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This forum is for non-polygraph related discussion of the CIA, NSA, NRO, DIA, DHS, NIMA and other US intelligence agencies. What internship and/or student programs are available? What is the testing, interview, and background investigation process like? Security clearance questions, etc.
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Would homosexuality be a "relevant" question?
McCarthyism brought about a heaping dose of homophobia, what with labeling homosexuality as a security threat because blaaaaackmaaaiiil and such. While I would like to think that the state of affairs ...

Started Apr 26th, 2018 at 7:51am by ABCDEFGHIJKLGBT (Guest)
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By: George W. Maschke
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Will this have negative impact on application?
I have finished my degree in computer science with a specialization in telecommunications engineering, and I wish to join an intelligence agency and do computer work. However... I did a somehow negati...

Started Oct 13th, 2016 at 12:49am by Daniel 724 (Guest)
1 1734 Last Post Dec 12th, 2016 at 4:15am
By: xenonman
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why would my COE be rescinded?
My COE was rescinded and I don't really understand why. I'm young, have an advanced degree, speak two US critical languages, and have no criminal history, and don't really have any red flags in my SF8...

Started Aug 19th, 2014 at 3:24am by raven2687
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By: past IC applicant booted (Guest)
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Why Shouldn't I Work for the NSA?

Started Jun 8th, 2013 at 3:09pm by George W. Maschke
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Why is this taking so long?!
I recieved an invitation for an interview from the cia weeks ago, and the deadline is approaching but I've gotten no follow-up despite repeated e-mails asking for clarification.  should I start callin...

Started Nov 12th, 2010 at 3:42pm by Hopeful55
1 1749 Last Post Nov 22nd, 2010 at 12:16am
By: Harry (Guest)
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When to apply to CIA
I am a promising engineering student at a well known university, and there is nothing I want to do more than work for the CIA. I will be graduating with a bachelors in May of 2006, and given the lengt...

Started Apr 1st, 2005 at 3:00am by littleone
1 2406 Last Post Apr 2nd, 2005 at 6:26pm
By: nina
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When to Apply to CIA
Hey all -
I'm currently in grad school getting a tech degree, already have the bachelors.  I've been thinking of trying to get into the CIA's PTP, but I'm not sure when to apply.  I'm not sure if...

Started Apr 27th, 2009 at 7:43pm by ellyr
1 2605 Last Post Apr 27th, 2009 at 10:20pm
By: smfischer4
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What should I tell friends and family?
So, I may have found my calling in life.  I recently discovered the world of intelligence analysis and I enjoy it so much it's kind of intoxicating.
But there's a major hitch...
What am I su...

Started May 14th, 2009 at 8:36pm by thisisnotmyname
4 4462 Last Post May 16th, 2009 at 8:18pm
By: Twoblock
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what questions are asked of references & emplo
Hi all. So I survived the polygraph (barely). For the obvious reasons, I don't want to draw attention to that or be congratulated or anything - I'm just moving right onto the background check.

Started Apr 15th, 2006 at 5:10pm by collider
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what is the CIA cutoff
I know the CIA is pretty flexable with past drug use, so long as it is a year before and infrequent. But I was wondering if anyone could offer their knowledge/ experince on specifics. It is just in m...

Started Jul 13th, 2004 at 3:39am by anononon (Guest)
2 4274 Last Post Oct 3rd, 2004 at 10:23am
By: George W. Maschke
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What happens if I fail/don't pass an NSA background check?
So right now I'm debating whether or not to send in my paperwork for an entry level position with the NSA. If I send in this paper work and they nail me on some stuff in my past, either in the backgro...

Started Dec 30th, 2012 at 8:41pm by CapTAINKirk
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By: New Year's Eve (Guest)
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What does failure mean for me?
I recently failed a FBI polygraph exam. My question is will this prevent me from attaining other jobs within the intelligence community? Am I, essentially, black listed for life or is their hope?<br /...

Started Jun 1st, 2010 at 5:15am by Castor
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By: Castor
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What are my odds? / Lifestyle Question
I've been considering applying to the 3 letter agencies and just curious of what you all think my chances are.
Basically I'm not sure if I'm CIA/NSA material because I've lived a pret...

Started Jan 14th, 2011 at 5:51pm by HotPockets (Guest)
1 2647 Last Post Mar 17th, 2011 at 5:26am
By: mr.person (Guest)
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Watch Thy Neighbor
James Bamford's recent Foreign Policy article, "Watch Thy Neighbor: To Prevent Whistleblowing, U.S. Intelligence Agencies Are Instructing Staff to Spy on Their Colleagues" will be of interest to AntiP...

Started Mar 27th, 2016 at 11:20am by George W. Maschke
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If you are contemplating the use of countermeasures on Monday, don't.
We will be watching.

Started Jul 9th, 2005 at 1:42pm by PG-Govt
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By: Sergeant1107
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want to work for the cia!
hey guys i am new on the site...i am freshmen in majoring in political science an minor in i do understand urdu..speak hindi. do you guys think this will look good on my applic...

Started Sep 15th, 2010 at 6:34pm by royal2005
2 2127 Last Post Sep 20th, 2010 at 6:07pm
By: royal2005
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Waiting for a Call
Looking for some guidance here -  Had my interview with DI managment in late October,,,was told I would hear in 2-3 weeks.  Nothing yet, nor any response to an email to the "Recruitment Center" regard...

Started Nov 22nd, 2005 at 6:38pm by Persil_White
1 2010 Last Post Nov 22nd, 2005 at 10:21pm
By: longtimelistener
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Visited a Prostitute
I will be taking the NSA polygraph test. I am married. During a difficult time recently, I visited a prostitute. How is that viewed by the NSA and is that part of the polygraph test.

Started Sep 14th, 2010 at 12:07am by War Eagle
1 2314 Last Post Sep 14th, 2010 at 3:14am
By: theydeceivedme1
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Upcoming polygraph
Hi -
I have a polygraph coming up.  I haven't done anything I haven't admitted to in the paperwork and really nothing newsworthy.  I figure that as long as I'm totally honest, I've got nothing t...

Started Nov 6th, 2004 at 8:40am by Ruckover
3 3081 Last Post Nov 11th, 2004 at 2:15am
By: AngryinNY
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Unusual museum
Did anyone happen to catch on C-Span 2 recently the brief spot on what's probably the only museum that no one can ever visit, except digitally?  That's the bizarre museum at CIA HQ in Langley.

Started Jul 21st, 2014 at 4:54pm by xenonman
0 1367 Last Post Jul 21st, 2014 at 4:54pm
By: xenonman
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