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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:...

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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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ATF Polygraph Procedures
I recently took a polygraph with ATF.  When told that I had had a deceptive response (and thus failed) I tried to get more info on the process.  I was told that their polygraphers do not use the terms...

Started Nov 9th, 2001 at 7:03pm by Redrum (Guest)
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U.S. Department of State Implements Polygraph Policy!
We used to be able to say that the U.S. Department of State (DOS) was one agency that did not use polygraphs, however as of September 1, 2016, this is no longer the case.
See the DOS policies her...

Started Sep 30th, 2016 at 9:42pm by Visitor (Guest)
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Failed FBI poly 5 years ago, up for a spot with another agency that will require another poly
In short, I failed the poly for the FBI in the selection process 5 years ago.  It crushed me.  I ended up admitting to things that technically weren't even crimes, writing and signing a "confession." ...

Started Nov 1st, 2016 at 11:55am by Krux (Guest)
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Would A Fed. agency know if I have taken a local Poly?
Lets say, for instance, that someone took a poly for a local (city) agency.
Would a Federal agency know that the person had taken one with a local city?
Is there a national-type database?

Started Oct 26th, 2016 at 1:18pm by Starlight
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Can a polygraph company compare results from 2 different tests completed for different employers?
Hello all,
I am currently in the hiring process for 2 different fire departments in the state of Virginia. Both departments require a polygraph and both departments use the same third party polyg...

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Question about Polygraph and JTTF
If you are striving to join the JTTF as an ICE or DHS agent are you subject to a poly as well?

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Polygraph Screening Examination of a FBI Employee
The following declaration is one that I recently provided in support of a FBI employee who was administered a routine, periodic reinvestigation polygraph screening exam(s), found to be deceptive, and ...

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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...

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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 "...

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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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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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