Robert O’Harrow
Staff Writer

Robert O’Harrow Jr. is a reporter with the investigative unit of The Washington Post who has focused on privacy, national security, federal contracting and the financial world. In two decades at The Post, he has won multiple journalism awards. They include the 2013 Sigma Delta Chi Award for Zero Day, a series about cybersecurity and cyberwar, and a regional Emmy for a Zero Day video. O’Harrow previously won the top prize from Investigative Reporters and Editors for exposing fraud, waste and abuse in homeland security contracting. O’Harrow has been a Pulitzer Prize finalist twice, most recently in 2009 for a series of explanatory stories about the global financial crisis, and a four-time finalist for the Gerald Loeb Award for business writing. He is the author of the 2005 book “No Place to Hide,” about data profiling, surveillance and national security. He was co-producer of a radio documentary by the same name. In 2003, he won the Carnegie Mellon Cybersecurity Journalism Award.

Latest by Robert O’Harrow

House lawmaker questions asset forfeiture program

Rep. Sensenbrenner said the “implications on civil liberties are dire” in a letter to the attorney general.

Asset seizures fuel millions in police spending

Asset seizures fuel millions in police spending

EXCLUSIVE | Police agencies nationwide routinely buy vehicles and weapons with money and property seized under federal civil forfeiture law from people who were not charged with a crime.

Changes to asset-forfeiture laws draw bipartisan support

Civil liberties activists, legal specialists and Hill staffers met to strategize on curbs to seizure laws.

Stop and Seize: How aggressive police take millions from motorists not charged with crimes

The reports behind The Washington Post's Stop and Seize investigative report take questions live.