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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

08 Jan 2018

Exclusive - Trump to call on Pentagon, diplomats to play bigger arms sales role: sources

WASHINGTON The Trump administration is nearing completion of a new "Buy American" plan that calls for U.S. military attaches and diplomats to help drum up billions of dollars more in business overseas for the U.S. weapons industry, going beyond the limited assistance they currently provide, officials said.

18 Dec 2017

Lockheed hits 2017 F-35 delivery target despite production hiccups

Lockheed Martin Corp said that it hit its 2017 target to deliver 66 F-35 fighter jets to the U.S. and its allies last week, despite production problems as the defense contractor built 40 percent more jets this year.

15 Dec 2017

Lockheed to partner with Aerion to develop supersonic business jet

WASHINGTON Lockheed Martin Corp , the maker of the F-35 and F-22 fighter jets, is partnering with plane maker Aerion Corp to develop the world's first supersonic business jet.

08 Dec 2017

PWC to sell government services practice - sources

WASHINGTON Global financial auditing and consulting company PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP is exploring the sale of its government consulting practice, which could fetch about $500 million (£373.2 million), four people familiar with the matter said this week.

07 Dec 2017

Pentagon wants 12 month procurement time for major weapons programs, official

The Pentagon's acquisition chief said on Wednesday she wants to cut the time for major procurements to 12 months from an average of 2.5 years, speaking during a congressional hearing on the reorganization of the Defense Department's procurement system.

07 Dec 2017

Pentagon wants 12 month procurement time for major weapons programs, official

Dec 7 The Pentagon's acquisition chief said on Wednesday she wants to cut the time for major procurements to 12 months from an average of 2.5 years, speaking during a congressional hearing on the reorganization of the Defense Department's procurement system.

06 Dec 2017

MOVES-Houlihan Lokey government services bankers decamp for Baird

WASHINGTON, Dec 6 Two senior investment bankers specializing in government services, aerospace and defense are departing boutique investment bank Houlihan Lokey Inc for competitor Robert W. Baird, three people familiar with the moves said on Wednesday.

05 Dec 2017

Pentagon evaluating U.S. West Coast missile defence sites - officials

SIMI VALLEY, Calif The U.S. agency tasked with protecting the country from missile attacks is scouting the West Coast for places to deploy new anti-missile defences, two Congressmen said on Saturday, as North Korea's missile tests raise concerns about how the United States would defend itself from an attack.

03 Dec 2017

Exclusive - Pentagon evaluating U.S. West Coast missile defence sites: officials

SIMI VALLEY, Calif The U.S. agency tasked with protecting the country from missile attacks is scouting the West Coast for places to deploy new anti-missile defences, two Congressmen said on Saturday, as North Korea's missile tests raise concerns about how the United States would defend itself from an attack.

22 Nov 2017

Saudi Arabia agrees to buy $7 billion in precision munitions from U.S. firms: sources

Saudi Arabia has agreed to buy about $7 billion worth of precision guided munitions from U.S. defense contractors, sources familiar with the matter said, a deal that some lawmakers may object to over American weapons having contributed to civilian deaths in the Saudi campaign in Yemen.

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