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PSH-13-0009 - In the Matter of Personnel Security Hearing

On May 1, 2013, a Hearing Officer determined that an individual should be granted a security clearance. In reaching this determination, the Hearing Officer found that the individual had successfully addressed the DOE’s security concerns regarding foreign influence and foreign preference, and specifically regarding his multiple citizenships and foreign passports. The Hearing Officer based his decision on the individual’s expressed willingness to renounce his foreign citizenships and refrain from using his foreign passports, the routine nature of his foreign holdings, the fact that the other countries of which the individual is a citizen have friendly relations with the U.S. and are not known to focus any intelligence gathering efforts on the U.S., the fact that, of his three citizenships, his U.S. citizenship is the only one that he acquired through voluntary actions on his part, and on the individual’s 17 years of residence, without incident, in the U.S.

Robert Palmer - Hearing Officer