NSA’s top talent is leaving because of low pay, slumping morale and unpopular reorganization

(Gary Cameron / Reuters)

Since 2015, the spy service has lost several hundred hackers, engineers and data scientists.


Congress shouldn’t let this crucial surveillance program lapse

(Matt McClain / The Washington Post)

Reform it — don’t allow it to expire.


Was a spy’s Parkinson’s disease caused by a secret microwave weapon attack?

Mike Beck believes his nervous system was damaged by a hostile country. But the National Security Agency will not endorse his workers’ compensation claim.


D.C. deputy mayor used employees for babysitting, inspector general finds

(Evelyn Hockstein / For The Washington Post)

Other allegations against top Bowser aide not substantiated, according to report


Amazon launches new cloud storage service for U.S. spy agencies

The new service will be provided through an existing $600 million contract with the intelligence community.


Senate bill would impose new privacy limits on accessing NSA’s surveillance data

It could influence debate as Congress nears a deadline to renew powerful spying authority.

Subcontracting: Silicon Valley’s riskiest work

Silicon Valley was built by subcontracted labor. Now subcontractors are fighting back.


John Raines, accomplice in 1971 burglary that revealed FBI abuses, dies at 84

(Michael S. Wirtz / AP/The Philadelphia Inquirer)

The ordained minister, who participated in the break-in with his wife, lived with his explosive secret for 43 years.


16-year-old is charged with murder in September shooting in D.C.

A roundup of news from across the region.


Md. man who rammed NSA gates during police chase in 2015 is convicted

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Dontae Small, 43, of Baltimore faces as much as 30 years in incident stemming from carjacking and high-speed pursuit.