02 Aug '12, 4pm

Pentagon use of polygraph tests more than doubles over past decade via @saftergood

Pentagon Use of Polygraph Tests Rises Sharply August 2nd, 2012 by Steven Aftergood The number of polygraph examinations performed by the Department of Defense more than doubled over the past decade to over 43,000 tests in a one-year period, according to a study performed last year for the Under Secretary of Defense (Intelligence). The large majority of the tests were for pre-employment or periodic reinvestigation employee screening purposes. The remainder were conducted in the course of criminal or other investigations. Most employee screening polygraph exams are uneventful, yielding “no significant response” to predetermined questions. But a fraction of them produce a “significant response” which prompts the examiner to ask the subject for an explanation. Placed in such a circumstance, many people will volunteer derogatory information about themselves. In 2010-11, the DoD...

Full article: http://www.fas.org/blog/secrecy/2012/08/pentagon_polygrap...

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