10 U.S. Code § 1564a - Counterintelligence polygraph program
(a) Authority for Program.— The Secretary of Defense may carry out a program for the administration of counterintelligence polygraph examinations to persons described in subsection (b). The program shall be conducted in accordance with the standards specified in subsection (e).
(b) Persons Covered.— Except as provided in subsection (d), the following persons, if their duties are described in subsection (c), are subject to this section:
(c) Covered Types of Duties.— The Secretary of Defense may provide, under standards established by the Secretary, that a person described in subsection (b) is subject to this section if that person’s duties involve—
(1) access to information that—
(2) assistance in an intelligence or military mission in a case in which the unauthorized disclosure or manipulation of information, as determined under standards established by the Secretary of Defense, could reasonably be expected to—
(B) result in the loss of unique or uniquely productive intelligence sources or methods vital to United States security; or
(d) Exceptions From Coverage for Certain Intelligence Agencies and Functions.— This section does not apply to the following persons:
(1) A person assigned or detailed to the Central Intelligence Agency or to an expert or consultant under a contract with the Central Intelligence Agency.
(2) A person who is—
(3) A person assigned to a space where sensitive cryptographic information is produced, processed, or stored.
(1) Polygraph examinations conducted under this section shall comply with all applicable laws and regulations.
(2) Such examinations may be authorized for any of the following purposes:
(A) To assist in determining the initial eligibility for duties described in subsection (c) of, and aperiodically thereafter, on a random basis, to assist in determining the continued eligibility of, persons described in subsections (b) and (c).
(B) With the consent of, or upon the request of, the examinee, to—
(i) resolve serious credible derogatory information developed in connection with a personnel security investigation; or
(3) Polygraph examinations conducted under this section shall provide adequate safeguards, prescribed by the Secretary of Defense, for the protection of the rights and privacy of persons subject to this section under subsection (b) who are considered for or administered polygraph examinations under this section. Such safeguards shall include the following:
(A) The examinee shall receive timely notification of the examination and its intended purpose and may only be given the examination with the consent of the examinee.
(1) The Secretary shall establish a process to monitor responsible and effective application of polygraph examinations within the Department of Defense.
(g) Polygraph Research Program.— The Secretary shall carry out a continuing research program to support the polygraph examination activities of the Department of Defense. The program shall include the following:
Source(Added Pub. L. 108–136, div. A, title X, § 1041(a)(1),Nov. 24, 2003, 117 Stat. 1607; amended Pub. L. 109–163, div. A, title X, § 1054(a),Jan. 6, 2006, 119 Stat. 3436.)
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Executive Order No. 12958, referred to in subsec. (c)(1)(B), which was formerly set out as a note under section 435 of Title 50, War and National Defense, was revoked by Ex. Ord. No. 13526, § 6.2(g), Dec. 29, 2009, 75 F.R. 731, and was reclassified as a note under section 3161 of this title.
Provisions similar to those in this section were contained in Pub. L. 100–180, title XI, § 1121,Dec. 4, 1987, 101 Stat. 1147, as amended, which was set out as a note under section 113 of this title, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 108–136, div. A, title X, § 1041(b),Nov. 24, 2003, 117 Stat. 1608.
2006—Pub. L. 109–163reenacted section catchline without change and amended text generally. Prior to amendment, section related to authority for program for administration of counterintelligence polygraph examinations in subsec. (a), persons covered in subsec. (b), exceptions from coverage for certain intelligence agencies and functions in subsec. (c), oversight in subsec. (d), and polygraph research program in subsec. (e).
Effective Date of 2006 Amendment
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