On October 26, 2012, an OHA Hearing Officer issued a decision in which she concluded that an individual’s security clearance should not be granted . A Local Security Office conducted a Personnel Security Interview of the individual to address concerns about the individual’s falsification and financial irresponsibility. His behavior raised security concerns under Criteria F and L. After conducting a hearing and evaluating the documentary and testimonial evidence, the Hearing Officer found that the individual had not presented sufficient evidence to resolve these security concerns. Specifically, she found that the requisite element of “deliberateness” was met under Criterion F. She further found that the individual’s recent efforts to resolve his debt have not yet withstood the test of time. Given the individual’s pattern of financially irresponsible behavior, she was not convinced that the chances of a return to his previous behavior are acceptably low.
Kimberly Chapman - Hearing Officer