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

Pressure builds for reform on civil asset forfeiture

Support is voiced for proposals to stop police from seizing property without compelling evidence of crime.

Holder limits local authorities’ ability to seize assets without proof

Holder limits local authorities’ ability to seize assets without proof

The action represents a sweeping check on the power of police to confiscate under federal law.

Data behind the story

Search the data behind the story of police seizures of hundreds of billions of dollars from Americans.

Lawmakers urge end to asset forfeiture sharing progam

The move comes as the Justice Department conducts a comprehensive review.