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TSO-1002 - In the Matter of Personnel Security Hearing

The individual held a security clearance from 1990 until 2002 while working for government contractors and the federal government. In 2010, his present employer, a DOE contractor, requested DOE access authorization for the individual. Based on issues contained in the individual’s security file, the Local Security Office (LSO) conducted a Personnel Security Interview with the individual in September 2010 (the 2010 PSI, DOE Ex. 10). In November 2010, a DOE-consultant Psychiatrist evaluated the individual, and memorialized her findings in a Report of Psychiatric Evaluation (the 2010 Report, DOE Ex. 4). In December 2010, the LSO issued a Notification Letter to the individual, together with a statement (Enclosure 2) setting forth the information that created a substantial doubt about the individual’s eligibility to hold a DOE security clearance. (DOE Ex. 1). Specifically, the LSO identifies information indicating that in November 2010, a DOEconsultant Psychiatrist concluded that the individual met the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, Text Revision (DSM-IV-TR) criteria for Adult Antisocial Behavior, which is an illness or condition which causes, or may cause, a significant defect in his judgment or reliability. This diagnosis raises a security concern under 10 C.F.R. § 710.8(h) (Criterion H). Enclosure 2, DOE Ex. 1.

Affirmed (OS November 14, 2011)