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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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How much polygraph information do agencies from different states share with each other?
I took a polygraph 3-4 years ago at a department on the East coast, and am going through the process with a department on the West coast. During my polygraph a few years back, I essentially ended up c...

Started Feb 5th, 2016 at 10:45pm by g67hjiokhh (Guest)
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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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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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Mental and/or Physical health issues caused by Polygraphs
I recently was asked to take a polygraph examination to clear my name, and did just that.  However after passing the exam I am now experiencing depression, anticipation and extreme anxity over everyth...

Started May 12th, 2007 at 10:55pm by whatthe
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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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Poll: Polygraph Operator Ronald P. Bae Indicted for Felony Sexual Abuse

Ronald P. Bae

Polygraph operator and criminal justice professor Ronald Phillip Bae of Cottonwood, Alabama has been indicted by a grand jury on a felony charge of sexual abuse. Bae is a member of the Georgia ...

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Marcus Klingberg: Soviet Spy in Israel Beat Multiple Polygraph Tests

Marcus Klingberg

In a November 2000 letter to Steven Aftergood of the Federation of American Scientists, polygraph-beating spy Aldrich H. Ames observed, "The US is, so far as I know, the only nation which pl...

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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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Bloomberg Business Article on Doug Williams
Bloomberg Business has published an in-depth profile of polygraph critic Doug Williams by investigative reporter Drake Bennett. I'm honored to be among those interviewed for the article:

Started Aug 4th, 2015 at 5:15pm by George W. Maschke
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CBS The Good Wife Polygraph Episode
The plot of tonight's episode of the Emmy-award winning CBS series, The Good Wife, revolves around the appeal of a person who loses their job after failing a polygraph "test." It should be interesting...

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Back to the future: APA president Walt Goodson explodes polygraph science myth; says "swagger," "confidence" and "command presence" are the practical keys to examiner success
People, in my most humble personal opinion -- both as a lowly polygraph operator and as a full member in good standing of the American Polygraph Association -- this development is most significant.<br...

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CIA Polygrapher Mark Swanner Implicated in Killing

Manadel al-Jamadi, killed in CIA custody at Abu Ghraib prison

CIA polygraph operator Mark Swanner has been implicated in the torture and killing of prisoner Manadel al-Jamadi (من[ch...

Started Nov 7th, 2005 at 1:18pm by George W. Maschke
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Current status of ex-NRO polygraphers Mark Phillips and Chuck Hinshaw?
Does anyone know the current status of these two individuals?  I actually feel sympathy for them.  They tried to right what they perceived were wrongs.
In a previous posting, quickfix pointed out...

Started Oct 13th, 2015 at 11:19pm by Evan S
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Spanish Polygrapher Sues Leading Polygraph Critic
Spain's most prominent polygraph operator, Josť Antonio FernŠndez de Landa Roca, who appears on a television show called "La hora de la Verdad" (The Hour of Truth), has filed a defamation lawsuit agai...

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