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

Lawmakers to FCC: Weigh national security in bid award

Lawmakers to FCC: Weigh national security in bid award

Sterling, Va., company and foreign-owned firm vie to run system routing most calls and texts in North America.

DHS contractor suffers major computer breach

DHS contractor suffers major computer breach

Officials say employees’ personal information likely taken as FBI launches investigation.

Judge orders Microsoft to turn over data held overseas

Judge orders Microsoft to turn over data held overseas

Federal ruling says that Microsoft must comply with a warrant demanding data held in Ireland.

Is the Wiretappers’ Ball hosting guests from repressive regimes?

Is the Wiretappers’ Ball hosting guests from repressive regimes?

A researcher has raised questions about whether ISS World allowed the attendance of people from countries engaging in human rights abuses.