Barry King Joined Beacon Global Strategies in January 2021.
Barry King joined Beacon Global Strategies LLC from the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), where he served as the Intelligence Community (IC) Deputy Chief Financial Officer. In this role he was a top advisor to the Director of National Intelligence on the allocation of the National Intelligence Program budget against U.S. intelligence priorities, leveraging strong working relationships with colleagues across ODNI, U.S. intelligence agencies, the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB), and Capitol Hill.
Before ODNI Mr. King served in a range of senior White House roles, including as Chief of OMB’s Defense Operations, Personnel, and Support Branch for five years. In this capacity he led a team of experts overseeing the programs, funding, policies, and legal authorities that support U.S. military operations, personnel, security assistance, and other activities around the globe. Mr. King played a pivotal role in the Obama Administration’s successful enactment of military retirement reform, and led OMB’s efforts to secure congressional support for critical Department of Defense (DOD) budget proposals.
Mr. King previously served as Special Assistant to the OMB Director, managing OMB’s front office and coordinating the cross-agency analysis that undergirded the Administration’s successful protection of priority Executive Branch programs during the 2010-2011 budget negotiations with Congress. He also worked as OMB’s top staffer on Central Intelligence Agency issues, during which time he helped protect priority investments from sequestration-driven funding cuts, as well as on U.S. military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan during the surges in each country. In addition, Mr. King worked for two years in the front office of OMB’s National Security Division, which oversees funding for DOD, the IC, the Department of Veterans Affairs, the National Nuclear Security Administration, and several smaller agencies.
Mr. King also served as Director of Strategic Planning on the National Security Council (NSC) staff. In this role he focused primarily on aligning resources to the Obama Administration’s Asia Rebalance initiative, and provided direct support to NSC leadership engagements with foreign counterparts and the media.
Mr. King was a member of the Federal Government’s Senior Executive Service and the Senior National Intelligence Service, and served during three presidential transitions. Prior to joining the Federal Government as a Presidential Management Fellow, he worked for three years as a contract negotiator at Raytheon Company in Los Angeles and Boston. He holds a M.A. in International Relations from Yale and a B.B.A. in International Business and a Minor in Spanish from the George Washington University.