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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:
https://antipolygraph.org/blog/2015/...

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 ...

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Cleve Backster, CIA Polygraphs, and Psychic Plants
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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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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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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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Jon Leiberman interviews polygrapher Jack Trimarco (HNGN).
From Headlines and Global News:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?t=26&v=iVENT21xVCU

My take is that Mr. Leiberman is naive and Trimarco is regurgitating the usual pro-polygraph rhetoric.
Judge f...

Started Jun 17th, 2015 at 5:23pm by Evan S
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DIA's Insider Threat Program
On October 7th, 2011, then-President Obama established an Executive Order, “STRUCTURAL REFORMS TO IMPROVE THE SECURITY OF CLASSIFIED NETWORKS AND THE RESPONSIBLE SHARING AND SAFEGUARDING OF CLASSIFIED...

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Beware of Bogus Polygraph Tests, Polygrapher Warns
Apparently oblivious to the irony, polygrapher Guy Heseltine, one of a handful of polygraph operators active in the United Kingdom, has circulated a press release titled "Lie Detector Tests - Bewar...

Started Jan 11th, 2005 at 10:12am by George W. Maschke
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Question about control questions
Hi, I have a polygraph coming up, and I may wish to use countermeasures. 
I've read through The Lie Behind the Lie Detector, but I still have one point of confusion.  When employing countermeasu...

Started Jun 27th, 2013 at 11:20am by Jerome
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Did the Antipolygraph Admin (George Maschke) ban my IP?
I have posted off and on on this forum anonymously for years.  It seems that recently I can no longer access Antipolygraph.org from my home computer, work computer, or mobile phone.  I am using TOR no...

Started Apr 1st, 2018 at 11:44am by Banned (Guest)
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CIA Polygraph 2018
Can anyone who has had a recent poly (e.g., within last 12 months) confirm that the CIA is still using the "Relevant/Irrelevant" test format?
Also, would like to hear how the experience went, in...

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Colander-Wired-to-a-Copier Urban Legend
Barbara Mikkelson's article "Next Case on the Court Colander" on the Urban Legends Reference Pages may be of interest. It seems the celebrated story of the colander used as a lie detector might be not...

Started Jul 22nd, 2003 at 4:36pm by George W. Maschke
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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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Mitchell Lynn Bacom, Cleared After Polygraph "Test" in 1980 Kidnaping, Rape, and Murder of 14-Year-Old Suzanne Bombardier, Implicated by DNA Evidence

Mitchell Lynn Bacom

Nate Gartrell of the Bay Area News Group reports that a man charged with the "1980 kidnapping, sexual assault, and st...

Started Jan 23rd, 2018 at 6:23am by George W. Maschke
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H.R.2213
Is anyone tracking this?  What is a "waiver authority?"
H.R.2213 - To amend the Anti-Border Corruption Act of 2010 to authorize certain polygraph waiver authority, and for other purposes.
ht...

Started May 3rd, 2017 at 1:14pm by John M.
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Happy 65th Birthday to the NSA Polygraph Program!
According to the National Cryptologic Museum Foundation, the NSA mandated pre-employment polygraph screening on 6 December 1952. Considering that the NSA polygraph program is now 65 years old, hasn't ...

Started Dec 6th, 2017 at 10:46am by George W. Maschke
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NSA Polygraph Neither Detected Nor Deterred Nghia Hoang Pho's Security Violations
National Security Agency employee Nghia Hoang Pho, who worked in one of NSA's most sensitive units, Tailored Access Operations, on Friday, 1 December 2017 pleaded guilty to violating the Espionage Act...

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Gossip from the Swamp...
Polygraph haters unite! 
The word in Washington DC is certain billionaires and individuals with swampy backgrounds are on the hunt to put the dagger into the federal polygraph program once and f...

Started Nov 24th, 2017 at 10:12pm by freepress58
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