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

U.S. reacted to 2012 bank cyberattack with appeal to allies

Multinational response to suspected Iranian attack, until now untold, reflects Obama’s difficult choices.

Military’s mental-health system struggles to meet demand

Military’s mental-health system struggles to meet demand

A nationwide shortage of psychiatrists and counselors and lack of good diagnostic tools add to challenges.

Companies e-mail sensitive data to law enforcement

Companies e-mail sensitive data to law enforcement

The Syrian Electronic Army hack highlights the apparent lax security practices used by some companies.

Official: NSA did warrantless searches of Americans’ data

Official: NSA did warrantless searches of Americans’ data

James Clapper is the first senior intelligence official to acknowledge the surveillance practice.