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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 ...

Started Jun 6th, 2013 at 10:40am by Ex-Examiner (Guest)
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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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DHS OIG Says "CBP Spent Millions Conducting Polygraph Examinations on Unsuitable Applicants"
A report by the Office of the Inspector General, Department of Homeland Security, finds that U.S. Customs and Border Protection wasted millions of dollars administering polygraph examinations to unsui...

Started Aug 12th, 2017 at 9:15am by George W. Maschke
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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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White House May (Or May Not) Resort to Lie Detectors to Identify Leakers
On Friday, 4 May 2017, on the Fox News program Fox & Friends, presenter Steve Doocy asked President Trump's counselor Kellyanne Conway why they don't use lie detectors to identify who leaked the trans...

Started Aug 5th, 2017 at 8:39am 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...

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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:
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[url]http://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/owner-polygraph-indicted-allegedly...

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.

Started Nov 14th, 2014 at 9:44pm by George W. Maschke
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Can a parole officer force his parolee to take a poly
So this is kind of sensitive. My wife and i have been married for 9 years. Her ex is raising the kids. We have them on weekends and summer. The kids have been going through a lot and they started acti...

Started Jul 25th, 2017 at 6:33pm by Treeraiders
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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...

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Shivam Patel, Would-Be Jihadist Who Sought to Enter U.S. Armed Forces, Believed to Have Researched Polygraph Countermeasures
Scott Daugherty reports for the Virginian-Pilot. The FBI affidavit referenced in the article is attached:
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Imprisoned Polygraph Critic Doug Williams on This American Life Radio Program
Imprisoned polygraph critic Doug Williams will be featured on the next episode of the public radio show This American Life, which is "broadcast on more than 500 stations to about 2.2 million listeners...

Started Jun 8th, 2017 at 1:20pm by George W. Maschke
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Kun Shan Chun - FBI Tech Convicted of Spying for China
Here is another good one from earlier this year that I have not seen on this site yet. Kun Shan Chun was a nationalized Chinese American, from China, who got into the FBI, and must have passed several...

Started Jul 7th, 2017 at 12:36pm by Laughing American (Guest)
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Kevin Mallory - Ex CIA and State Dept Fed Agent Caught Spying for China
Didn't see a thread on this, but here is another former CIA and State Dept Special Agent who has been spying for the Chinese. No doubt he passed a few polygraphs in his career.  Looks like he got hims...

Started Jul 6th, 2017 at 6:47pm by Laughing American (Guest)
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LAFAYETTE POLYGRAPH NO LONGER SELLING CONVERUS EYEDETECT
Lafayette Polygraph, the #1 provider of polygraph to the military and federal agencies is no longer offering Coverus EyeDetect for sale on its site.  I failed my only polygraph with the government sev...

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Anyone ever successfully re-applied to an agency after being DQ'ed by poly?
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 Jul 8th, 2012 at 11:04pm by Genie (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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