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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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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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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:
https://antipolygraph.org/blog/2015/...

Started Apr 19th, 2015 at 9:35am by George W. Maschke
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Cleve Backster, CIA Polygraphs, and Psychic Plants
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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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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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Polygraph Place Bulletin Board Private Forum
Note: AntiPolygraph.org has prepared a navigable index to the archive posted here. See:
https://antipolygraph.org/articles/article-055.shtml
--AntiPolygraph.org Administrator

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Started Jun 6th, 2013 at 10:40am by Ex-Examiner (Guest)
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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 Opertors Dan Ribacoff and Daughter Lisa Ribacoff Face Serious Legal Jeopardy
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Daniel D. Ribacoff and daughter Lisa J. Ribacoff

As reported on the blog, litigation has recently been filed against polygraph operator Daniel Ribacoff, his daughter Lisa Ribacoff, who currently serves as a director of the American Polygraph Association, his wife Ba...

Started Dec 24th, 2020 at 9:24am by George W. Maschke
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President Trump “has repeatedly mused about administering lie detector tests to White House officials.”
Until yesterday, I hadn’t seen any reporting that would indicate what President Trump’s views regarding polygraph policy might be. Now, based on interviews with four former administration officials, D...

Started Oct 9th, 2019 at 8:57am by George W. Maschke
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Allegedly Demanded Polygraphs While CIA Director
NBC News Chief Foreign Correspondent Richard Engel yesterday posted the following on Twitter (emphasis added):
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I cannot recall any previous

Started Oct 2nd, 2019 at 8:13am by George W. Maschke
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Portland Police Bureau Polygraph Policy
Does anyone know what the Portland Police Bureau's policy is regarding failed polygraphs at other agencies? I know Oregon has prohibited the use of polygraphs for law enforcement pre employment screen...

Started Nov 10th, 2018 at 7:51pm by truelies123
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state laws re: polygraph
Hi, all.
Does anyone know where I can find a list of states and their respective laws (statutes and case law) re: the status of the polygraph in criminal investigations and trials? I believe the ...

Started Sep 1st, 2018 at 3:54pm by dollsey74
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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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U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions Considering Polygraph Dragnet at National Security Council
Jonathan Swan reports for Axios.com:
Quote:
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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Pennsylvania State Police Commissioner Scraps Polygraph Screening
Applicants for the Pennsylvania State Police will no longer be required to submit to polygraph screening:
https://antipolygraph.org/blog/2017/01/12/pennsylvania-state-police-commissioner....

Started Jan 12th, 2017 at 10:09pm by George W. Maschke
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Question about Polygraph and JTTF
If you are striving to join the JTTF as an ICE or DHS agent are you subject to a poly as well?

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John J. Furedy, RIP
I am saddened to report that retired University of Toronto professor of psychology and prominent polygraph critic John J. Furedy died on 24 August 2016 after a long illness.
News of John's death ...

Started Sep 3rd, 2016 at 9:38am by George W. Maschke
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Is the American Polygraph Association deceiving itself, or finally facing reality...?
According to a column in the latest APA magazine, just published hours ago...
[i][size=12]"...polygraph has yet to receive a satisfactory level of acceptance by the forensic science community ...
Wow.
At least one

Started Aug 19th, 2016 at 1:40am by Dan Mangan
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Federal Air Marshal Service Now Requires Pre-Employment Polygraph
It has recently come to my attention that the Federal Air Marshal Service (FAMS), which falls under the Transportation Security Administration, has begun requiring applicants to pass a pre-employment ...

Started Jul 24th, 2016 at 7:43pm by George W. Maschke
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DoD Polygraphs Tripled Post-Edward Snowden
As reported on the blog, in a recent presentation to a group of law students, a polygraph operator for the U.S. Department of Defense (likely NSA) stated that post-Edward Snowden, the number of polygr...

Started May 22nd, 2016 at 1:16pm by George W. Maschke
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