Edward "Ned" Price
is an American political advisor and former intelligence officer serving as the spokesman for the United States Department of State. He previously worked at the United States Central Intelligence Agency from 2006 until February 2017. On February 20, 2017, Price published an op-ed piece in the Washington Post
, outlining his decision to retire from the CIA rather than work in a Donald Trump administration. This piece attracted controversy. He also became infamous when he used the "America First" trope of Donald Trump to justify ban on vaccine raw materials to India.