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January 23, 2014
PSH-13-0114 - In the Matter of Personnel Security Hearing

On January 23, 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 a history of two alcohol related arrests and A DOE Psychologist subsequently diagnosed the Individual with Alcohol Use Disorder (Moderate Severity).  At the hearing, the Individual unsuccessfully attempted to show that he had received sufficient treatment and that he had abstained from using alcohol for a sufficient period of time to show that he was reformed or rehabilitated from his Alcohol Use Disorder.  Howe

January 22, 2014
PSH-13-0112 - In the Matter of Personnel Security

On January 22, 2014, an OHA Administrative Judge issued a decision in which he determined that an individual’s DOE access authorization should not be granted.  During a personnel security interview, the individual estimated that he was intoxicated twice during a typical month.  A DOE Psychologist subsequently diagnosed the individual with Alcohol-Related Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (NOS) and noted that the individual habitually used alcohol to excess.  At the hearing, the Individual unsuccessfully attempted to rebut his admission that he would become intoxicated twice a month.

January 14, 2014
PSH-13-0105 - In the Matter of Personnel Security

On January 10, 2014, a Hearing Officer issued a Decision in which he determined that an individual’s access authorization should not be restored. In reaching this determination, the Hearing Officer found that while the individual resolved security concerns under Criterion K regarding the individual’s recent treatment of prescription opioid dependence.

December 23, 2013
PSH-13-0103 - In the Matter of Personnel Security

On January 29, 2013, the Individual completed and submitted a Questionnaire for National Security Positions (QNSP) to a Local Security Office (LSO).  In this QNSP, the Individual admitted that he had used a neighbor’s internet connection without permission on several occasions in 2010 and 2011, and had downloaded copyrighted software and media to his computer without permission from the copyright holders from 2000 through 2006.  Exhibit 7 at 18-19.

December 20, 2013
PSH-13-0102 - In the Matter of Personnel Security

On December 20, 2013, a Hearing Officer determined that an individual’s security clearance should be restored. In reaching this determination, the Hearing Officer found that the individual had successfully addressed the DOE’s security concerns under Criterion L.

December 20, 2013
PSH-13-0104 - In the Matter of Personnel Security

On December 20, 2013, a Hearing Officer issued a decision in which she concluded that an individual’s request for a DOE access authorization should not be granted.  A local security office referred the individual’s request for a security clearance to administrative review after receiving derogatory information regarding the individual’s use of alcohol, and a diagnosis by a DOE psychologist that the individual suffers from Alcohol Dependence.  In considering the record and testimony, the Hearing Officer found ample evidence to support the DOE psychologist’s diagnosis of Alcohol Dependence. 

December 12, 2013
PSH-13-0098 - In the Matter of Personnel Security

On December 12, 2013, an OHA Hearing Officer issued a Decision in which she determined that an Individual’s access authorization should not be granted.  In reaching this determination, the Hearing Officer found that the Individual had not resolved the security concerns arising from her financial irregularities.  In February 2013, the Individual had 12 outstanding debts.  She was interviewed by the Local Security Office (LSO) in May 2013, regarding her debts.  She then satisfied six of those outstanding debts.  At the hearing, the Individual testified that she had six debts still outstandin

December 6, 2013
PSH-13-0108 - In the Matter of Personnel Security

On December 6, 2013, an OHA Hearing Officer issued a decision in which he concluded the DOE should not restore an individual’s access authorization.   A Local Security Office (LSO) cited concerns raised by the individual’s use of alcohol and an opinion by a DOE consultant psychiatrist (DOE psychiatrist) that the individual met criteria for a diagnosis of Alcohol Abuse under the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), Fourth Edition, Text Revision, and Alcohol Use Disorder, Mild, under the DSM, Fifth Edition, and that both disorders are illnesses or mental conditions th

November 29, 2013
PSH-13-0107 - In the Matter of Personnel Security

On November 29, 2013, an OHA Hearing Officer issued a decision in which he concluded the DOE should not restore an individual’s access authorization.   A Local Security Office (LSO) cited concerns raised by the individual’s use of alcohol habitually to excess and an opinion by a DOE consultant psychologist (DOE psychologist) that the individual’s excessive use of alcohol was an illness or mental conditions that causes or may cause a significant defect in judgment and reliability.  After conducting a hearing and evaluating the documentary and testimonial evidence, the Hearing Officer found

November 13, 2013
PSH-13-0094 - In the Matter of Personnel Security Hearing

On November 5, 2013, an OHA Hearing Officer issued a decision in which she concluded that an individual’s security clearance should not be restored.