Polygraph Interview of Persons Assigned to National Photographic Interpretation Center (U)

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December 9, 2016
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April 28, 2000
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May 24, 1962
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RU ELFDECLASSIFICATI R~IE&AR954~T%W6T 0080002001 1 -o L MINIM" DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY OFFICE OF THE CHIEF OF NAVAL OPERATIONS WASHINGTON 25, D. C. COt4FIDENTIAL Op-921X/bjs Ser 004855P92 4 WiM 1&62 MEMORANDUM FOR DIRECTOR,-- CENTRAL INTELLIGENCE AGENCY : Sub j : Polygraph Interviews of Persons Assigned to National Photographic Interpretation Center (U Ref: (a) DepDir CIA memo of 23 Jan 1962, same subj 1. Reference (a) requested consideration of a proposal that naval personnel assigned to the joint CIA-Navy effort at the NPIC receive a polygraph interview as part of their security clearance processing. 2. Naval personnel assigned to this joint effort are given a thorough background investigation. It has long been the position of Naval Intelligence that such an investigation normally provides sufficient information on which to base a security clearance decision regardless of the sensitivity of the information for which clearance is being sought. Recourse is had to the polygraph only when some elements of the investigation cannot be handled routinely (e.g., to cover a period of an individual's life for which no direct or trustworthy sources can be found) or when a specific allegation or suspicion has arisen- and the polygraph is thought to be a useful aid in resolving such a specific question. Where no such requirements arise, use of the polygraph is not considered warrted and, except in such circu nces, this office does not propose to utilize the poly r h in screening personnel under Navy security clearance r spo isibility. Document No. Review of this document by CIA has determined that CIA has no abjection; to declass It con:ainb information of CIA interest thax must rema'n classified at TS O. Auti~orit . HR 7O? It contain nothing of CIA, interest Oa, Reviewer 7. L. LOt".RLI C . Rear Adiiira1, U'. %ta .. i; v ' a-f va -v-ral Irtc,I~r ~_Q 1)ectcr CONFIDENTIA! Approved For Release 2001/08/08 : CIA-RDP78-04007A000800020011-0