Senior Civilian Researcher Cleared from Sharing Classified Information

WASHINGTON, DC – Senior civilian researcher, Federal Government employee issued a Letter of Intent (LOI) to revoke his clearance based upon the following allegations in the Statement of Reasons (SOR) under Guideline E – Personal Conduct and Guideline K – Security Violations: Being issued a warning for bringing an uncleared individual into a Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility (SCIF); improperly providing classified information to a news reporter; several sources with knowledge of the individual questioning the Appellant’s honesty and integrity due to damage to and failure to return personal property, motives for actions taken, questioning accuracy to statements made and basis for filing grievances against the agency; arrest for stalking a co-worker; violation of security practices, misrepresenting address, and introducing recording devices into a restricted area. After submission of a response to the LOI we were able to have a number of the allegations favorably resolved and, after issuance of a Letter of Denial and then appealing that decision through a personal appearance before an Administrative Judge from the Defense Office of Hearings and Appeals (DOHA), receive a favorable recommendation, with a resulting decision by the Personnel Security Appeals Board (PSAB) of the Central Adjudication Facility finding for the Appellant and reinstating his clearance.