Dear Pinky and Doc,
There is, allegedly, a new "random" probe being prepared for LANL workers, in addition to drug tests and "lie-detector" tests, namely, the Random Proctological Exam (RaPE, which has been humorously labeled the "Bechtel rectal," though how this differs from the continual daily probe by our Corporate managers, I am not really sure). Nevertheless, appended below is an interesting e-mail from a respected colleague on the polygraph issue, submitted for your consideration.
-Brad Lee Holian
A few of you have asked me about the polygraph policy presentation to X-division last week. I think that you will find the following links useful. I have read parts of the NAS report and of the DOE polygraph policy (final issue was last fall) and found them quite interesting and informative.
NAS report on polygraph (requested by DOE):
Statement of DOE counter-intelligence (includes polygraph) policy:
LANL Office of counter intelligence:
On the links at the right, you'll find the viewgraphs of the presentation (Polygraph Presentation.ppt).
A bit of relevant humor (highly recommended weekly commentary)
(Friday, May 18, 2007 issue)
And remember, it is not because you're not paranoid that they're not out to get you.