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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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Mitchell Lynn Bacom, Cleared After Polygraph "Test" in 1980 Kidnaping, Rape, and Murder of 14-Year-Old Suzanne Bombardier, Implicated by DNA Evidence

Mitchell Lynn Bacom

Nate Gartrell of the Bay Area News Group reports that a man charged with the "1980 kidnapping, sexual assault, and st...

Started Jan 23rd, 2018 at 6:23am 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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Happy 65th Birthday to the NSA Polygraph Program!
According to the National Cryptologic Museum Foundation, the NSA mandated pre-employment polygraph screening on 6 December 1952. Considering that the NSA polygraph program is now 65 years old, hasn't ...

Started Dec 6th, 2017 at 10:46am by George W. Maschke
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NSA Polygraph Neither Detected Nor Deterred Nghia Hoang Pho's Security Violations
National Security Agency employee Nghia Hoang Pho, who worked in one of NSA's most sensitive units, Tailored Access Operations, on Friday, 1 December 2017 pleaded guilty to violating the Espionage Act...

Started Dec 2nd, 2017 at 2:41pm by George W. Maschke
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Gossip from the Swamp...
Polygraph haters unite! 
The word in Washington DC is certain billionaires and individuals with swampy backgrounds are on the hunt to put the dagger into the federal polygraph program once and f...

Started Nov 24th, 2017 at 10:12pm by freepress58
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Polygraph Dragnet at NSA in Shadow Brokers Mole Hunt
In 2016, DoD polygraph examiner Brian R. Morris reported that since Edward Snowden's 2013 disclosure of NSA documents to journalists Glenn Greenwald, Laura Poitras, and Ewen MacAskill, the annual n...

Started Nov 13th, 2017 at 4:56am by George W. Maschke
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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?

Started Oct 12th, 2017 at 4:55pm by lupacexi
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The Polygraph and the Case of Dr. Thomas C. Butler
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Dr. Thomas Campbell Butler

On Sunday, 19 October 2003, CBS 60 Minutes aired a segment titled "The Case Against Thomas Butler," a world renowned Texas Tech scientist accused of lying to the FBI about bubonic ...

Started Oct 20th, 2003 at 6:12am by George W. Maschke
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XENONMAN - ban him!!!
Who the fuck is user "xenonman"?! For years this guy has been posting stupid shit on this forum. He will logon and respond to a bunch of now irrelevant  threads that are several years old, as if anyon...

Started Feb 14th, 2017 at 8:42am by guest187 (Guest)
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Only 1 in 4 Applicants Pass the Prince William County Police Pre-Employment Polygraph
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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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Petition to ABOLISH the polygraph COMPLETELY.
If you or someone you know is a victim of not being able to become employed at a job in law enforcement or any other job that uses the polygraph as a part of their pre-employment process due to this u...

Started Oct 8th, 2017 at 7:02am by Classified
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U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions Considering Polygraph Dragnet at National Security Council
Jonathan Swan reports for Axios.com:
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https://www.axios.com/scoop-jeff-sessions-lie-detector-idea-2483756611.html
Attorney General Jeff Sessions has told associates he wants to put the ent...

This is an exceptionally bad idea, a

Started Sep 11th, 2017 at 8:22am 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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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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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...

Started Sep 22nd, 2001 at 9:04am by George W. Maschke
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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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Started Jul 8th, 2017 at 5:39am by George W. Maschke
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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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