On July 22, 2014, an OHA Administrative Judge (AJ) issued a Decision in which he concluded that the DOE should restore an individual’s access authorization. After conducting a hearing, convened at the individual’s request, and evaluating all relevant evidence, the AJ concluded that the individual had not mitigated the security concerns raised under criteria (f), (g) and (l) by his false statements during Personnel Security Interviews, his failure to provide complete and truthful answers on a Questionnaire for National Security Positions, his illegal activity, his failure to adhere to DOE security requirements, and his failure to safeguard classified information and sensitive government information technology systems. Therefore, the AJ was unable to conclude that restoring the individual’s security clearance would not endanger the common defense and be clearly consistent with the national interest. Accordingly, the AJ found that the DOE should not restore the individual’s security clearance.
Robert Palmer - Administrative Judge