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November 21, 2014
PSH-14-0084 - In the Matter of Personnel Security

On November 21, 2014, an Administrative Judge determined that an individual’s security clearance should not be restored.  In reaching this determination, the Administrative Judge found that the individual had not successfully addressed the DOE’s security concerns under Criteria H and J.

November 17, 2014
PSH-14-0080 - In the Matter of Personnel Security

On November 17, 2014, an OHA Administrative Judge issued a decision in which he determined that an individual’s DOE access authorization should not be restored.  The individual had been diagnosed by a DOE Psychologist with Gambling Disorder.  In addition, the individual had nine outstanding collections accounts, totaling $3,132, and one “charge off” account for $17,957, which she failed to disclose in her most recent  Questionnaire for National Security Positions (QNSP).

November 14, 2014
PSH-14-0076 - In the Matter of Personnel Security

On November 14, 2014, an OHA Administrative Judge (AJ) issued a Decision in which he concluded that the DOE should not 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 criterion (l) regarding his financial difficulties.

November 12, 2014
PSH-14-0069 - In the Matter of Personnel Security

On November 12, 2014, an OHA Administrative Judge issued a decision in which she concluded that an individual’s security clearance should not be restored.  A Local Security Office conducted a Personnel Security Interview of the individual to address concerns about falsification and drug use.  The individual’s behavior raised security concerns under Criteria F, K and L.  After conducting a hearing and evaluating the documentary and testimonial evidence, the Administrative Judge found that the individual had presented sufficient evidence to resolve the security concerns associated with his m

November 6, 2014
PSH-14-0074 - In the Matter of Personnel Security

On November 6, 2014, an Administrative Judge determined that an individual should not be granted a security clearance.  In reaching this determination, the Administrative Judge found that the individual had not successfully addressed the DOE’s security concerns under Criteria H and J.

October 27, 2014
PSH-14-0075 - In the Matter of Personnel Security

On October 27, 2014, an OHA Administrative Judge issued a Decision in which she 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 the security concerns arising from her alcohol use and diagnosis by a DOE psychologist that she suffered from alcohol dependence.  At the hearing, the Individual testified that she had been abstinent since February 2014 and attended an intensive outpatient treatment program.  Prior to February 2014, the Individual was consuming approxim

October 27, 2014
PSH-14-0077 - In the Matter of Personnel Security

On October 27, 2014, an Administrative Judge issued a Decision in which he determined that an individual’s security clearance should not be restored. In reaching this determination, the Administrative Judge found that the individual had resolved security concerns under Criterion F regarding a false answer to a question in a Questionnaire for National Security Position relating to whether the Individual had filed 2012 federal and state tax returns. In making this determination, the Administrative Judge found that the individual had relied on errant advice from a tax preparer.

October 14, 2014
PSH-14-0070 - In the Matter of Personnel Security

On October 14, 2014, an Administrative Judge determined that an individual should not be granted a security clearance.  In reaching this determination, the Administrative Judge found that the individual had not successfully addressed the DOE’s security concerns under Criteria H and J.

October 10, 2014
PSH-14-0071 - In the Matter of Personnel Security

On October 10, 2014, an OHA Administrative Judge issued a decision in which he determined that the DOE should not restore an individual’s DOE access authorization.  As security concerns under Criterion F of 10 CFR Part 710, a Local Security Office (LSO) cited the individual’s failure to list some 18 collection accounts on a 2013 Questionnaire for National Security Positions and her incorrect assertion during a 2014 Personnel Security Interview that she was addressing all of her outstanding debts.  As security concerns under Criterion L of 10 CFR Part 710, the LSO cited the individual’s his

October 9, 2014
PSH-14-0037 - In the Matter of Personnel Security

On September 11, 2014, an OHA Administrative Judge issued a Decision in which she determined that an Individual’s access authorization should be restored.  In reaching this determination, the Administrative Judge found that the Individual had resolved the security concerns arising from his diagnosis with Major Depressive Disorder (MDD).  At the hearing, the DOE psychologist testified that the Individual suffered from MDD, Recurrent, Severe, which could significantly and clinically impair his judgment and compromises his reliability.  The Individual presented the testimony of Psychiatrist #