Simon Limage

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About Simon Limage

Location: Washington, DC

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Simon Limage served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Nonproliferation Programs in the State Department’s Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation from 2011 to 2017. As a senior leader he managed dynamic programs that directly reduced the threat posed by weapons of mass destruction in over 80 countries. He led global programs worth $200 M and oversaw 120 contractors, civil servants, interagency detailees, and Foreign Service officers. He worked closely on national security issues with colleagues and programs throughout the interagency including the Departments of State, Homeland Security, Energy and Defense. He played a significant role in the removal of chemical weapons from Syria and Libya and in the Ebola response. He advanced border security, information sharing, counterterrorism, and counter WMD efforts in sensitive environments.  He received several awards for superior management.   

Mr.Limage directed several interagency processes to prioritize security assistance. He coordinated border security and strategic trade control assistance to partner countries.

Mr Limage represented the United States at the Governing Board of the International Science and Technology Center (ISTC) in Kazakhstan and the Science and Technology Center in Ukraine (STCU). He co-chaired the Global Initiative to Combat Nuclear Terrorism (GICNT) and negotiated several international security agreements with Libya, Slovakia, and Jordan. 

He served on the Federal Interagency Review Panel on High-Containment Laboratory Space and led the ISN Bureau’s congressional, budgetary, and communications outreach. 

Previously, he served as chief of staff for the Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security. In that capacity he oversaw the operations of three State Department bureaus. He was the Under Secretary’s key advisor and oversaw personnel issues and was directly involved in a range of national security issues including the Nuclear Posture Review and the Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review.


Prior to his service in the State Department, Mr. Limage was then Congresswoman Ellen Tauscher’s Chief of Staff. He also served as her legislative director and military legislative assistant. He handled her Armed Services Committee duties and managed her legislative team. In support of the congresswoman’s oversight work as Chair of the Strategic Forces Subcommittee of the House Armed Services Committee and member of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, he travelled to the Middle-East, to Department of Defense and Energy facilities in the continental United States, and to Europe. 

Mr. Limage is also an expert on the Department of Energy's national nuclear labs and the work of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA). He advocated for Lawrence Livermore National Lab and Sandia in his time in Congress. 


He has addressed a number of conferences and spoken on matters relating to defense, foreign policy, and arms control.


Previously he worked for Senator John Kerry on foreign policy, defense, and veterans issues.

Prior to his work in the Senate, he was a research assistant at the United States Institute of Peace

supporting experts on NATO and the OSCE.


He holds a Master in Foreign Service and a Masters in History from Georgetown University as well as a B.S. in International Relations and a B.A. in history from Tufts University. He did his high school in Paris, France.