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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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Polygraph Place Bulletin Board Private Forum
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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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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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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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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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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.

Started Nov 14th, 2014 at 9:44pm by George W. Maschke
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By: George W. Maschke
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DIA's Insider Threat Program

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Drew Richardson Never an Actual FBI Polygraph Examiner?
Hi Anti and Pro folks alike. This is a document/Affidavit which is public domain that swears before a judge that Antipolygraph's own Drew Richardson is a phony FBI Polygraph Examiner. Interestingly, M...

Started Sep 25th, 2007 at 4:00pm by Paradiddle
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Latest Study Indicates "Lie Behind the Lie Detector" Hurts Innocent, Doesn't Help Guilty
Information does not affect the validity of a comparison question test
Authors: Honts, Charles R.1; Alloway, Wendy R.1
Source: Legal and Criminological Psychology, Volume 12, Number 2, S...


Started Oct 15th, 2007 at 6:40pm by skip.webb
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Polygraph Operator William McCallister Arrested for Sexual Assault
Update: In a plea agreement dated 12 September 2014, Polk County, Florida prosecutors dropped all sexual assault and possession of child pornography charges against against William McCallister, who ha...

Started Dec 16th, 2011 at 6:16am by George W. Maschke
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Is It a Crime to Provide or Receive Polygraph Countermeasure Training?
As mentioned on the blog, it appears at least one federal agency may think so. A report (5.4 mb PDF) by the U.S. Customs and Border Protection polygraph unit on substantive admissions obtained opens w...

Started Apr 4th, 2013 at 8:28pm by George W. Maschke
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NAS Polygraph Report
This message thread is for discussion of the National Academy of Sciences polygraph report and press conference, which took place at 11:00 A.M. Eastern. A recording of the conference is available at t...

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Aren't you being a little dishonest here?
Mr Maschke,
On your home page, you make the statement:
"Did you know it takes less training to give lie detector "tests" than it does to give haircuts? The longest polygraph school (run by t...

Started Aug 19th, 2005 at 1:22am by nonombre
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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...

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Philly polygraphers let one squeak through
Ex- Mounted Police boss sold horses, kept cash
When their owners donated Nestor and Swannee to the Philadelphia Police Department, they thought the horses would become proud members of the eli...

Started Oct 11th, 2002 at 3:15pm by beech trees
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Insurance Claims
Kind of new to this but need a liitle help!!!
My truck was vandilized and burned,  now my Insurance Company has asked me to take a Poly test,  but I really do not trust the tests.
Do i have ...

Started Mar 17th, 2009 at 3:21am by Pugs423
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A Polygraph Failure
On 19 October 2002, the Albuquerque Journal featured an opinion article by Sandia National Laboratories senior scientist Alan P. Zelicoff titled, "A Polygraph Failure."
In this article, Dr. Zelic...

Started Oct 26th, 2002 at 3:29pm by George W. Maschke
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A word or two from the "other side"
After repeatedly visiting this site over the last year or so, I finally decided to put in my two cents.  You will obviously infer that I am one of practitioners of polygraph, so often labeled as evil ...

Started Jul 15th, 2002 at 1:50pm by Public Servant
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