Ellen Nakashima

ReporterWashington, D.C.


A decision on whether to act could come soon, close to a major state visit by President Xi Jinping.

  • Aug 30, 2015

But the ruling, which is strictly procedural, does not address the constitutionality of the program.

  • Aug 28, 2015

Authorities arrested two in Israel and two in Florida, but they were not charged with the breach.

  • Jul 21, 2015

The Obama administration’s reluctance to reveal evidence against Beijing reflects a divide in how the U.S. responds to commercial versus traditional espionage.

  • Jul 21, 2015

Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and others face challenge of limiting terrorists’ voice while preserving global platforms for expression.

  • Jul 16, 2015

Authorities pulled the plug on Darkode, an illicit Web site for trafficking tools for hackers.

  • Jul 15, 2015

Once asked by a lawmaker how many people work at the department, he replied: “About 60 percent.”

  • Jul 15, 2015

Information about a felony charge against the alleged S.C. shooter should have surfaced, the bureau says.

  • Jul 10, 2015

Two 2014 hacks of Office of Personnel Management systems exposed details — from fingerprints to financial and health records — about federal employees, contractors and their friends and families.

  • Jul 9, 2015

Over the past month, U.S. authorities arrested more than 10 people suspected of having ties to the group.

  • Jul 9, 2015
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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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