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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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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?

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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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As a full member, I call BS on the APA's polygraph "testing" accuracy claims
On its own web site, the APA makes this most suspect claim:
"APA examiners are able to attain accuracy rates exceeding 90 percent."
People, I've been studying, analyzing and conducting polygraph "...

Started Sep 9th, 2016 at 12:07am by Dan Mangan
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Inconclusive results
    I recently joined this website to tell everyone about my experience when i was polygraphed and the amount of hate i have towards this screening proccess. I dont know about other people but about s...

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Can Military personel refuse a CI polygraph?
Hello, this person has never taken a polygraph before and is being assigned to a position that might require one. What can happen to military personnel who refuses to take a polygraph?

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John J. Furedy, RIP
I am saddened to report that retired University of Toronto professor of psychology and prominent polygraph critic John J. Furedy died on 24 August 2016 after a long illness.
News of John's death ...

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CIA Deputy Director of Talent Development Ronald S. Patrick Is a Liar, a Fool, or Both

CIA Talent Development Office Deputy Chief Ronald S. Patrick (CIA photo)

Ronald S. Patrick, the CIA's deputy director for talent development...

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Drew Richardson, RIP
I am deeply saddened to report that our friend Drew Richardson died yesterday in a tragic accident at his home in Greenville, Virginia.
Some eighteen years ago, Drew helped me find the courage wi...

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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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Only 1 in 4 Applicants Pass the Prince William County Police Pre-Employment Polygraph
Prince William County, Virginia Chief of Police Barry M. Barnard

Prince William County, Virginia news outlet insidenova.com has published an article by Jill Palermo titled "New police chief se...
Palermo repo

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The Polygraph Examination of Chandra Levy Slaying Suspect Ingmar Guandique
The Chandra Levy murder investigation appears to be yet another example of a case where misplaced reliance on the pseudoscience of polygraphy led to investigatorial misdirection. Washington Post staff...

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List of LE departments that dont polygraph.
im starting this forum because ive been hearing and seeing about a lot of LE departments that do, and dont polygraph. if you know FOR SURE which departments dont, and do, please list it below

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I've always wanted to be in law enforcement...
I've always wanted to be in law enforcement as a police officer.  A police officer friend of mine was telling me that you have to pass a polygraph test and in his list of things they ask you, he inclu...

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Federal Air Marshal Service Now Requires Pre-Employment Polygraph
It has recently come to my attention that the Federal Air Marshal Service (FAMS), which falls under the Transportation Security Administration, has begun requiring applicants to pass a pre-employment ...

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