TV News LIES

Tuesday, Jul 26th

Last update05:20:13 AM GMT

You are here News Domestic (USA) After criticism, Obama officials quietly craft new polygraph policy

After criticism, Obama officials quietly craft new polygraph policy

E-mail Print PDF

James ClapperThe Obama administration is drawing up a new national polygraph policy in the wake of allegations that federal agencies are pushing legal and ethical limits during screenings of job applicants and employees.

The decision by National Intelligence Director James Clapper to draft a new policy comes after his office conducted a review of federal polygraph programs and after McClatchy detailed allegations of polygraph abuses. Clapper’s review found “inconsistencies” across the government that led him to order a new policy, but it also found that “all programs were operating appropriately,” Clapper’s public affairs office said in a statement to McClatchy.

But a congressman who’d asked Clapper to look into alleged polygraph abuses said the director was being “dismissive” of a more serious problem with the way the federal government conducts its screenings. In its statement, Clapper’s public affairs office said the inconsistencies “related to administrative practices, rather than the substance of the polygraphs.” The review was completed between July and August.

“This is a non-response,” said Rep. Rush Holt, a New Jersey Democrat. “I’m really concerned that throughout the intelligence community there has been an unwillingness to ask critical questions about polygraph.”

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


Deadly wildfire near Los Angeles spreads to 33,000 acres

Deadly wildfire near LAAbout 100 commercial buildings in the path of the fire were under evacuation orders, fire officials...

Virginia's top court rules against move to restore felons' voting rights

Terry McCauliffeThe Virginia Supreme Court ruled on Friday against Democratic Governor Terry McAuliffe's order restoring voting rights...

Mass Shooting At Club Blu In Fort Meyers, Florida; Two teens killed

shooting for tmeyers- Gunfire erupted at a nightclub hosting a swimsuit-themed party for teens in Florida, leaving two...

Purvi Patel has 20-year sentence for inducing own abortion reduced by Indiana court

Purvi PatelAn Indiana appeals court on Friday threw out the most serious conviction of Purvi Patel, the...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!