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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.

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