Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

2,000-Plus Polygraphs Likely at Lab.

Byline: Jennifer McKee Journal Staff Writer

Anti-Spying Program Part of Defense Bill

More than 2,000 Los Alamos National Laboratory employees may have to take lie-detector tests as part of an anti-spying program included in the Defense Authorization Bill signed into law this week.

The program, which expands polygraph tests to as many 20,000 employees throughout the Department of Energy, has sparked criticism from many, including President Clinton, who called the program "unrealistic" and "impractical."

Department of Energy officials haven't tallied the exact number of employees subject to the new polygraph tests, said Douglas Hinckley, program director for the DOE's Counterintelligence Evaluation Board. …

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