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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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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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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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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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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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NCCA Polygraph Countermeasure Files
In September, we mentioned that "(t)his fall, AntiPolygraph.org will be publishing National Center for Credibility Assessment (NCCA) documentation on polygraph countermeasures that has been made avail...

Started Dec 3rd, 2017 at 7:42pm by George W. Maschke
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Polygraph Place Bulletin Board Private Forum
Note: AntiPolygraph.org has prepared a navigable index to the archive posted here. See:
--AntiPolygraph.org Administrator


Started Jun 6th, 2013 at 10:40am by Ex-Examiner (Guest)
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Ex-CIA Boss Woolsey Calls for Polygraph Cutback
In a letter to Commentary magazine, former Director of Central Intelligence R. James Woolsey calls for the CIA to "radically curtail" use of the polygraph. Commenting on an article by Gabriel Schoenfe...

Started Jun 29th, 2005 at 10:37am by George W. Maschke
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Polygraph/SF-86 a matter of public record?
I have a question - is it true that your answers to the SF-86 and the polygrapher's report become a matter of public record? I'm thinking federal law enforcement, not intel like CIA
For example, ...

Started May 12th, 2008 at 2:43pm by neko6
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$1.75 mil DoD Polygraph Research Grant to BSU?
RuralNorthwest.com, in a 29 September 2005 article titled "Idaho Defense Projects Cleared by Committee," reports that among other things that the Senate Appropriations Committee has approved a $1.75 m...

Started Sep 30th, 2005 at 1:43pm by George W. Maschke
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$10,000 Polygraph Wager
Jim Murray, a poster on the Texas Fishing Forum message board, reports that "[a]n individual...has agreed to put up $10,000 against $5000, for anybody that can 'beat the box' on a polygraph administer...

Started Jun 25th, 2003 at 6:09am by George W. Maschke
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$210k DOJ Grant for Polygraph Reliability Study
Mark Karpf reports for the Daily Nebraskan:

Only four years ago, the Department of Energy spent roughly four times as much as the Department of Justice is now spending to fund a research revie

Started Oct 1st, 2005 at 2:35pm by George W. Maschke
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"American Polygraph Association Board of Directors Meeting Calls Rape Theft of Nookie"
A video criticizing the American Polygraph Association and featuring a portion of an APA mock trial in which a speaker jokingly refers to rape as "theft of nookie" has been posted to YouTube:

Started Apr 8th, 2013 at 1:32pm by George W. Maschke
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"Balloon Boy" Dad Richard Heene and the Polygraph
In a televised press conference (ongoing as I write), Larimer County, Colorado sheriff Jim Alderden today spoke of a plan to lure Richard Heene, father of "Balloon Boy" Falcon Heene, into taking a lie...

Started Oct 18th, 2009 at 5:52pm by George W. Maschke
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"certified authority"
I recently took a test for an entry level Federal LE position.
A part of the test consisted of reading passages and then answering questions based on the material.  -Pretty standard stuff.

Started Jun 21st, 2003 at 6:26am by suethem
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"False Positives"
It's truly amazing how many "truthful" people frequent this website.  And just as amazing how many of them show up as deceptive on their polygraph examinations.  Sounds like you've found your niche Ma...

Started Oct 9th, 2005 at 4:40am by Eastwood
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"Lie Detector" TV Show w/Rolonda Watts & Ed Gelb
On Tuesday, 8 March 2005, the Paxson Communications Corporation's PAX TV network will premiere "Lie Detector," hosted by Rolonda Watts and featuring celebrity polygraph operator "Dr." Ed Gelb, who wil...

Started Feb 24th, 2005 at 7:37pm by George W. Maschke
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"Lie-detector test is an archaic disgrace&quo
Navy Times of February 10, 2003
Keith Taylor krtaylorxyz@aol.com
Lie-detector test is an archaic disgrace
The writer is retired after 23 years as a Navy enlisted man and officer in the ...

Started Apr 25th, 2003 at 2:44am by PROAc
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"Police go hi-tech...."
"Polygraphs current(ly) being used record people's breath, sweat and pulse rates, but the new machine will be able to count the number of heartbeats, they said."
A new scoring technique? "Mr. Smi...

Started Mar 30th, 2003 at 2:40pm by orolan
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"Possible" polygraph test for Border Pat
While looking over the requirements for being hired as a Border Patrol agent, I noticed, along with all the standard background check procedures, the phrase "possible polygraph test."  Does anyone hav...

Started Nov 23rd, 2005 at 4:23pm by SonOfLiberty
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