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US Department of Defense Denies Combat Troops "Best of Class"
Screening Technology, According to NACVSA
LEWES, Del., April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- NACVSA -- According to an
explosive new book, 'The Clapper Memo' by investigative reporter Bob
McCarty, then Under Secretary of Defense James Clapper signed an order
that forced the US military to abandon a proven screening technology,
and in its place required use of the old polygraph. Clapper's order
banned the use of the Computer Voice Stress Analyzer (CVSA) by the US
military despite several years of field use by numerous US military
units that proved the CVSA superior to the polygraph under combat
conditions. The military units that used the CVSA included the Navy
SEAL's, Army Green Berets, Marine Corps Counterintelligence, Army
Intelligence, as well as top US interrogation teams at the Guantanamo
Bay dentition facility.
Clapper issued this memo despite the fact the US law enforcement
community had embraced CVSA for over 20 years; including major law
enforcement agencies from Atlanta, Nashville, Miami, Baltimore, New
Orleans, and the California Highway Patrol. Over 1,800 US law
enforcement agencies had transitioned from the old polygraph to the
CVSA because of the CVSA's accuracy, versatility, portability, ease of
use, and cost effectiveness.
Utilizing the CVSA, Army and Navy Special Forces were able to identify
scores of infiltrators and deny them access to US targets.
One example cited in McCarty's book was that of an Army Special Forces
CVSA Examiner. While preparing for a mission with their Afghan
counterparts, someone notified the enemy about the impending mission
and they left the targeted area. The Special Forces Team decided to
"quarantine" all 96 of their Afghan counterparts and give each one a
CVSA examination to determine if they were alerting the enemy of
impending missions. Two of the Afghans could not pass the CVSA - an
Afghan Lt. Colonel and his Sergeant Major. After both were
confronted, they admitted to alerting the enemy - thus confirming the
results of the CVSA. This same Special Forces operator conducted
approximately 500 CVSA exams in various combat zones, and had never
seen the CVSA provide incorrect results.
Although the US Federal Court system now utilizes the CVSA, and
despite the fact the US Government has acknowledged voice analysis
technology is a viable and accurate credibility assessment technology
for border security applications, the DoD has continued to ban the
CVSA. Since the ban by Clapper, numerous peer reviewed and published
scientific studies have provided proof that CVSA outperforms the
Retired US Army Major General Paul Vallely stated "Bob McCarty has
uncovered a high-tech turf war pitting those who want the best for our
troops against others who seem to be focused on their own
self-interests. Sadly, it seems the wrong people are winning this
Further, according to a retired Navy Seal who was one of the first
SEAL's to deploy to Iraq with the CVSA "Taking away the only effective
tool that we had to accurately identify infiltrators and protect
ourselves bordered on a criminal act. People should be held
responsible for that."
For more details on the CVSA@ II and how this revolutionary
crime-fighting tool is being used at over 1,800 law enforcement
agencies, contact Carol at NITV Federal Services, 1-888-266-7263 or
For further information on the NACVSA, contact Diana Montoya at
888-358-5025 or via email.
Read more news from the NACVSA.
SOURCE National Association of Computer Voice Stress Analysts
CO: National Association of Computer Voice Stress Analysts
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