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Kathleen Olsen

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Kathleen Olsen, Chief Financial Officer Directorate

Ms. Kathleen Olsen was appointed Assistant Director for the Chief Financial Officer Directorate at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Centers (FLETC), Glynco, Georgia in February 2024.  In this role, Ms. Olsen provides strategic direction and executive oversight of FLETC’s business activities and is responsible for formulation, execution, and oversight of an annual budget of over $600 million in direct and reimbursable funding as well as financial management services. 

Prior to joining FLETC, Ms. Olsen served as the CFO of the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Office (CWMD). She provided fiscal oversight and leadership of $550 million in annual and multi-year funding to support efforts to safeguard the United States against weapons of mass destruction and other chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear threats. Before becoming the CFO, Ms. Olsen served as the CWMD Budget Director, where she led the Component’s effort to strengthen Planning, Programming, Budget, and Execution through collaborative, data driven processes, resulting in increased funding for the mission and alignment of activities with strategic objectives. Ms. Olsen has served in budgetary positions across the DHS Headquarters including CWMD’s legacy organization, the Domestic Nuclear Detection Office. 

Ms. Olsen received a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Finance from the College of William and Mary. She holds a Master of Business Administration and Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics from Indiana University. She lives in Virginia with her husband and three children.