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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

Oct 18 2017

Pentagon chief asks Congress to not hinder cyber defense

WASHINGTON U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis this week asked Congress to halt pending legislation that would compel the U.S. to alert foreign governments when the Pentagon has decided to combat certain cyber attacks, according to a letter sent to lawmakers.

Oct 15 2017

California Senator Dianne Feinstein to face Democratic challenge in 2018 race

Democrat Kevin de Leon, president of the California State Senate, announced on Sunday he would run for the U.S. Senate in 2018, challenging incumbent Senator Dianne Feinstein.

Oct 11 2017

Exclusive - Game of Drones: U.S. poised to boost unmanned aircraft exports

WASHINGTON The Trump administration is nearing completion of new "Buy American" rules to make it easier to sell U.S.-made military drones overseas and compete against fast-growing Chinese and Israeli rivals, senior U.S. officials said. | Video

Sep 27 2017

Exclusive: Trump administration prepares to ease export rules for U.S. guns

WASHINGTON The Trump administration is preparing to make it easier for American gun makers to sell small arms, including assault rifles and ammunition, to foreign buyers, according to senior U.S. officials. | Video

Sep 17 2017

Northrop Grumman nears deal to purchase Orbital ATK: source

NEW YORK U.S. defense contractor Northrop Grumman Corp is poised to announce a purchase of missile and rocket maker Orbital ATK Inc as soon as Monday, a person familiar with the transaction said on Sunday.

Sep 08 2017

State Department approves $3.8 billion in arms sales to Bahrain: Pentagon

WASHINGTON The U.S. State Department has approved arms sales packages worth more than $3.8 billion to Bahrain including F-16 jets, upgrades, missiles and patrol boats, the Pentagon said on Friday.

Sep 05 2017

United Tech to buy Rockwell Collins for $30 billion

Aerospace supplier United Technologies Corp has struck a $30 billion agreement to buy avionics and interiors maker Rockwell Collins Inc , the companies said on Monday, in a deal that bulks up UTC's power with plane makers by creating one of the world's largest makers of civilian and defense aircraft components. | Video

Aug 29 2017

United Tech makes progress in Rockwell Collins talks: source

United Technologies Corp , owner of jet-engine maker Pratt & Whitney, has made progress in its talks to acquire aircraft component manufacturer Rockwell Collins Inc as it seeks to bulk up its aerospace business, a person familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.

Aug 27 2017

Trump could lift ban on military equipment for U.S. police: report

The U.S. government may soon lift a ban on the transfer of some surplus military equipment to police departments, according to a news report on Sunday.

Aug 25 2017

Veritas Capital explores sale of nearly $3 billion in high-tech portfolio assets: sources

WASHINGTON New York-based private equity firm Veritas Capital is exploring the sale of two high-tech portfolio companies, worth nearly $3 billion in total, as it looks to raise cash to fund new deals this Fall, people familiar with the matter told Reuters.

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