Data provided by NITV in a different, federal lawsuit indicates that in 2018, NITV had revenue of $1,704,098.

A PDF printout of the FederalPay.org information is also attached.

2  Employment Forums (Non-polygraph related) / Intelligence Agency Applications, Hiring, and Employment / Unsuitable for position, Clearence affect
 on: Jan 9th, 2021 at 9:57pm 
Well I just wanted to ask if anyone ever had their failed polygraph show up when trying to get a security clearance or if had issues with their admissions being visible or is it just strictly CBP? 

Secret Clearance is for the military.

CBP email actually states that I was DQ due to admission on poly but i am able to re apply in a couple years, but i still have no clue if they believe that i was not lying on the Poly, waiting to get the results.

3  Polygraph and CVSA Forums / Off-Topic Posts / CBP poly and its affect
 on: Jan 7th, 2021 at 8:29pm 
Well I just wanted to ask if anyone ever had their failed polygraph show up when trying to get a security clearance or if had issues with their admissions being visible or is it just strictly CBP?

Secret Clearance is for the military.

4  Polygraph and CVSA Forums / Post-Conviction Polygraph Programs / Sexual History Polygraph in 2020
 on: Dec 25th, 2020 at 6:21am 
An individual subject to post-conviction polygraph screening has shared the questions that were asked during a so-called sexual history or full disclosure polygraph conducted some time in 2020.

In this procedure, the subject must first complete a lengthy questionnaire about their sexual history. An example of the kinds of questions that might be asked has previously been posted to this forum here.

The specific polygraph technique used was the Air Force Modified General Question Test (AFMGQT). This format is commonly used in post-conviction sex offender "testing" (PCSOT) programs. Here are the questions that were asked, and their types:

Series 1:

Is your first name _____? (irrelevant)

Regarding your sexual history, are you going to tell me the complete truth about it on today's exam? (sacrifice relevant)

Have you lied to me to hide something that you did? (control)

Before probation did you commit a sex crime that you did not tell me about? (relevant)

Before probation did you have any hands-on victims under the age of 17? (relevant)

Have you kept any secrets from me? (control)

Before probation, did you commit any sexual assaults? (relevant)

Have you lied to me to cover up something that you did? (control)



Series 2:

Is your first name ____? (irrelevant)

Regarding your sexual history, are you going to tell me the complete truth about it on today's exam? (sacrifice relevant)

Have you kept any secrets from me? (control)

Before probation did you commit a sex crime that you did not tell me about? (relevant)

Before probation, did you commit any sexual assaults? (relevant)

Have you lied to me to hide something that you did? (control)

Before probation did you have any hands-on victims under the age of 17? (relevant)

Have you lied to me to cover up something that you did? (control)



Series 3:

Is your first name ____? (irrelevant)

Regarding your sexual history, are you going to tell me the complete truth about it on today's exam? (sacrifice relevant)

Have you lied to me to hide something that you did? (control)

Before probation, did you commit any sexual assaults? (relevant)

Before probation did you commit a sex crime that you did not tell me about? (relevant)

Have you lied to me to cover up something that you did? (control)

Before probation did you have any hands-on victims under the age of 17? (relevant)

Have you kept any secrets from me? (control)


5  Polygraph and CVSA Forums / CVSA and other Voice Stress Analysis Applications / Re: Jury Returns $575,000 Award Against NITV for Defamation
 on: Dec 24th, 2020 at 9:49am 
The deposition that was to take place on 12 November 2020 was postponed until 17 December 2020. However, no deposition took place on that date, and a new deposition date has not been published on the court website. The notice of postponement is attached.

The numerous filings in this case can be browsed on line here:

https://appsgp.mypalmbeachclerk.com/eCaseView/search.aspx

You can enter as a guest, and then search for Case Number 50-2005-CA-001771-XXXX-MB.

