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In addition to having his name appear in the title, the work of Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper Jr. is mentioned prominently throughout Bob McCarty’s second nonfiction book, The Clapper Memo (May 2013). It is available for purchase in ebook and paperback at Amazon.com.

What Makes Polygraph Contracts So Sensitive, So Secretive?

A Freedom of Information Act request I filed with the Defense Intelligence Agency July 16, 2012, went largely unfulfilled for almost two years before I finally dropped it after deciding a legal battle against Uncle Sam would prove too costly.  To this day, I still wonder what it is that makes polygraph contracts so sensitive and so secretive.

The image above is from a letter I received from DIA early in my FOIA process.

The image above is from a letter I received from DIA early in my FOIA process.

In my FOIA request, I sought copies of the following unclassified documents:

“…copies of any and all initial and follow-up contracts (i.e., solicitations, contracts, statements of work and task orders) related to the Portable Credibility Assessment Screening System (PCASS) or Preliminary Credibility Assessment Screening System (PCASS) that have been awarded by any Department of Defense Agency to Lafayette Instrument Company of Lafayette, Indiana, and any other contractors, academic institutions, laboratories and subcontractors from January 1, 2000, to present.”

In response, however, I received only a handful of pages, far short of the hundreds — or, possibly, thousands — the request should have generated. As a result, I came to the conclusion that there was something DIA officials — and their top boss, Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper Jr. — didn’t want me to see. I suspect it is something that will buttress many of the never-before-published details that appear inside my second nonfiction book, The Clapper Memo — something that will make top DoD and Intelligence Community officials look bad.

Based on the findings of my exhaustive four-year investigation into the federal government’s use of credibility assessment technologies, including the polygraph, The Clapper Memo has received high praise from several individuals who appreciate its implications; among them, a retired Navy SEALs training program commander who described the scandal I share in my second nonfiction book as “an unconscionable cover-up.”

To learn more about The Clapper Memo and read some of the other endorsements it has received, click here. To order a copy of the book, click here.

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Tool Exists to Expose Lying Politicians

“What did they know?” and “When did they know it?” are two questions frequently directed at American politicians associated with wrongheaded actions or programs run amok. In response to those questions, politicians seem to lie more frequently than they tell the truth. Is there a way to stop them? In short, the answer is “Yes.” As I told Denver talk radio host Ken Clark at Freedom 560 Thursday, a tool exists to expose politicians who lie, and it’s not the polygraph. Unfortunately, some powerful people seem committed to preventing it from being used by federal government agencies.

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In much the same way as lying is not limited by party affiliation, investigators trying to learn the truth about someone’s activities through credibility-assessment testing are not limited to using the polygraph. In my second nonfiction book, The Clapper Memo, I share the findings of my exhaustive four-year investigation into the federal government’s use of credibility assessment technologies, including both polygraph and its chief non-polygraph challenger.

Order a copy, read it, and I think you’ll agree with that a credibility assessment tool exists to expose politicians who lie, and it’s not the polygraph. bBeyond that, you’ll come to understand why politicians and bureaucrats — Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper Jr. comes to mind — in Washington, D.C., working in concert with polygraph loyalists, do not want to see any non-polygraph technologies used in the nation’s capitol.

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