Lawrence K. Gershwin
, National Intelligence Officer for Intelligence Assurance,
National Intelligence Council
Mr. Gershwin became the National Intelligence Officer for Intelligence Assurance in April 2004 after serving as the NIO for Science and Technology from 1994 to 2004 and as the National Intelligence Officer for Strategic Programs from 1981 to 1994. Previously, he served in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Program Analysis and Evaluation (1979-81) and worked at the Institute for Defense Analyses (1972-75) and the Rand Corporation (1975-79). He served as a postdoctoral associate at Columbia and Stanford Universities (1969-72).
As a National Intelligence Officer, Mr. Gershwin has received the awards of Distinguished Officer and Meritorious Officer in the Senior Intelligence Service. In 1989 he received the Distinguished Intelligence Medal and in 1996 the National Intelligence Medal of Achievement. He earned a Ph.D. in physics from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1969 and a B.S. in physics from the California Institute of Technology in 1963.