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Committee to Review the Scientific Evidence on the Polygraph
Meeting of January 25-27, 2001
National Academy of Sciences
2101 Constitution Avenue, N.W.
Room 250
Washington DC



January 25, 2001

6:30 pm     Working Dinner, La Chaumiere, 2813 M Street, N.W.

January 26, 2001

8:00 am     Continental breakfast in meeting room

8:30 am     Open session
                      Introduction to the NRC                   Torrey
                      Welcome to the committee                   Fienberg
                      Introductions of committee members (TAB 1)
                      Charge to the committee (TAB 2)
                      --Gen. John A. Gordon, National Nuclear Security Administration, U.S.
                      Department of Energy
                      --Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-NM)
                      --Peter Lyons, office of Sen. Pete Domenici (R-NM)

10:30 am   Break

10:45 am   Uses of the polygraph in the federal government:
                      employment and security contexts (TAB 3)
                        purposes for use of polygraph in the federal government
                        how polygraphs are administered for these purposes
                        how polygraph data are used
                      --Brief presentations:
                      Andy Ryan, Chief of Research, Department of Defense Polygraph Institute
                      Dave Renzelman, Director, Polygraph Program, U.S. Department of Energy
                      Joseph Mahaley, Director of Security Affairs, U.S. Department of Energy
                      Alan P. Zelicoff, Center for National Security and Arms Control, Sandia
                      National Laboratory

12:30 pm   Lunch

1:30 pm     The scientific controversy over the validity of polygraph testing (TABS 4,5)
                                                                                                                                    Fienberg, Ekman

3:00 pm     Break

3:15 pm     Closed session
                      Discussion of conflicts of interest and sources of bias                      Grohman

5:00 pm     Adjourn


January 27, 2001

8:00 am     Continental breakfast in meeting room

8:30 am     Open session
                      Discussion of topics for consideration by the panel: Psychophysiological issues
                      --Psychophysiology of emotion and deception                      (TAB 6)
                                                                                        Davidson, Grambsch
                      --Social factors affecting psychophysiological response (TAB 7)

10:00 am   Break

10:15 am   Discussion of topics for consideration by the panel: Data analysis and inference
                      --Extracting signal from noise in polygraph data (TAB 8)                      Laskey, Imrey
                      --Inferring psychological significance from physiological signals (TAB 9)
                      --Validity/accuracy and predictive value (TAB 10)                                            Swets

12:00 pm   Lunch

1:00 pm     Discussion of topics for consideration by the panel: Other topics
                      --Alternative indicators of deception (TAB 11)                      Ekman, Raichle, Grambsch
                      --Policy and legal issues (TAB 12)                                            Faigman

3:00 pm     Planning the study
                      Schedule of work and meetings (TAB 13)
                      Needs for commissioned work for the study
                      Early consideration of dissemination needs

4:30 pm     Adjourn Home Page > NAS Polygraph Review