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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
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Started Jun 6th, 2013 at 10:40am by Ex-Examiner (Guest)
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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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Man Taking Lie Detector Test For Police Job Admits Having Child Porn
Another example of how the polygraph is used to get confessions.  This guy would have never been ...

Started Feb 12th, 2023 at 4:31am by smoothasbutter (Guest)
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Border Patrol May Drop Polygraph For Some Applicants
Sounds like a good thing. We need to protect our border, and using inefficient, unreliable test like the follygraph is not how you vet applicants for such a dangerous job-

Started Jan 27th, 2023 at 7:22pm by cesium_133
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10 Famous People who Passed the Polygraph
Charles Cullen “Angel of Death” Passed Two Polygraph Tests
Aldrich Ames – Soviet Spy Passed Polygraph
Larry Wu-Tai Chin
Ana Belen ...

Started Jan 17th, 2023 at 12:57am by Chad (Guest)
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LE Agencies That Don't Polygraph
I failed a federal polygraph a few years ago, well aware that its all BS. However, I think a lot of us would benefit if we compiled a list of legitimate LE organizations that do not polygraph...

Started Jan 14th, 2019 at 3:46am by Johansonn99 (Guest)
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Source: Cuban Spy Ana Belen Montes Passed DIA Polygraph
[See the 13th reply in this discussion thread for a report that top Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) Cuba analyst Ana Belen Montes, who was a Cuban double agent throughout her 16-years of employment with DIA, took and passed at least one counterintelligence-scope polygraph "test."]
In what seems likely to be yet another failure of polygraph "testing" to detect or deter espionage, the Defense Intelligence Agency's (DIA's) senior analyst for matters involving Cuba, Ana Belen Monte...

Started Sep 22nd, 2001 at 9:04am by George W. Maschke
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Can I get re-cleared 10 years after losing my clearance for a crime?
Ten years ago I had my ts/sci/poly clearance stripped after a misdemeanor conviction that did not involve drug, violence, or alcohol. I was fired. I know the SF only goes back 10 years. What are the c...

Started Dec 8th, 2022 at 7:26am by mink (Guest)
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Re: Racism and polygraph breathing
Racial or ethnic bias on the part of your polygraph operator could certainly influence the outcome of your polygraph examination.
With respect to breathing through your mouth rather than your nos...

Started Oct 4th, 2022 at 12:21pm by George W. Maschke
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Probable-Lie "Control" Question Leads to Impertinent Admission in Security Clearance Polygraph
Today's New York Times features an article by filmmaker and U.S. Navy veteran Khalid Abdulqaadir titled, "The Polygraph Test that Saved My Marriage."
During a polygraph for a security clearance, ...

Started Jul 29th, 2022 at 9:53am by George W. Maschke
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List: U.S. Fed Employee Criminals - All Passed Polys
I wanted to start a thread where we can all post actual examples, of law enforcement, intelligence community, and other U.S. government employees who had to pass polygraphs for their jobs, meanwhile c...

Started Apr 13th, 2020 at 6:04am by Byron Johns
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Some Bad Advice on Polygraphs from National Security Attorney Sean M. Bigley
National security attorney Sean M. Bigley, writing for ClearanceJobs in an article published today and titled "Three Ways to 'Fail' a Polygraph," gives what I think is bad advice and overlooks an impo...

Started Jun 12th, 2022 at 1:28pm by George W. Maschke
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How to Beat the Preliminary Credibility Assessment Screening System (PCASS)

Preliminary Credibility Assessment Screening System handset

Spies, saboteurs, and terrorists can easily defeat the U.S. Government's new hand-held lie detector, the Preliminary Credibility Ass... or PCASS. T

Started Apr 9th, 2008 at 3:47pm by George W. Maschke
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IARPA Credibility Assessment Standard Evaluation (CASE)
Check this out... What fun! The DNI is funding a contest to crown a "Credibility Champion" - Learn more about it here: https://www.iarpa.gov/challenges/casechallenge.html
Recently, they posted a ...

Started Feb 27th, 2019 at 9:55pm by John M.
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