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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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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
                       Polygraph Place Bulletin Board Private Forum Archive
Ralph Hilliard, who runs the website PolygraphPlace.com, was compelled to take the site's bulletin board offline owing ...

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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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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NSA Polygraph Neither Detected Nor Deterred Nghia Hoang Pho's Security Violations
National Security Agency employee Nghia Hoang Pho, who worked in one of NSA's most sensitive units, Tailored Access Operations, on Friday, 1 December 2017 pleaded guilty to violating the Espionage Act...

Started Dec 2nd, 2017 at 2:41pm 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:
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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?

Started Oct 19th, 2016 at 4:18pm by Robo12
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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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CBS The Good Wife Polygraph Episode
The plot of tonight's episode of the Emmy-award winning CBS series, The Good Wife, revolves around the appeal of a person who loses their job after failing a polygraph "test." It should be interesting...

Started Nov 8th, 2015 at 4:25pm by George W. Maschke
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Back to the future: APA president Walt Goodson explodes polygraph science myth; says "swagger," "confidence" and "command presence" are the practical keys to examiner success
People, in my most humble personal opinion -- both as a lowly polygraph operator and as a full member in good standing of the American Polygraph Association -- this development is most significant.<br...

Started Oct 23rd, 2015 at 12:40am by Dan Mangan
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NPR on Upcoming Polygraph Trial of Doug Williams
On Friday, 2 January 2015, National Public Radio's All Things Considered" program included a report by Martin Kaste on the upcoming trial of Doug Williams for teaching people how to pass polygraph "te...

Started Jan 3rd, 2015 at 12:31am by George W. Maschke
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A Public Challenge to Fort Bend County, Texas Sheriff's Office Polygraph Examiner Lt. James Fontenot
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Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office Polygraph Examiner James Fontenot

I challenge Lieutenant James Fontenot, a polygraph examiner with the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office to prove his claim that "that stuff ...

Started Nov 6th, 2014 at 1:03pm by George W. Maschke
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