On January 18, 2023, an Administrative Judge determined that the Individual's access authorization should be granted under 10 C.F.R. Part 710. In April 20221, the Individual completed a Questionnaire for National Security Positions (QNSP). During the Enhanced Subject Interview (ESI), the Individual self- reported that he had used marijuana, although he had answered that question negatively on the QNSP. The Individual testified that when completing his QNSP, he was concerned that he would not keep his employment if he admitted his marijuana use.  He also testified that the question was at the end of the questionnaire, and he answered quickly. The Individual's friend, who testified on his behalf and has known him since approximately 2014, stated that the Individual is the "good child" of the family and the conscience in their friend group. The friend testified that he believes the Individual got " flustered" when asked the question. The Individual said that being in front of the Office of Personnel Management investigator made him realize he had omitted the information on the QNSP and that he should correct it. Given the Individual's voluntary and prompt report of his omission and the fact that such behavior appears abnormal for him, the Judge found that the Individual had mitigated the behavior which raised the Guideline E concern.  Also, the Judge found the Individual and his friend to be persuasive witnesses.  The Administrative Judge found that he has mitigated the concerns raised by his omission on the QNSP. Accordingly, the Individual was able to demonstrate that he had resolved the security concerns arising under Guideline E. (OHA Case No. PSH-23-0010, Fishman)