New DIA Policy Requires All Contractors to Pass Polygraph

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Starting next year the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) will require all contractors who conduct sensitive compartmented information work to pass a counterintelligence-scope polygraph. The DIA Director of Security, Michael Londregan, issued the notice last week notifying its workforce that they will begin a phased implementation in January 2017. Ominously, the notice states that refusal to…

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Curious about your statement regarding ‘mixed reviews about the work environment at DIA’

Any further info on this? Are these reviews different from comments about similar agencies, eg, NSA, NGA, NGIC, etc etc etc?

People can run away from DIA but I don’t know if they can run away from the polygraph… it seems to be enjoying more widespread use than ever.

The comment was based on employment site reviews posted by current employees. The trend at DIA seemed to be that federal employees seemed more satisfied with the work environment and leadership than the contractor workforce, who felt unappreciated and looked down upon.

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Many agencies have a hard time integrating contractors into their workforce, so I can understand that. Sometimes part of the problem is that government employees figure that the contractors are making money hand over fist. While they may be getting a higher salary, contractors can also be let go with a phone call. Not necessarily fired from the company, but the government can simply say the position is no longer needed, and the contractor’s employer may not have any other work for them and quickly let them go.