So, back in 2017 I took a tentative job offer from the DIA, and later in the summer I went through the psychological evaluation and polygraph. However, my polygraph came back as “inconclusive” and the test administrators (I did it twice) were saying I was doing something to throw off the test and needed to fess up. I have no idea what could have done it, my only assumption is that since I’m on anti-anxiety meds (they knew this) it threw off the readings. I refused to admit to reading anything about throwing off the test (I did say that I knew about Ana Montes and how she lied through the test because of a lecture on counter-intelligence as part of a intelligence class I was in for an MA program) since I didn’t actually do anything. They did the classic “We know what you did, you know what you did, tell us what you did” line.
Flash forward to the past week and I received my FOIA request for everything regarding my test, and the test results were that I showed “no opinion” to the standard CI questions.
My questions are as follows:
1)Am I one of the unlucky 10% that gets inconclusive results, and am pretty much doomed to never get a clearance as a result?
2)Is there anything I should do for my next polygraph? Have a lawyer present? I’d love to have an advocate present considering how hard the exam administrators were trying to get me to admit to something I wasn’t doing. It should go without saying that I wasn’t trying to hide or deflect anything.
3)I know that there’s no recourse for this particular job, but does this mean I’m blacklisted? The letter where they rescinded my offer didn’t say I’d failed any background check or anything like that.
4) Has this happened to anyone else?