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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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Started Jun 6th, 2013 at 10:40am by Ex-Examiner (Guest)
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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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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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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
1 4704 Last Post Jul 30th, 2015 at 5:23am
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
4 5933 Last Post Jun 17th, 2015 at 3:42pm
By: xenonman
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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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By: xenonman
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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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Indiana Police Departments Hiring Req's- Capitol Police and Metro
I am the son/brother/cousin of Indiana LEO's, and as a result am sort of required to go through the academy and join a dept.
I am interested in finding out any information about Indiana police de...

Started Nov 27th, 2010 at 8:16am by 10-6backinbusiness
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Dept. of Homeland Security Polygraph Policy
Where can I find information on the pre-employment polygraph policy for the Dept. of Homeland security?  Do they use CI/ Full Scope or none at all?

Started Feb 26th, 2009 at 5:10pm by 890237 (Guest)
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By: George W. Maschke
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Clearance Process
Do these processes seem right for the different security clearances?  Found this on two different sites.
For CONFIDENTIAL and SECRET clearances:
-  A National Agency Check (NAC)-A computer...

Started Aug 25th, 2004 at 1:50am by abcd1234
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By: dimas
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Background Question
I posted some questions before and NSAreject was nice enough to answer them (Thank You).  The person did say in their response
[i]"The DoD secret/top secret
clearances do not require a po...[/i]

My question is

Started Aug 24th, 2004 at 2:49pm by abcd1234
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I want to work for a federal contractor and have a few questions:
      What federal agencies require a lifestyle polygraph to work on their projects?  I was told it was just CIA and NSA, and th...

Started Aug 23rd, 2004 at 10:08pm by abcd1234
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By: NSAreject
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DEA Special Agent Shawn Hacking Banned
The poster LieBabyCryBaby has been banned. The decision to ban him from these forums comes after numerous violations of AntiPolygraph.org's posting policy. In his own words: "I come around every now a...

Started May 14th, 2009 at 4:27am by Administrator
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By: George W. Maschke
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Edward B. Van Arsdale Banned
Registered user Ed Earl has been banned for violation of AntiPolygraph.org's posting policy. This is his second banning: in November 2008 he was banned under the screen name SanchoPanza after repeated...

Started Mar 21st, 2009 at 8:45pm by Administrator
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Insider Report of the March 23/24 CAPE Conference
AntiPolygraph.org has received the following anonmyous communication. Hyperlinks and information in brackets supplied:
An 'insider' report of the March 23/24 2007 CAPE
(California Associa...) conference

Started Mar 27th, 2007 at 1:49am by Administrator
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By: Lloyd Ploense - Ex Member
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LAPD Polygraph Unit Chief Roy Ortiz Demoted?
[i]AntiPolygraph.org has received the following anonymous report, which has not been independently corroborated, regarding LAPD polygraph unit chief and American Polygraph Association [url=http://www....|/i]
LAPD's Polygraph Supervisor Roy Ortiz demoted
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Started Jun 17th, 2007 at 8:21am by Administrator
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[m]: leave of absence and re-poly
This Intelligence Agency Applications, Hiring, and Employment [move by] Administrator.
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Complaint Against Polygrapher Joseph Paolella
AntiPolygraph.org has received the following note through an anonymous remailer:
No wonder polygraph tests are often faulty: students attending Joseph Paolella's 'American Academy of Forensic Sci...

Started May 3rd, 2005 at 8:26am by Administrator
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LAPD Polygraph Cover-up?
AntiPolygraph.org has recevied the following note through an anonymous remailer:
My sibling works at LAPD Polygraph. We always talk about our jobs and the difficulties we face. There has been sev...

Started Apr 14th, 2004 at 10:04pm by Administrator
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By: George W. Maschke
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Does Detroit P.D. Polygraph?
A question was posted to this forum by "matt c." asking whether the Detroit Police Department requires a pre-employment polygraph examination as a hiring requirement. The file created for this post so...

Started Jan 7th, 2004 at 4:04am by Administrator
1 3660 Last Post Jan 7th, 2004 at 7:13am
By: George W. Maschke
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