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.
In April 2011, the individual began his employment with a DOE contractor and received a DOE access authorization. Tr. at 13, 29, 46; Ex. 3; Ex. 6 at 12. On January 13, 2012, the individual began a suspension for five days without pay for using his government computer for non-work activities. Ex. 5. Particularly, he conducted personal internet searches, some of which included pornography. Id. In February 2012, the local security office (LSO) called the individual to a personnel security interview (PSI) to explain his actions.
The Individual is a contractor employee at a DOE facility and has possessed a security clearance on various occasions since 1978. Exhibit (Ex.) 8 at 2. In December 2011, the Individual reported to the Local Security Office (LSO) that his wages were being garnished for back federal taxes. Ex. 13 at 1. Consequently, the LSO conducted a personnel security interview (PSI) with the Individual in January 2012. Ex. 15.
The individual works for a Department of Energy (DOE) contractor and is an applicant for DOE access authorization. In August 2010, the individual completed a Questionnaire for National Security Positions (QNSP) and was subject to an Office of Personnel Management (OPM) background investigation.