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

Started Apr 19th, 2015 at 9:35am by George W. Maschke
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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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By: Ex Member
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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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LE Agencies That Don't Polygraph
Hi,
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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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...

Started Feb 17th, 2017 at 5:08pm by John M. (Guest)
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Arrested NSA Contractor Hal Martin "Passed at Least One Polygraph Test"

Harold Thomas Martin, III

On 27 August 2016, NSA contractor Harold Thomas (Hal) Martin, III of Glen Burnie, Maryland was arrested based on probable cause to b...

Started Oct 7th, 2016 at 9:55am 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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FBI Polygraph Northeastern Region Challenge Coin: "The Rogue Examiners"
An FBI Polygraph Northeastern Region challenge coin has recently appeared for sale on eBay, and AntiPolygraph.org has obtained a specimen:
[img width=600 height=432]https://antipolygraph.org/graphics/FBI%20Polygraph%20...[/i][/url] daily?  Smiley
The reverse depicts an

Started Dec 20th, 2018 at 4:28am by George W. Maschke
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U.S. Secret Service Polygraph Branch Challenge Coin
A U.S. Secret Service Polygraph Branch "challenge coin" has recently appeared for sale on eBay, and AntiPolygraph.org has obtained a specimen:
https://antipolygraph.org/graphics/usss-polygraph... ht...

Started Aug 22nd, 2018 at 8:43am by George W. Maschke
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Suspected Serial Killer John Arthur Ackroyd Beat the Polygraph While Woman He Raped, Marlene K. Gabrielsen, Failed It
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John Arthur Ackroyd

In June 1977, John Arthur Ackroyd raped Marlene K. Gabrielsen off Highway 20 in Oregon. Gabrielsen promptly reported the rape to police, who polygraphed both her and Ackroyd. ...

Started Dec 3rd, 2018 at 8:47pm by George W. Maschke
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The Polygraph Interrogation of Christopher Lee Watts (And How He Could Have Beaten It)
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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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Portland Police Bureau Polygraph Policy
Does anyone know what the Portland Police Bureau's policy is regarding failed polygraphs at other agencies? I know Oregon has prohibited the use of polygraphs for law enforcement pre employment screen...

Started Nov 10th, 2018 at 7:51pm by truelies123
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Can you share your story?
I was disqualified (DQ'ed) from an agency because they said I failed the polygraph.  I was told I could reapply in a year or two and I would like to.  I wonder if a previously failed poly bans me for ...

Started Sep 17th, 2018 at 4:40am by lupacexi
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Jack Trimarco, RIP
Retired FBI special agent and polygraph operator John Richard "Jack" Trimarco died of pancreatic cancer on Monday, 6 August 2018. He was 70 years old.
Trimarco conducted my FBI pre-employment pol...

Started Aug 20th, 2018 at 12:45am by George W. Maschke
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FBI pre-employment polygraph questions
I am currently in the FBI application process and may be asked to take a polygraph soon. I am very concerned by the warning I found in "The Lie Behind the Lie Detector".
Based on my past and my p...

Started Mar 23rd, 2004 at 5:55am by Concerned Applicant (Guest)
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Does CA use polygraph for State Park Peace Officers?
I am currently researching becoming a CA SPPO, nowhere on the application website or in the specifications do I see if they polygraph. Does anyone know if they do? I'm weary to ask recruitment. I'm co...

Started Oct 16th, 2018 at 5:52pm by ProspectiveCARange
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