The Individual is employed by a DOE contractor, and was granted a DOE access authorization in 1970. DOE Ex. 5. During a routine reinvestigation regarding his security clearance, the Individual disclosed during an interview with an Office of Personnel Management (OPM) investigator that he had engaged in physical altercations with his wife. DOE Ex. 10 at 56. In an August 2010 Personnel Security Interview (PSI), the Individual provided additional information about those incidents, admitting that he had approximately ten altercations with his wife between 1999 and 2010. DOE Ex. 9 at 26. After the PSI, the LSO referred the Individual to a DOE consultant-psychiatrist (“the DOE psychiatrist”) for an evaluation. The DOE psychiatrist evaluated the Individual in October 2010 and issued a report. DOE Ex. 8. After reviewing the Individual’s personnel security file, the LSO informed the Individual in a February 2011 Notification Letter that there existed derogatory information that raised security concerns under 10 C.F.R. § 710.8 (h) and (l) (Criterion H and L, respectively). See Notification Letter, February 7, 2011. The Notification Letter also informed the Individual that he was entitled to a hearing before a Hearing Officer in order to resolve the security concerns.
Diane DeMoura - Hearing Officer