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PSH-13-0092 - In the Matter of Personnel Security

On November 1, 2013, a Hearing Officer issued a Decision in which he determined that an individual’s access authorization should not be restored. In reaching this determination, the Hearing Officer found that the individual had not resolved security concerns regarding the Criterion L concerns arising from his lengthy history of financial irresponsibility and his failure to timely comply with an information request regarding his financial status. At the hearing the individual testified that his failure to provide the financial information in a timely manner was caused, in part, by his son’s automobile accident and the loss of his neighbor. The individual also testified that with regard to the four financial accounts at comprised the subject of the information request, all of the accounts had been satisfied as of the date of the hearing. After evaluating the evidence the Hearing Office found that the individual had not submitted sufficient evidence to resolve the concern about his failure to provide the requested information in a timely manner especially since the individual had been given an extension and had been informed of the consequences of failing to provide the information. With regard to the individual’s past financial record, the Hearing Officer found that the individual had not demonstrated a sufficient period of financial responsibility to resolve the concerns raised by his extensive history of delinquent debts. Consequently, the Hearing Officer found that the Individual’s security clearance should not be restored.

Richard Cronin - Hearing Officer