6  Polygraph and CVSA Forums / Polygraph Policy / Polygraph Opertors Dan Ribacoff and Daughter Lisa Ribacoff Face Serious Legal Jeopardy
 on: Dec 24th, 2020 at 9:24am 


Daniel D. Ribacoff and daughter Lisa J. Ribacoff

As reported on the blog, litigation has recently been filed against polygraph operator Daniel Ribacoff, his daughter Lisa Ribacoff, who currently serves as a director of the American Polygraph Association, his wife Barbara, and his son Lance, alleging serious misconduct associated with the operation of their family-owned private investigation company, International Investigative Group, Ltd. Barbara and Lance Ribacoff are not polygraph operators.

The Ribacoffs face demands for millions of dollars in damages, and the well-documented complaints also make a convincing case that the Ribacoffs engaged in fraudulent billing of a client, which might conceivably lead to criminal as well as civil liability.

I would be interested in the views of any members of the polygraph community on this matter. I also welcome any relevant information that any readers might be able to provide. Methods for contacting me privately and securely (and anonymously, if desired) are available on AntiPolygraph.org's contact page.

7  Polygraph and CVSA Forums / Action Alerts and Announcements / Threema Goes Open Source (and is discounted by 50% this week)
 on: Dec 21st, 2020 at 3:44pm 
Threema, a Swiss-based, private messaging app that AntiPolygraph.org has been using since last year, is now open source.

One advantage of Threema over other messaging apps like Signal and WhatsApp is that you do not have to associate a telephone number with your account. If you would like to communicate with AntiPolygraph.org but do not want us to know your phone number, Threema is a good choice. Our Threema ID is mentioned in the previous post in this thread and is also available on our contact page.

Details on Threema's encryption scheme and source code are available here:

https://threema.ch/en/open-source

8  Polygraph and CVSA Forums / CVSA and other Voice Stress Analysis Applications / Re: Shadows into Light: The Investigative Utility of Voice Analysis with Two Types of Child-Sex Predators
 on: Dec 11th, 2020 at 11:05am 
You'll find a commentary on Stathis and Marinakis' "Shadows into Light" on the AntiPolygraph.org blog here:

https://antipolygraph.org/blog/2020/12/11/stathis-and-marinakis-shadows-into-lig...

9  Polygraph and CVSA Forums / Polygraph Procedure / Possible DQ forever?? What are my chances of getting hired.
 on: Dec 10th, 2020 at 6:50am 
Hello, I am currently 24 and online dating a 17 year old who is turning 18 in February. I have been disqualified before from 3 different departments. For masturbating to her during FaceTime calls. She has also sent me nude pics before but I have deleted them because I know that what I’m doing is wrong. The last time we have done the FaceTime call was on June of 2020. The only reason why I’m still with her is because she lied to me about her age about 3 years ago. I should’ve known better, but it seems that we’ve grown to love each other. This is the only “child porn” that I’ve seen I’m not attracted to any child pornography and have never watched it besides this incident. I can back this up with a polygraph exam if I have to. My question is will this forever keep me away from a career in law enforcement, or when she turns 18 will this not be a disqualifier because back than my background investigator wanted to speak to her but she wasn’t 18 at that time. I just need someone to shed some light and information on my current situation. I’m kinda bummed out that I got DQ’d from a department that I’ve actually wanted to work for. Other than this I’m a hard working citizen and go to work day in and day out.

10  Employment Forums (Non-polygraph related) / Intelligence Agency Applications, Hiring, and Employment / Re: Has anyone ever had an interview with CSIS?
 on: Dec 10th, 2020 at 12:33am 
Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS) Intelligence Officer (IO) Interview

Ever wondered what they ask James Bond at the interview?

My friend did a phone interview with CSIS and wrote down most of the questions. See below what she was asked. It was hilarious because even though it was a phone/video interview, the HR person told her she was not allowed to look at any notes or consult any materials. And they wanted to be able to see her! Seriously, a phone interview where they tell you you’re not allowed to look at any notes or materials! Literally every other government department gives you the questions ahead of time to prepare. Oh and get this, the National Assessment Panel interview is conducted via video conference, but the candidate has to be physically present at a CSIS office! How’s that for CSIS ‘intelligence’ during the COVID Pandemic!?

By the way, when it came to the current event questions, the HR people were obviously clueless. HR came across as disorganized, out of touch, and disinterested.

