Sr. Defense Contract Employee Cleared From Copying Classified Info

SOUTHWEST – Applicant, senior employee of a Defense Contractor was issued a Statement of Reasons (SOR) as a result of 19 different allegations under Guidelines E – Personal Conduct, J- Criminal Conduct and K – Handling Protected Information (i.e., security violations). These allegations included such reported incidents as knowingly copying classified information to unclassified medium, knowingly and improperly bringing recording equipment into a project secure area in violation of the National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM), and multiple allegations of false statements and misinformation during the application, interview and adjudication process. After an extremely contentious eight hour hearing the Administrative Judge found FOR THE APPLICANT on all allegations and the clearance was granted.