Andrew Liepman is a senior policy analyst at the RAND Corporation. He retired in August 2012 as the Principal Deputy Director of the National Counterterrorism Center after a career of more than 30 years in the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). He spent much of his career on Middle East and terrorism issues. He served for three years at the Department of State and in a variety of Intelligence Community assignments, including positions in the Nonproliferation Center and the National Intelligence Council. He was the Deputy Chief of CIA's Office of Near East and South Asian Analysis, the Deputy Director of the Office of Weapons Intelligence, Arms Control, and Nonproliferation, the Chief of the Office of Iraq Analysis, and the Deputy Chief of CIA's Counterterrorism Center. Immediately prior to joining RAND he served in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, first as the Deputy Director of NCTC for Intelligence and finally as the Principal Deputy. Liepman earned a Bachelor of Science from the University of California, Berkeley.