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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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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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Polygraph Place Bulletin Board Private Forum
Note: AntiPolygraph.org has prepared a navigable index to the archive posted here. See:
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NCCA Polygraph Countermeasure Files
In September, we mentioned that "(t)his fall, AntiPolygraph.org will be publishing National Center for Credibility Assessment (NCCA) documentation on polygraph countermeasures that has been made avail...

Started Dec 3rd, 2017 at 7:42pm by George W. Maschke
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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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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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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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A while back when I was probably 12 or 13 maybe younger I was curious and well had my dog lick my privates. It only happened once. Does that mean I have to say yes to bestiality? It really worries me ...

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If I failed a poly to be a FBI employee am I also barred from being a contractor for the FBI?

Started Dec 4th, 2019 at 9:10pm by PrivateTales
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An example of why pre-employment polygraphs should be mandatory
Defense attorneys begin to get notifications about scrutinized lab technician
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Forensic Lab Te...

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The Polygraph Interrogation of Christopher Lee Watts (And How He Could Have Beaten It)

Tammy Lee Polygraphing Christopher Watts

On 15 August 2018, Colorado Bureau of Investigations (CBI) Agent Tammy Lee conducted a polygraph interrogation of Christopher Lee "Chris" Watts of Frederi...

Started Dec 1st, 2018 at 8:45pm by George W. Maschke
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The Supreme Court of the State of Alaska Slams Polygraph "Testing," Rules It Scientifically Invalid
Justia Opinion Summary
In three criminal cases consolidated for appeal, each defendant sought to introduce expert testimony by a polygraph examiner that the defendant was truthful when he made...

Started Nov 13th, 2019 at 4:19pm by Dan Mangan
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FROM THE LATEST APA MAGAZINE: "For now, the APA Board has decided to stand down on any Standard of Practice regarding computer algorithms."
Speaking as a longtime member of the American Polygraph Association, frequent president-elect candidate and perennial change-agent, I find this development to be highly disturbing.
Personally, I ...

Started Nov 2nd, 2019 at 1:15am by Dan Mangan
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Polygraph Operator William McCallister Arrested for Sexual Assault
Update: In a plea agreement dated 12 September 2014, Polk County, Florida prosecutors dropped all sexual assault and possession of child pornography charges against against William McCallister, who ha...

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President Trump “has repeatedly mused about administering lie detector tests to White House officials.”
Until yesterday, I hadn’t seen any reporting that would indicate what President Trump’s views regarding polygraph policy might be. Now, based on interviews with four former administration officials, D...

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The Polygraph Interrogation of Kevin Jones: Another Case of Polygraph Abuse
The NBC show "Dateline" aired tonight.  Name of the episode was "Death and the Beauty Queen".
Covered a murder case in Russell Ville Arkansas.  Showed police video of the murder victim's grieving...

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Allegedly Demanded Polygraphs While CIA Director
NBC News Chief Foreign Correspondent Richard Engel yesterday posted the following on Twitter (emphasis added):

I cannot recall any previous

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Michigan State Police Polygraphers Andrew Longuski and Derrick Jordan Arrested for Stealing a Bicycle and Disorderly Conduct
Andrew Longuski

Derrick Jordan

On Friday, 18 May 2018, two polygraph operators with the Michigan State Police, Lieutenant Andrew Longuski and S...

Started Jun 26th, 2018 at 6:08am by George W. Maschke
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VAST SYSTEM - Validated Automated Screening Technology
Technology moves forward. The VAST System is a new entry into the market.  Competing with Lafayette Polygraph, Converus Eye Detect, and NITV Federal Services CVSA. 
The web site is fantastic and...

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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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