National Academy of Sciences
National Academy of Engineering
Institute of Medicine
National Research Council
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October 8, 2002

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The federal government should not rely on polygraph examinations for screening prospective or current employees to identify spies or other national-security risks because the test results are too inaccurate when used this way, says a new report from the National Academies' National Research Council.


Speakers:
Stephen E. Fienberg, Professor of Statistics and Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh and Chair, Committee to Review the Scientific Evidence on the Polygraph.