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Jeff Mason is a White House Correspondent for Reuters and the 2016-2017 president of the White House Correspondents’ Association. He was the lead Reuters correspondent for President Barack Obama's 2012 campaign and interviewed the president at the White House in 2015. Jeff has been based in Washington since 2008, when he covered the historic race between Obama, Hillary Clinton and John McCain. Jeff started his career in Frankfurt, Germany, where he covered the airline industry before moving to Brussels, Belgium, where he covered the European Union. He is a Colorado native, proud graduate of Northwestern University and former Fulbright scholar.

Twitter handle: @jeffmason1

17 Nov 2017

Raytheon gets OK for $10.5 billion Patriot sale to Poland: Pentagon

The U.S. State Department approved a possible $10.5 billion sale of Raytheon Co's Patriot missile defense system to Poland, the Pentagon said on Friday.

09 Nov 2017

Pentagon's chief buyer wants to speed up foreign arms sales

WASHINGTON The Pentagon's chief weapons buyer is eager to speed up foreign military sales to allies, and boost the profits and financial health of U.S. defense contractors, she told reporters ahead of her trip this week to the Dubai Airshow.

09 Nov 2017

AIRSHOW-Pentagon's chief buyer wants to speed up foreign arms sales

WASHINGTON Nov 9 The Pentagon's chief weapons buyer is eager to speed up foreign military sales to allies, and boost the profits and financial health of U.S. defense contractors, she told reporters ahead of her trip this week to the Dubai Airshow.

08 Nov 2017

Congress finalizes $700 billion defense spending plan

WASHINGTON Members of U.S. congressional defense committees said on Wednesday they supported a plan for $700 billion in defense spending in fiscal year 2018, backing President Donald Trump's call for a boost for the military. 

08 Nov 2017

U.S. Congress finalizes $700 billion defense spending plan

WASHINGTON Nov 8 Members of U.S. congressional defense committees said on Wednesday they supported a plan for $700 billion in defense spending in fiscal year 2018, backing President Donald Trump's call for a boost for the military.

07 Nov 2017

Sweden seeks to buy $1 billion U.S. Patriot air defense missile system

STOCKHOLM/WASHINGTON Sweden will start negotiations on a $1.2 billion Raytheon Co Patriot air defense missile system, as interest in missile defense systems strengthens amid heightened regional tensions and ballistic missile technology improves globally.

01 Nov 2017

Lockheed F-35 deliveries were halted for 30 days: Pentagon

WASHINGTON The Pentagon halted shipments of Lockheed Martin Corp's F-35 fighter jets for 30 days this fall after it discovered corrosion around fasteners and a fix was devised, the Pentagon and Lockheed said on Wednesday.

01 Nov 2017

EXCLUSIVE-Lockheed F-35 jet-fighter deliveries were halted for 30 days -sources

WASHINGTON Nov 1 The Pentagon halted shipments of Lockheed Martin Corp's F-35 fighter jets for 30 days this fall after it discovered corrosion around fasteners and a fix was devised, people familiar with the situation said.

26 Oct 2017

CEOs suggest Trump tax cut may lift investors more than jobs

WASHINGTON U.S. President Donald Trump is selling tax reform to Americans on the promise it will create extra income for companies to invest in their businesses and create jobs. Some of the biggest companies have very different plans.

26 Oct 2017

Lockheed's F-35 fighter jet program has spare parts shortage: GAO

Spare parts for Lockheed Martin Corp's stealthy F-35 fighter jets are not keeping up with demand according to a report out on Thursday from the U.S. Government Accountability Office.

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