Process wise, expect to spend several years in the process with never ending delays and repetitive overlapping interviews with various people, mostly HR types. If you eventually get hired, they’ll move you around several times anywhere in Canada, and if you don’t get hired (years after applying), you’ll get a generic email and zero feedback with no chance to follow-up. Total clown show, for a below average government salary in a non-unionized role.

They also keep referring to CSIS as “Our Organization”.
They start with warning you that you’re not allowed to read any notes or refer to anything.

Below are the questions they ask:

They ask about education and a completed Bachelors.

They ask you about current employment details and current driver’s licence.

What did you do to prepare for today’s interview?

Were you given any advice on how to prepare for this interview?

Have you ever been told my someone what to expect for an interview with CSIS?

Can you describe how your previous academic and work experience has prepared you for this role with CSIS?

In the last 10 years have you travelled outside of Canada? Details about travel were probed for reason and countries.

What influenced you to apply to the Intelligence Officer position?

Have you applied to other positions?

How does this position fit into your career plans?

What is your understanding of the relocation requirement?

They then discuss the Case Officer role and the mobility requirements after 3 years and that you can get sent to Manitoba or Quebec.

Is your partner/spouse ok with you relocating anywhere in Canada? Would relocation have an impact on immediate family or other personal obligations?

What is your understanding of the Intelligence Officer role?

Training course is 12 weeks for Case Officer role with some exposure to Investigator role. After 3 years of Case Officer role there is further training for the Investigator role. Between the Case Officer (HQ analyst) and Investigator (field/regional) role, do you prefer one more? Why are you interested more in that particular role? Do you foresee any challenges with this role? Intelligence Officers currently work in major cities anywhere in Canada with some travel requirements.

In your own words, can you summarize the theme of the articles you read from the written task you completed previously (summary of several newspaper articles on terrorism investigations)? What did you find the most difficult about the exam?

In your own words, what is the Service’s mandate?

Describe the four threats outlined in section 2 of the CSIS Act. Talk about espionage, foreign influence activities, terrorism, and subversion. Describe each one in your own words and what each means (asking for definitions). Explain the four threats outlined in the CSIS Act and explain what you think those threats are.

Identity one domestic and one international event that is relevant to CSIS. Both events should be within the last 12 months, and explain how they relates to CSIS’s mandate.

We all have something that we would like to improve on. Discuss one personal and one professional trait that you would like to improve on.

Can you give an example of a poor decision you have made? Talk about why it was a poor decision, and what you learned from it. What types of decisions do you find the most difficult to make?

Can you describe a time when your values and beliefs impacted a professional relationship? It can be with a colleague, supervisor, or customer. Did you learn anything from the experience?

Can you tell me of a time when you worked on a team that you thought was going to be a success, but it turned out to be unsuccessful? Why did it turn out to be unsuccessful, and how did you manage the failure? Would you have done anything differently?

Provide an example of a time when you used your fact finding skills to get information needed to solve a problem.

Tell me about a task or project that you were responsible for that demonstrated your ability to analyze information. Did you experience any challenges?

Can you please provide one specific example from a personal and professional experience of a time when you received feedback and you had to change your way of doing things, although you disagreed. Provide one personal feedback example, and one professional feedback example. Example involves feedback received, and even though you disagreed, you decided to change your way of doing things based on the feedback. How do you feel about receiving feedback?

Do you have anything else that you would like to add that you feel could have an impact on your candidacy? Anything else that you would like to add?

We ask that you remain discreet about your application with us.

We do conduct a polygraph exam. We advise that you do not do any research. If you’ve done some research in the past that’s ok, but if you are going to continue with the process we advise that you don’t do any research, because that could have an impact on your candidacy.

They are trying to assess if you are good fit in terms of your experience, education, and personality.

The applications are quite slow compared to the usual 2-3 year time frame. Now more like 3-4 year time frame from online application to hire. They never count the 1 year you wait between applying online and actually doing an initial screening phone interview. Their 2 year estimate is closer to 3 years total, which is in reality 4 years at the present time from online application to hire since the in person steps cannot be done and their process doesn't adapt much. The pay is also sub par to other departments, plus poor working conditions with outdated technology, aside from mobility requirements and mandatory French.

 
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