Ned Price is a lecturer at the George Washington University and an analyst and contributor for NBC News, and a recent fellow in New America’s International Security program. He previously served as a special assistant to President Obama on the National Security Council staff, where he was the spokesperson and senior director for strategic communications. Before his White House service, Price was at the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), where he was a spokesperson and—prior to that—a PDB briefer and senior analyst covering a range of strategic and tactical issues. Prior to joining the CIA, Price was an associate at The Cohen Group, working under former Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen on a variety of public policy, non-profit, and business initiatives. He has also worked on several political campaigns.