On September 17, 2020, an Administrative Judge determined that an Individual's access authorization should not be restored under 10 C.F.R. Part 710. The Individual is employed by a DOE contractor in a position that requires a security clearance. The DOE obtained information that the Individual had several documented rule violations, including the misuse of his employer's information technology system, and failed to disclose information during his security clearance process. During the hearing, the Administrative Judge found that the Individual's statements and testimony surrounding his rule violations reflected negatively on his candor and character for truthfulness. The Administrative Judge also found that the Individual's failure to disclose misconduct during the security clearance process represented questionable judgement and lack of candor. Finally, the Administrative Judge reached the conclusion that the record, including the Individual's testimony regarding the circumstances that led to his suspension for violating his employer's information technology rules of conduct, left doubt regarding the Individual's reliability, trustworthiness, and good judgment or that such misconduct will be unlikely to reoccur. Accordingly, the Administrative Judge found that the Individual failed to mitigate the Guideline E and M concerns and concluded that the Individual's access authorization should not be restored. OHA Case No. PSH-20-0065 ( James P. Thompson III).