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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...

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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:

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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 ...

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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:...

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Drew Richardson, RIP
I am deeply saddened to report that our friend Drew Richardson died yesterday in a tragic accident at his home in Greenville, Virginia.
Some eighteen years ago, Drew helped me find the courage wi...

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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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Federal Air Marshal Service Now Requires Pre-Employment Polygraph
It has recently come to my attention that the Federal Air Marshal Service (FAMS), which falls under the Transportation Security Administration, has begun requiring applicants to pass a pre-employment ...

Started Jul 24th, 2016 at 7:43pm by George W. Maschke
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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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Karel Koecher: A Spy Who Beat the CIA Polygraph
The Defense Personnel Security Research Center document, Recent Espionage Cases 1975-1999, includes yet another presumptive case where a double agent beat the CIA polygraph:
[b]1984 - KA...

Started May 4th, 2002 at 11:13am by George W. Maschke
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Polygraph Screening Examination of a FBI Employee
The following declaration is one that I recently provided in support of a FBI employee who was administered a routine, periodic reinvestigation polygraph screening exam(s), found to be deceptive, and ...

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Federal Judge Throws Out FBI Post-Polygraph Confession
The FBI's willful practice of not recording polygraph interrogations was a factor in a federal judge's recent decision to grant a defense motion suppressing the post-polygraph confession of a defendan...

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List: LE Depts WITHOUT Polygraph
As a new member to the site, it occurs to me that listing the LE Depts that choose not to utilize the polygraph exam as a condition of hiring should be publicized on this site. I seek to start this in...

Started Jul 14th, 2006 at 1:20am by Random_Man
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FBI Polygraphs Orlando Mass Murderer Omar Mateen's Wife, Noor Salman
ABC News reports that the FBI has polygraphed Noor Salman, the wife of Omar Mateen, who killed 49 people in Orlando this past weekend. Salman is under investigation in connection with her husband's cr...

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Samuel L. Braddock: Yet Another Phony Ph.D. in the Polygraph Community?

Samuel L. Braddock

Samuel L. Braddock, director of the new Troy University Polygraph Center in Atlanta, Georgia appears to be the latest in a series of polygraph "professionals" to have held themselves out t...

Started Sep 13th, 2007 at 12:46pm by George W. Maschke
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Confessed Murderer Steven Williams Beat the Polygraph
As mentioned on the blog, there has been yet another spectacular failure of the polygraph. Air Force staff sergeant Steven Williams somehow managed to pass a polygraph "test" despite having killed his...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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