In October 2011, pursuant to an investigation, the Local Security Office obtained the Individual’s credit report. The credit report indicated that the Individual had a number of accounts either in collection or which were charged off. Exhibit (Ex.) 13 at 1-6. Consequently, the DOE facility’s Local Security Office (LSO) conducted a personnel security interview (PSI) with the Individual in January 2012. Ex. 19. The 2012 PSI failed to resolve the security concerns due to the Individual’s excessive indebtedness.
This case involves an Individual who failed to meet his financial obligations during the final years of his first marriage. The Individual reported the repossession of his motor vehicle and a home foreclosure to the Local Security Office (LSO) in 2008. The LSO subsequently conducted a series of three Personal Security Interviews (PSI) of the Individual, the most recent on February 1, 2012.
The individual’s present employer, a DOE contractor, has requested a DOE access authorization for the individual. The individual completed and submitted an Electronic Questionnaire for Investigations Processing (QNSP) in November 2011. DOE Exhibit 8. Based on issues contained in the individual’s security file, the Local Security Office (LSO) conducted a Personnel Security Interview (PSI) with the individual in January 2012. DOE Exhibit 9.
The Individual is employed by a Department of Energy (DOE) contractor in a position that requires a DOE security clearance. Based upon the receipt of derogatory information relating to an unpaid debt, the Local Security Office (LSO) called the Individual in for a Personnel Security Interview (PSI). DOE Ex. 7. After the PSI, the LSO informed the Individual that unresolved derogatory information created a substantial doubt concerning his eligibility for access authorization. Notification Letter dated March 5, 2012; DOE Ex. 1; 10 C.F.R. § 710.8(l) (Criterion L).
The individual is employed by a DOE contractor and has held a DOE access authorization for several years. DOE Ex. 3 at 1. In November 2011, the individual informed the Local Security Office (LSO) that she had been arrested and charged with aggravated driving while intoxicated (Aggravated DWI) and possession of a prescription drug not prescribed to her. Id. The individual participated in Personnel Security Interviews (PSI’s) in December 2011 and January 2012. DOE Exs. 7 and 8.
The individual is employed by a Department of Energy (DOE) contractor, and was granted a security clearance in connection with that employment. After undergoing a period of turmoil in her relationships with her now ex-husband and their children, on October 23, 2011, the individual took four hydrocodone tablets that had been prescribed to her father and swallowed them. After obtaining the pills but before swallowing them, she called several people and indicated to them that she was going to commit suicide.
The individual is employed by the Department of Energy (DOE), and was granted a security clearance in connection with that employment. As part of a routine re-investigation in 2010, the individual completed a Questionnaire for National Security Positions (QNSP) and was the subject of a background investigation. Because these measures revealed information that raised security concerns, the local security office (LSO) summoned the individual for an interview with a personnel security specialist in January 2011.
The individual is an applicant for a DOE security clearance. In July 2011, as part of a background investigation, the Local Security Office (LSO) conducted a Personnel Security Interview (PSI) of the individual to address his alcohol use. In addition to the PSI, the LSO requested the individual=s medical records and recommended a psychiatric evaluation of the individual by a DOE consultant psychiatrist (DOE psychiatrist). The DOE psychiatrist examined the individual in October 2011 and memorialized his findings in a report (Psychiatric Report).
On June 27, 2012, an OHA Hearing Officer issued a decision in which he determined that an individual’s DOE access authorization should not be restored. The Individual had a history of nine arrests, seven of which were alcohol-related. In addition, the Individual had provided inaccurate and incomplete information to security officials during his background investigation. The Hearing Officer found that the Individual’s credibility was suspect and therefore concluded that the Individual had not mitigated any of these security concerns at the hearing.
The individual is employed in a position that requires him to maintain a DOE access authorization, which he was granted in August 2007. See Tr. at 10; Ex. 8; Ex. 16 at 9. On an October 2011 Questionnaire for National Security Positions (QNSP), the individual disclosed delinquent debts, a home foreclosure, and a wage garnishment. Ex. 14 at 8-9. (Similarly, an October 2011 credit report showed more than $2,000 in collection accounts, more than $1,600 in charged-off accounts, and a home foreclosure of more than $155,000. Ex. 3 at 1-2; Ex.