Kenneth N. Luongo

Kenneth Luongo is the President of the Partnership for Global Security. Prior to this position, he served as the Senior Advisor to the Secretary of Energy for Nonproliferation Policy and the Director of the Office of Arms Control and Nonproliferation at the U.S. Department of Energy. In addition, Mr. Luongo served as the Director of the Department of Energy's North Korea Task Force and as Director of the Russia and Newly Independent States Nuclear Material Security Task Force.

He previously served as a staff member in the U.S. Congress in the following positions: Subcommittee Professional Staff Member on the House Armed Services Committee; Legislative Assistant for National Defense and International Security and designee to the Senate Armed Services Committee for Senator Carl Levin (D-MI); and Legislative Assistant for National Security and Foreign Policy and designee to the Senate Defense Appropriations Subcommittee for Senator William Proxmire (D-WI).

Before joining the Department of Energy, Mr. Luongo served as the Senior Washington Representative for Arms Control and International Security with the Union of Concerned Scientists. Prior to his work in the Congress, Mr. Luongo served as the Senior Program Associate with the Program on Science, Arms Control, and National Security of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Mr. Luongo also has held appointments as a Senior Visiting Fellow and as a Visiting Research Collaborator with Princeton University's Program on Science and Global Security. He is also the author of numerous articles on arms control and international security issues and co-editor of The Search for Security in Space.

Mr. Luongo received his B.S. in Journalism from the School of Public Communication of Boston University, and holds an M.A. in International Affairs from the School of International Service of the American University.