Karin O’Leary

Karin O’Leary is a Senior Managing Consultant with IBM’s Global Business Services, U.S. Federal Team and serves as a subject matter expert in federal budgeting and financial management. She has extensive experience in managing complex organizational change in federal agencies, with over 25 years of government service.

Will Congress Enact Improvements to the Federal Budget Process?

Since the enactment of the Budget Control Act (BCA) of 2011, Congress has encountered greater difficulty in passing spending legislation by not having enough votes to either raise the BCA caps or pass appropriations bills. In the spring of 2018, Speaker Ryan offered a compromise through the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 that raised the caps for fiscal years 2018 and 2019, and created the Joint Select Committee with an equal number of members of both political parties.

Senior Managing Consultant
IBM Global Business Services
United States

Karin O’Leary is a Senior Managing Consultant with IBM’s Global Business Services, U.S. Federal Team and serves as a subject matter expert in federal budgeting and financial management. She has extensive experience in managing complex organizational change in federal agencies, with over 25 years of government service. Before joining IBM in June 2018, Karin was a career executive in both the Judicial and Executive branches of government.  She was the Chief Financial Officer of the Judicial Branch, where she led a team that implemented a single financial and procurement system to over 450 court locations in 3 years and transitioned local disbursing to the U.S. Treasury. Before that, Karin was the Budget Director for the U.S. Department of Justice for nearly 10 years, with responsibility for developing, promoting, and executing a budget exceeding $25 billion per year, as well as departmental strategic planning and performance management. Karin also held senior positions at the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency for the District of Columbia, which she helped to establish.