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.
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.
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.
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.