The individual is an employee of a DOE contractor and holds a suspended access authorization. A Local Security Office (LSO) summoned the individual for a Personnel Security Interview (PSI), with a personnel security specialist on June 4, 2013, in order to address issues raised by an information report that he had failed to meet his income tax obligations and had his wages garnished by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) as a result. Exhibits 5, 8. After the PSI, the LSO determined that derogatory information existed that cast into doubt the individual’s eligibility for access authorization. The LSO informed the individual of this determination in a letter that set forth the DOE’s security concerns and the reasons for those concerns. Exhibit 1. The Notification Letter also informed the individual that he was entitled to a hearing before a Hearing Officer in order to resolve the substantial doubt concerning his eligibility for an access authorization.
Shiwali Patel - Hearing Officer