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How is the polygraph currently used by federal agencies like the FBI, CIA, NSA, NRO, DoD, DOE, DEA, BATFE, and U.S. Secret Service, as well as state and local agencies? What laws, regulations, and guidelines govern the use of polygraphs for screening, criminal investigations, administrative investigations, and other purposes?
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CBP Countermeasure Case Files
Shortly before the trial of Doug Williams for teaching two undercover federal agents how to pass polygraph tests began, AntiPolygraph.org published an archive of 65 so-called "confirmed countermeasure...

Started Jun 13th, 2015 at 7:37am by George W. Maschke
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DIA Countermeasure Case Files
As noted on the blog, AntiPolygraph.org has obtained and published a set of leaked Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) "confirmed countermeasure" case files:

Started Apr 19th, 2015 at 9:35am by George W. Maschke
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Polygraph Place Bulletin Board Private Forum
                       Polygraph Place Bulletin Board Private Forum Archive
Ralph Hilliard, who runs the website PolygraphPlace.com, was compelled to take the site's bulletin board offline owing ...

Started Jun 6th, 2013 at 10:40am by Ex-Examiner (Guest)
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FBI Polygraph Failure Rate Reportedly Near 50%
In an article titled, "FBI seeks to rebuild its image," Chris Mondics of the Philadelphia Inquirer Washington bureau reports that Roger L. Trott, chief of the FBI's agent training unit, asserts that n...

Started May 23rd, 2002 at 6:05am by George W. Maschke
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Cleve Backster, CIA Polygraphs, and Psychic Plants

Grover Cleveland Backster, Jr.

Cleve Backster, who instituted the Central Intelligence Agency's polygraph program in 1948, also has some curious ideas about plants (in particular, that they can p...

Started Feb 9th, 2002 at 9:08pm by George W. Maschke
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Melissa Boyle Mahle on CIA Polygraph Policy
Retired CIA officer Melissa Boyle Mahle addresses, among other things, the Agency's polygraph policy in her book, Denial and Deception: An Insider's View of the CIA from Iran-Contra to 9/11 (New York:...

Started Jul 24th, 2005 at 9:04am by George W. Maschke
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DoD Polygraphs Tripled Post-Edward Snowden
As reported on the blog, in a recent presentation to a group of law students, a polygraph operator for the U.S. Department of Defense (likely NSA) stated that post-Edward Snowden, the number of polygr...

Started May 22nd, 2016 at 1:16pm by George W. Maschke
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public strust question
I recently applied for a job with the federal government and have to obtain a public trust security clearance, however back in November the police ran into my house and found some illegal substance an...

Started May 18th, 2016 at 3:13pm by legalgirl23
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Well, here it is, the 100% truth about the Texas polygraph industry and what TAPE, Eric Holden, Bill Parker, Jay Holden, Maria Hubbard, Andy Shepard, Stuart Ervin, Jack St. John, Jon Rios, Richard Woo...

Started May 5th, 2015 at 11:43pm by Joe McCarthy
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How much polygraph information do agencies from different states share with each other?
I took a polygraph 3-4 years ago at a department on the East coast, and am going through the process with a department on the West coast. During my polygraph a few years back, I essentially ended up c...

Started Feb 5th, 2016 at 10:45pm by g67hjiokhh (Guest)
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Ra-Men Podcast: "The Polygraph Lies"
On 19 April 2016 I spoke about polygraphy with Aron Ra for his "Ra-Men" podcast. Our hour-long conversation is now online here:

Started Apr 29th, 2016 at 10:49am by George W. Maschke
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FOIPA Request
I received my FOIPA request asking for my pre-employment polygraph documents, charts, recordings, etc. All I got were the other employment documents, such as my background check form. My polygraph was...

Started Apr 20th, 2016 at 8:05pm by guest (Guest)
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CIA Clearance Denial Appeal Length
I appealed my CIA clearance denial last January 2014 by responding to the SOR. Does any know how long this appeal process will take?

Started Mar 11th, 2015 at 3:02am by ptrck (Guest)
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FBI Agents Investigating Hillary Clinton's E-mail Server Threatened With Polygraph to Prevent Leaks
Massimo Calabresi, reporting for Time magazine on the FBI's investigation of Hillary Clinton's use of a personal e-mail server to conduct official business, notes that agents working on the case have ...

Started Apr 1st, 2016 at 10:07am by George W. Maschke
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test or freedom
How can a test that is not accurate determine if someone should go to jail or not. This is the reason I am anti polygraph and support classes taught to beat the test. If I knew how to beat It, I would...

Started Feb 22nd, 2016 at 10:11pm by test or freedom (Guest)
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Has anyone renewed TS/SCI since failing LS poly?
I got my TS/SCI adjudicated by the Army Reserve in April 2011. I'm up for my periodic renewal very soon.
Here's the story: I was a contractor for the NRO, which required me to pass CI po...

Started Mar 3rd, 2016 at 6:54pm by JC (Guest)
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I've always wanted to be in law enforcement...
I've always wanted to be in law enforcement as a police officer.  A police officer friend of mine was telling me that you have to pass a polygraph test and in his list of things they ask you, he inclu...

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Doug Williams Polygraph Trial Discussion Thread
I regret to report that Doug Williams has been indicted. The U.S. Department of Justice announced the news this afternoon:

I believe this case has serious First Amendment implications. A silver lining to this dark cloud is that it cannot help but to bring much-needed scrutiny to polygraph policy.

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FBI "disclaimer" message?
I have a quick question.
Why did the FBI put on the footer of a letter stating the dates results of my polygraph the following message:
"Ther document contains neither recommendat...

Started Mar 14th, 2016 at 6:23am by laanatassha25
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How to Beat the Lie Detector
William Scott Stewart's long-forgotten article, "How to Beat the Lie Detector" (Esquire magazine, November 1941) may be the earliest ever published on polygraph countermeasures. Stewart also documents...

Started May 15th, 2003 at 11:36am by George W. Maschke
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