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Ellen Nakashima

National Security Reporter, The Washington Post


Ellen Nakashima is a national security reporter with The Washington Post. She writes about U.S. - IndoPacific security issues, and the intersection of intelligence, technology and national security. She has covered cyber policy from the George W. Bush to Biden administrations, including China’s penetrations of American critical infrastructure and the Russian hack of the DNC in 2016. She has been a member of three Pulitzer-prize winning teams at The Post for reporting on security failures that contributed to the Jan. 6, 2021 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, Moscow’s efforts to influence the 2016 election, and the hidden scope of National Security Agency surveillance.

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