June 20, 2012 |
WASHINGTON - As part of his effort to plug leaks, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper is considering a proposal to force intelligence agency employees to answer a direct question in their polygraph examinations about whether they have disclosed information to reporters, according to officials familiar with the matter. Government officials who seek top-secret clearances are subject to an initial polygraph test and periodic renewals, in many cases every five years. Currently, they are asked whether they have ever disclosed classified information to someone not authorized to receive it. But they are not specifically asked about contacts with the news media.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 1, 2010 |
Meg Whitman launched a forceful effort Thursday to regain control of her campaign for governor, pledging to take a lie detector test if necessary to prove that she and her husband were unaware they had employed an illegal immigrant housekeeper for nine years until the woman confessed her status in 2009. "If it comes to that, absolutely," she said at a hastily called news conference in Santa Monica, her husband, Griff Harsh, at her side. "Absolutely, because we were stunned. " But Whitman's lengthy defense was undercut by the second in a dramatic duel of widely broadcast news conferences as the housekeeper's attorney, Gloria Allred, produced a copy of a government letter sent six years before Nicandra Diaz Santillan was fired alerting the couple to potential problems.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 15, 2007 |
Chris Gugas built a career on one simple human foible: the tendency to lie. A polygraph expert, Gugas spent decades ferreting out the truth using a lie detector test. The tests he administered helped confirm the sins of the guilty, and helped free the falsely accused. In the business world, the polygraph steered employers away from job candidates who were likely to embezzle or engage in other misdeeds. Gugas' faith in the test was unshakable. "Polygraph is not perfect; it can never be perfect.
September 14, 2007 |
A judge halted the scheduled Thursday execution of double-murder convict Joseph Lave after the district attorney's office found a polygraph test that the defense had requested for years. The test, administered to a codefendant, reflects on the man's credibility, said Mike Ware, of the conviction integrity unit of the Dallas County district attorney's office. The two previous district attorneys apparently failed to turn it over, Ware said.
August 10, 2007 |
BOGOTA, Colombia -- Have you ever cheated on your spouse? Stolen money from your boss? Do you consider yourself a better person than your mother-in-law? Coming soon to U.S. television is a game show that has taken Colombia by storm. Similar productions are being sped up in Brazil, France and Britain. The concept: Watch people squirm while they're being interrogated.
April 26, 2006 |
Despite the CIA's goal of cracking down on leaks of classified information, the government may forgo criminal charges against a senior agency officer fired last week for disclosing operational secrets, according to current and former intelligence and law enforcement officials.