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Karen F. Lee

Karen F. Lee

Director, Government Administration and Judiciary MITRE


Joining MITRE in 2018, Karen Lee assumed a diverse portfolio in her director role, which spans across both the federal Executive and Judicial branches. She and her team partner across federal agencies to improve the administration of government programs.

Prior to MITRE, Karen served as a Senior Executive at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), leading the teams that developed and implemented federal governmentwide policy on grants and financial assistance management, real property, and open government. While at OMB, Karen and her team designed and implemented the 2014 Federal grants management regulations (OMB’s Uniform Guidance). Karen also served as the Department of Defence (DOD)’s Deputy Director for the Iraqi Reconstruction, implementing the $18.4 billion program to rebuild the country’s infrastructure. In addition to her time at OMB and DOD, Karen worked at the Universal Service Administrative Company as Vice President overseeing the FCC’s Rural Health Care telecommunications program. She is also a licensed attorney in New York and D.C. and has practiced law with Kirkland & Ellis, LLP.

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