Ellen Nakashima
Staff Writer

Ellen Nakashima is a national security reporter for The Washington Post. She focuses on issues relating to intelligence, technology and civil liberties. She previously served as a Southeast Asia correspondent for the paper. She wrote about the presidential candidacy of Al Gore and co-authored a biography of Gore, and has also covered federal agencies, Virginia state politics and local affairs. She joined the Post in 1995.

Latest by Ellen Nakashima

White House, senators near deal on surveillance reform

White House, senators near deal on surveillance reform

Compromise bill would end NSA collection of Americans’ phone records.

Privacy watchdog’s next target: the least-known but biggest aspect of NSA surveillance

Privacy watchdog’s next target: the least-known but biggest aspect of NSA surveillance

An independent agency is expected to announce Wednesday that it will turn its focus to signals intelligence collection under Executive Order 12333.

Lew: Banks could do more to prevent cyberattacks

Lew: Banks could do more to prevent cyberattacks

The treasury secretary says financial institutions have faced 250 distributed denial-of-service attacks since 2011.

U.S. probes Chinese hack aimed at federal workers’ data

U.S. probes Chinese hack aimed at federal workers’ data

Officials say no personal data appears to have been taken; information was encrypted.