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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:

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

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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Don Krapohl Accused of Violating Espionage Act
As noted yesterday on the blog, recently retired Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) counterintelligence agent Scott W. Carmichael has accused Don Krapohl, a senior official at the National Center for C...

Started Oct 12th, 2014 at 9:38am by George W. Maschke
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EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES GROUP currently has mroe than 30 former federal and state polygraph examiners running government law enforcement exams while the company and CEO Jeremy Samide are currently charg...

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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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Bloomberg Business Article on Doug Williams
Bloomberg Business has published an in-depth profile of polygraph critic Doug Williams by investigative reporter Drake Bennett. I'm honored to be among those interviewed for the article:

Started Aug 4th, 2015 at 5:15pm by George W. Maschke
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CBS The Good Wife Polygraph Episode
The plot of tonight's episode of the Emmy-award winning CBS series, The Good Wife, revolves around the appeal of a person who loses their job after failing a polygraph "test." It should be interesting...

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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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Back to the future: APA president Walt Goodson explodes polygraph science myth; says "swagger," "confidence" and "command presence" are the practical keys to examiner success
People, in my most humble personal opinion -- both as a lowly polygraph operator and as a full member in good standing of the American Polygraph Association -- this development is most significant.<br...

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CIA Polygrapher Mark Swanner Implicated in Killing

Manadel al-Jamadi, killed in CIA custody at Abu Ghraib prison

CIA polygraph operator Mark Swanner has been implicated in the torture and killing of prisoner Manadel al-Jamadi (من[ch...

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Current status of ex-NRO polygraphers Mark Phillips and Chuck Hinshaw?
Does anyone know the current status of these two individuals?  I actually feel sympathy for them.  They tried to right what they perceived were wrongs.
In a previous posting, quickfix pointed out...

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Spanish Polygrapher Sues Leading Polygraph Critic
Spain's most prominent polygraph operator, Josť Antonio FernŠndez de Landa Roca, who appears on a television show called "La hora de la Verdad" (The Hour of Truth), has filed a defamation lawsuit agai...

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What exactly is a disqualifier?
I am a college student studying criminal justice, and want to apply to the FBI after graduation. I have done some things that I'm not exactly "proud" of, all before my 18 birthday. What exactly would ...

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Ex-CIA Boss Woolsey Calls for Polygraph Cutback
In a letter to Commentary magazine, former Director of Central Intelligence R. James Woolsey calls for the CIA to "radically curtail" use of the polygraph. Commenting on an article by Gabriel Schoenfe...

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Popular "true crime" TV and the polygraph
I'm always concerned whenever I watch episodes of "true crime" programs on television (Investigation Discovery, 48 Hours, Forensic Files, Dateline, etc.) which all too frequently feature cases in whic...

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FOIPA Request
I am a student that failed the FBI pre-employment polygraph for an internship position. I requested my polygraph results through a privacy act request, and I was informed that my request would probabl...

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