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PSH-14-0016 - In the Matter of Personnel Security

On May 22, 2014, an Administrative Judge issued a Decision in which he determined that an individual’s access authorization should not be restored. In reaching this determination, the Administrative Judge found that the individual had not resolved security concerns under Criterion L regarding the Individual’s history of delinquent and charged off credit card accounts and the recent foreclosure of her residence. However, the Individual resolved an allegation that she had not filed or paid her 2006 state income tax.  While the Individual had taken steps to settle two charged off credit card accounts, the Hearing Officer found that she had exercised poor judgment in letting stopping her mortgage payments so that she might be able to restructure the mortgage. Additionally, the Individual had not shown an adequate period of financial responsibility adequate to resolve her history of financial instability. Consequently, the Administrative Judge found that the individual had not totally mitigated the Criterion L security concerns and that her security clearance should not be restored.

Richard Cronin - Administrative Judge