On November 16, 2012, a Hearing Officer determined that an individual’s security clearance should not be restored. In reaching this determination, the Hearing Officer found that the individual had not successfully addressed the DOE’s security concerns regarding his finances. Specifically, the Hearing Officer concluded that the individual’s four months of responsible financial behavior were insufficient to demonstrate a sustained pattern of responsibility given an eight year pattern of irresponsible spending. The hearing officer also found that the number and the extent of the discrepancies between the individual’s testimony at the hearing and his statements during his earlier Personnel Security Interviews cast serious doubt on his honesty and reliability.
Robert Palmer - Hearing Officer