Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and Office of Director of National Intelligence (ODNI)Security and Medical Testing Site

CIA and ODNI share the Dulles Discovery Center (DD1 and DD2, they recently completed a new building on-site) in Northern Virginia. CIA’s Applicant Operations Center, polygraph testing center and the Security Center’s Special Activities Staff are located at this site. ODNI staff emailed me this color map from after I received a Conditional Offer of Employment for an intelligence analyst position with the ODNI following my CIA termination. CIA security blocked my ODNI testing when I arrived for my appointment in Summer 2011. CIA has blocked all positions I have tried to obtain since my termination from CIA employment.

My National Security Agency (NSA) Interview Schedule

I interviewed with NSA beginning in the Spring of 2008, following my Iraq deployment. I received a Conditional Offer of Employment (COE) from the NSA in the summer of 2008. My DIA security clearance was of no help in my recruitment process with DIA, because NSA (and CIA) view DIA Security as being inferior. In part, NSA and CIA view DIA’s Security apparatus as inferior because DIA does not have a full-scope polygraph program. NSA and CIA do not play well with each other either, the Security apparatus at both agencies view themselves as superior to the other. NSA thinks its polygraphs are better than CIA and vice versa.

I have my NSA COE somewhere in my files, I will post it when I find it. COE’s are not worth the paper they are written on and are fake job offers, because you don’t get the job unless you pass Security and Medical screening, which takes at least 12 months (on the short end at CIA or NSA) and I’ve heard of people waiting for up to 3 years to be cleared by these agencies. I’m not sure why they bother killing trees issuing these COE’s.

Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) Polygraph Brochure

DIA’s polygraph differs from the polygraph program at the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and National Security Agency (NSA). DIA requires its employees complete a Counterintelligence (CI) Polygraph while CIA and NSA require a more invasive Full-Scope Polygraph.

The attached DIA brochure gives an idea of what a polygraph entails. I do not have any experience with DIA’s polygraph program. I have only been polygraphed by NSA and CIA personnel. Both were unpleasant experiences. Polygraph operators are permitted to ask personal questions and accuse their subjects of crimes without evidence. For example, my NSA polygrapher told me one of his subjects was unable to pass his polygraph, the illegal drug question, until he confessed to him his past hard-core (I can’t remember which drug, it wasn’t marijuana) drug habit. He had attempted to conceal his drug habit but once he confessed to his polygrapher, got this off his chest, he passed. The polygraph experience is invasive and humiliating lacking oversight.

Full-Scope Polygraphs have two parts, the CI and Lifestyle.
CI polygraph includes only questions relevant to CI but I do not have personal experience with CI only polygraphs.
Visit antipolygraph.org for more information on the polygraph. I will post my opinions on how to maintain composure and beat the NSA and CIA polygraphers at their game in a later post. The polygraph is junk science and only works if you believe it works.

My Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) Iraq Deployment Orders

I received my Request and Authorization for TDY Travel of DoD Personnel before my Iraq deployment in November 2007. Central Intelligence Agency Office of Medical Services, Security Center Staffs, and CIA Clandestine Service Trainees Class 26 and Professional Trainees Class 19 questioned whether I indeed deployed to Iraq. In part, questions about my professional background led to my imprisonment by CIA personnel at CIA’s Secret Psychiatric Prison, Dominion Hospital in Falls Church, Virginia and my eventual termination from CIA employment.