Ellen Nakashima

ReporterWashington, D.C.


The loss of terrorism and spy tools would put national security at risk, the Obama administration argues.

  • May 27, 2015

The measure would have ended the NSA’s bulk collection of private phone records. Senators aren’t convening again until May 31, just hours before the legal authority for the existing program expires.

  • May 23, 2015

The department took seven years to adopt rules that would have protected the privacy of Americans.

  • May 21, 2015

Senate remains divided on how to proceed with renewal of bulk phone-record collection program.

  • May 21, 2015

Without an extension from Congress by Friday, the agency will have to begin shuttering the program.

  • May 20, 2015

The indictment is part of a more aggressive stance by the U.S. to deter Chinese economic espionage.

  • May 19, 2015

Apple, Google and others urge the White House to reject measures that weaken data privacy.

  • May 19, 2015

Agency says nondisclosure agreements do not preclude police from discussing the equipment’s use.

  • May 14, 2015

But the measure may stall because Senate Republican leaders want to renew the program.

  • May 13, 2015

The bipartisan USA Freedom Act, the administration said, strengthens the surveillance law’s privacy protections.

  • May 12, 2015
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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.
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