Jerry Markon

ReporterWashington, D.C.


The awards are one of many steps taken by DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson to boost staff morale.

  • May 15, 2015

The Department of Homeland Security strives to bring 22 agencies together as one smooth-running department.

  • Apr 24, 2015

Though both sides said they thought the arguments before the court had gone well, lawyers supporting the Obama administration seemed a bit more confident.

  • Mar 4, 2015

Several hundred supporters of the law rallied outside the court.

  • Mar 4, 2015

A Silicon Valley start-up was poised to produce a breakthrough device that could test microorganisms.

  • Feb 27, 2015

Morale and management — already problems at the department — could suffer.

  • Feb 26, 2015

  • Feb 24, 2015

At least four studies in recent years have left some wondering about how much effort is going to real fixes.

  • Feb 20, 2015

Headquarters project is already more than $1.5 billion over budget and 12 years behind schedule.

  • Feb 12, 2015

Overall, the department that protects Americans from terrorists and other criminals would get $28.7 billion in the new spending plan.

  • Feb 2, 2015
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Jerry Markon covers the Department of Homeland Security for the Post’s National Desk. He also serves as lead Web and newspaper writer for major breaking national news. Previously, he was a political/government accountability reporter, focusing on short-term investigative stories about the Affordable Care Act, lobbying and other topics. In 2012, Markon wrote in-depth stories about the U.S. presidential candidates and was one of the Post’s main deadline writers in the campaign’s critical final month. Before that, he spent nine years covering the federal courthouse in Alexandria, Va. and the Justice Department, writing about major national security cases and other law enforcement and legal topics. He has also covered the U.S. Supreme Court, anchored the Post’s blog on Justice Sonia Sotomayor’s nomination and chronicled the war-crimes trial of Osama bin Laden’s driver at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Markon came to the Post in early 2003 from The Wall Street Journal, where he covered the federal courthouse in Manhattan. He has also worked for Newsday, the Associated Press and the (Memphis) Commercial Appeal. Markon has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and a Master’s in International Affairs from Columbia University.
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