Ellen Nakashima

ReporterWashington, D.C.


High turnover among Homeland Security leaders is a result of what employees describe as a dysfunctional work environment, abysmal morale and the lure of private firms paying top dollar.

  • Sep 21, 2014

The nation’s secretive surveillance court recently released a redacted opinion that addresses the scope of First Amendment protections in terrorism investigations.

  • Sep 15, 2014

Memos written by then-Assistant Attorney General Jack Goldsmith detail the president’s powers.

  • Sep 6, 2014

The ACLU argued before a panel in New York that the bulk collection of phone records is unconstitutional.

  • Sep 2, 2014

Days, weeks or longer can pass between when a company learns of a cyber-crime and when its customers do.

  • Aug 28, 2014

The FBI is investigating cyberattacks against the computers of JPMorgan Chase and other U.S. banks.

  • Aug 27, 2014

Report concludes that official’s remarks about a disabled veteran were “wholly unprofessional.”

  • Aug 27, 2014

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

  • Aug 9, 2014

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

  • Aug 6, 2014

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

  • Jul 31, 2014
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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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