Instruction/Operations Support Branch


The Instruction/Operations Support Branch (IOS) provides students from federal law enforcement and counterintelligence agencies with graduate level academic education in Psychophysiological Detection of Deception (PDD). The IOS Branch is also responsible for the curriculum development, review, maintenance, and implementation of the advanced courses in PDD and related polygraph oriented disciplines that constitute the Continuing Education Program. In addition, members of the instructional faculty provide specialized assistance to the Quality Assurance Program (QAP) ensuring Federal agency compliance with all applicable Federal polygraph program policies, practices, and procedures. The IOS Branch also supports the NCCA Research Branch by participating in various polygraph research studies and providing peer reviews of solicited and unsolicited research proposals and other initiatives.

The IOS Branch is also the national focal point for polygraph and credibility assessment (CA) countermeasure detection and awareness activities and provides polygraph support in the form of operational and technical advice and assistance to strategic counterintelligence and law enforcement efforts.



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