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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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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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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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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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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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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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Polygraph Place Bulletin Board Private Forum
Note: AntiPolygraph.org has prepared a navigable index to the archive posted here. See:
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Canada Policies on Polygraph Tests
I know that in the states there's a thing called Employee Polygraph Protection Act (EPPA)
The Act does permits polygraph tests to be administered to certain applicants for job with security fi...
I am curious

Started Apr 19th, 2011 at 7:26am by yoyobibi
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Tomorrow (10/4) at 5p.m. on Fox 5 News (New York area) -- "Testing the Polygraph"
I just saw an advertisement for a feature on tomorrow's edition of Fox 5 News (New York area) which puports to "debunk" the polygraph. Fox 5 news is usually pretty sensationalist, but the advertisemen...

Started Oct 4th, 2007 at 3:58am by yorkster
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Arson suspect fails poly
Although the story mentions the failed poly and mentions FBI statements, it doesn't directly say the FBI administered the poly.
I guess one...

Started Dec 18th, 2004 at 10:58am by yatittle
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Curious about the process
If you are going to be in the process of getting a TS/SCI clearance, what is the process order for the background investigation and polygraph? Does one happen before the other, or does the order chang...

Started Sep 28th, 2004 at 2:35am by yatittle
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Does the NRO presently polygraph applicants and employees?
(That's the agency that was so secret during the Cold War that it was a crime to even publish its logo!) Roll Eyes

Started Jan 3rd, 2014 at 5:05am by xenonman
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Russell Taylor/Jared Fogle (the Subway fat man) kiddie porn cases
Russell Taylor, co-defendent of Jared Taylor (the Subway fatso) entered into a sentencing agreement with the DOJ recently.
The agreement requires that, as part of his post-prison "supervised rele...

Started Aug 22nd, 2015 at 2:28pm by xenonman
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DOS Diplomatic Security Service
Does the Diplomatic Security Service at State use the polygraph at all on its staff and/or applicants?
I know that generally the State Dept. does not.

Started Aug 30th, 2015 at 1:13am by xenonman
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Popular "true crime" TV and the polygraph
I'm always concerned whenever I watch episodes of "true crime" programs on television (Investigation Discovery, 48 Hours, Forensic Files, Dateline, etc.) which all too frequently feature cases in whic...

Started Oct 4th, 2015 at 3:02pm by xenonman
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Latest WikiLeaks document "dump" of CIA material
It will be interesting to observe just what measures the CIA will be taking in response to the recent release en masse by WikiLeaks of apparently genuine documents from the Agency, concerning its hack...

Started Mar 9th, 2017 at 6:46am by xenonman
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Has anyone thought about
Has anyone thought about using the Government's own rules and policies against them?  Every Agency and Department has a Fraud, Waste, and Abuse  hot line.  That goes right to the Inspector General of ...

Started Aug 5th, 2006 at 8:16am by wvguy
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Infrared vs Polygraph
Has anyone compared the validity of the results of a poly vs the results of infrared?

Started Feb 3rd, 2004 at 2:10pm by wscook (Guest)
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inncorect results of voice stress test
Could someone please explain this to me?  My husband took a stress test and it showed stress where he was not at all lying.  After looking up some info, I found this...
Subject to restrictions...

Started Dec 18th, 2006 at 4:58am by woodeyelie
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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...

Started Oct 22nd, 2016 at 7:40am by WJK1208
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