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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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By: SaganoKanon
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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 ...

Started Jun 6th, 2013 at 10:40am by Ex-Examiner (Guest)
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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 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...

Started Aug 21st, 2016 at 2:33pm by George W. Maschke
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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.

Started Nov 14th, 2014 at 9:44pm by George W. Maschke
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Sex Addiction and Fidelity Polygraphs
Please post your experiences with use of polygraph in sex addiction treatment and in couples counseling to test for fidelity.
These statements could be important in understanding the risk thereof...

Started Aug 5th, 2016 at 1:31am by EthicsFidelity?
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By: George W. Maschke
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Is the American Polygraph Association deceiving itself, or finally facing reality...?
According to a column in the latest APA magazine, just published hours ago...
[i][size=12]"...polygraph has yet to receive a satisfactory level of acceptance by the forensic science community ...
At least one

Started Aug 19th, 2016 at 1:40am by Dan Mangan
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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...

Started Jul 22nd, 2016 at 7:21pm by George W. Maschke
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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

Started Aug 9th, 2016 at 5:18am by George W. Maschke
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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...

Started Mar 4th, 2009 at 5:25am by George W. Maschke
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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

Started Jul 26th, 2016 at 4:08pm by slipknothollywood
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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...

Started Apr 21st, 2008 at 7:39pm by speed204
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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 ...

Started Jul 24th, 2016 at 7:43pm by George W. Maschke
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FBI Agents Investigating Hillary Clinton's E-mail Server Threatened With Polygraph to Prevent Leaks
Massimo Calabresi, reporting for Time magazine on the FBI's investigation of Hillary Clinton's use of a personal e-mail server to conduct official business, notes that agents working on the case have ...

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Karel Koecher: A Spy Who Beat the CIA Polygraph
The Defense Personnel Security Research Center document, Recent Espionage Cases 1975-1999, includes yet another presumptive case where a double agent beat the CIA polygraph:
[b]1984 - KA...

Started May 4th, 2002 at 11:13am by George W. Maschke
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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...

Started Sep 22nd, 2001 at 9:04am by George W. Maschke
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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 ...

Started Sep 19th, 2015 at 6:15pm by Drew Richardson
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