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Polygraph & Voice Stress Tests Relied On at Gitmo
Aug 6th, 2004 at 11:51am
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A 115-page report by former Guantanamo detainees Shafiq Rasul, Asif Iqbal and Rhuhel Ahmed documenting torture and other abuses by U.S. forces also describes the administration of both polygraph and voice stress analysis "tests" at Camp X-Ray. To the best of my recollection, this is the first documentation I have found of the federal government relying on voice stress analysis.

A synopsis of the report, titled "Composite statement: Detention in Afghanistan and Guantanamo Bay," is available from the Center for Constitutional Rights here:

http://www.ccr-ny.org/v2/reports/report.asp?ObjID=4bUT8M23lk&Content=424

The report itself is available as a word-searchable PDF file here:

http://www.ccr-ny.org/v2/reports/docs/Gitmo-compositestatementFINAL23july04.pdf

Voice stress tests, which one of the former detainees was told are "better than a polygraph," are mentioned at paragraphs 209 and 235.

Polygraphs are mentioned at paragraphs 174-179, 194, 209, 216, 241, and 306.
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Reply #1 - Dec 2nd, 2004 at 10:02am
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A recent television news report mentions that the Special Forces are using Computerized Voice Analyzers (CVSA) to interrogate suspected terrorists in Iraq and Afghanistan. Yet the device's manufacturer admits that CVSA is not capable of lie detection. See:

http://antipolygraph.org/news.shtml#wbns-01-12-04
  

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Federal Use of CVSA Confirmed
Reply #2 - Dec 2nd, 2004 at 10:18am
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The following page from the website of the National Institute of Truth Verification, which markets the Computer Voice Stress Analyzer (CVSA), confirms that the federal government is relying on this quack device (which the manufacturer has reportedly admitted in court is incapable of lie detection) for intelligence purposes:

http://www.cvsa1.com/nfs1.php

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NITV Federal Services

Welcome to NITV Federal Services

Mission

To meet the worldwide truth verification needs of US Federal Government departments, agencies, and the military by providing best-of-class truth verification services, equipment and training.

To Date

GTMO, Iraq (DIA), US Army Counterintelligence, US Marine Corps Counterintelligence/HUMINT, US Army Special Operations, integrated into the US Army Biometrics Automated Toolset (BAT) system.

Since August, 2003, we have trained nearly 100 CVSA Examiners for DoD elements, and provided more than 60 CVSA systems which are being employed by various DoD elements in the Global War On Terrorism. After being deployed into areas of conflict, the CVSA proved itself to be a combat multiplier, enhanced force protection, and was able to validate time-sensitive intelligence on the battlefield.


Services
  • Worldwide-deployable experienced CVSA Examiners with Secret/Top Secret Clearances to conduct examinations/interrogations or provide mentorship to newly trained CVSA Examiners.
  • Program Management and technical expertise to large-scale CVSA programs and projects.
  • Customized Federal and Military CVSA training to meet specific operational requirements.
  • Customized CVSA equipment to meet operational requirements.
  • Provide expert advice and assistance, to effectively and efficiently employ the CVSA to conduct large-scale truth verification operations, such as screening and vetting local nationals or others who will occupy sensitive positions.


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A Google search turned up the on-line resume of a chief warrant officer in the Army National Guard who worked in his civilian capacity for Lockheed Martin at Guantanamo from December 2002 to April 2004. Under this section of the resume, the last item details his training as a CVSA operator:

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December 2002 to April 2004
Senior Site Representative, Lockheed Martin, JTF-GTMO, Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, Cuba
· Served as Tiger Team Project Lead and Senior Site Representative, Lockheed Martin (previously ACS Defense) at JTF-GTMO, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom; responsible for administrative oversight and control for 51 civilian All-Source Intelligence Analysts and Interrogator/Debriefer contractor personnel working with DoD Interrogation and Analysis Elements.
· Responsible for performance of company projects at Guantanamo Bay Naval Base, Cuba, including interrogation activities, intelligence report preparation and intelligence analysis production.
· Responsible for subordinate employee training, performance assessments, recognition and disciplinary actions.
· Responsible for accountability of contractor personnel, coordination of shifts and work schedules, employee counseling, and interaction with military customer on behalf of individual personnel and Lockheed Martin.
· Worked and coordinated with customer (DoD), Department of Homeland Security, and other US Intelligence Services to resolve contract and “outside the contract” issues. Act as primary customer contact for program activities, leading program review sessions with customer to discuss schedules, work assignments, and technical performance.
· Conducted over 100 separate interrogations of detainees at JTF-GTMO, producing reports and memoranda for use by national intelligence agencies.
· Selected to attend Computer Voice Stress Analysis (CVSA) (National Institute for Truth Verification) training; conducted over 30 CVSA examinations of detainees at JTF-GTMO and provided results to contractor and customer personnel to target and focus interrogation efforts. Developed and wrote Standard Operating Procedures for use by other CVSA-trained personnel.
  

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