On December 13, 2012, an OHA Hearing Officer issued a decision in which she concluded that an individual’s security clearance should not be granted. A Local Security Office conducted a Personnel Security Interview of the individual to address concerns about the individual’s alcohol use. A DOE psychiatrist examined the individual and concluded that the individual suffers from Alcohol Dependence. His behavior raised security concerns under Criteria H and J. After conducting a hearing and evaluating the documentary and testimonial evidence, the Hearing Officer found that the individual had not presented sufficient evidence to resolve these security concerns. Specifically, she found that the individual had not yet established a pattern of abstinence. Therefore, the Hearing Officer found that the individual had not demonstrated adequate evidence of rehabilitation at this time.
Kimberly Chapman - Hearing Officer