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

SBA will lift suspension of MicroTech CEO

Anthony R. Jimenez can resume control of the federal contractor in May after undergoing ethics training.

MicroTech consultant disputes firm’s stance on statements

MicroTech consultant disputes firm’s stance on statements

The man hired to help the firm gain special federal status says he vetted information with the firm’s chief.

MicroTech allowed to resume federal contracting

MicroTech allowed to resume federal contracting

SBA lifts ban on small business contractor after chief executive temporarily gives up control.

MicroTech surfaces in HP fraud investigation

MicroTech surfaces in HP fraud investigation

The Air Force alleges that a local contractor helped a British firm inflate sales before a Hewlett Packard deal.