On June 18, 2018, an OHA Hearing Officer issued a decision in which he determined that an individual’s DOE security clearance should not be restored. The Individual had exhibited a pattern of failing to appropriately manage her financial affairs evidenced by her failure to honor her debts and pay her taxes on time. The Individual was not able to fully resolve her financial issues because she had not established a sufficient pattern of responsible financial conduct to mitigate her past financial irresponsibility and had not shown that she understood the causes of her financial distresss. For these reasons, the Hearing Officer concluded that the Individual had not mitigated these security concerns at the hearing.
Steven Fine - Hearing Officer