The Washington Post

Jerry Markon

ReporterWashington, D.C.


“Considerable uncertainty” about BioWatch system, audit says

  • Nov 25, 2015

Space travel seems glamorous but is riddled with risks.

  • Nov 23, 2015

Vetting Syrian refugees poses a quandary: how do you screen people from a war-torn country that has few criminal and terrorist databases to check?

  • Nov 17, 2015

The action is the latest step in a decades-long crackdown on tobacco products that help kill hundreds of thousands of Americans each year.

  • Nov 12, 2015

Agency arrests more child predators through better use of technology

  • Nov 12, 2015

Advocates are preparing to commemorate the first anniversary of Presdident Obama’s announcement of the program.

  • Nov 12, 2015

The project is expected to cost up to $3.1 billion and be done nearly four years from now.

  • Nov 11, 2015

Poor planning and software defects keep USCIS a paper-based agency, despite more than $1 billion spent.

  • Nov 8, 2015

Mayorkas travels to the land of his birth amid strengthening U.S.-Cuba ties.

  • Nov 4, 2015

Congress requires DHS to assess northern border security.

  • Oct 29, 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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