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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.

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Aug 13 2018

Bill asks Pentagon to examine more options for stopping North Korean missiles

WASHINGTON A bill signed by President Donald Trump on Monday asks the Pentagon to pursue more options for defeating U.S.-bound North Korean missiles by using radar and more missiles to spot and shoot down inbound threats.

Jul 30 2018

Pentagon should tighten oversight of foreign military sales fees -report

WASHINGTON, July 30 The Pentagon should tighten oversight of how it distributes close to $1 billion a year in fees it collects from ally countries when they buy U.S.-made weapons, a report by a government agency recommended on Monday.

Jul 30 2018

Pentagon creating software 'do not buy' list to keep out Russia, China

WASHINGTON The Pentagon is working on a software "do not buy" list to block vendors who use software code originating from Russia and China, a top Defense Department acquisitions official said on Friday.

Jul 26 2018

Raytheon earnings beat, but cash flow concerns hit shares

Tomahawk missile maker Raytheon Co on Thursday raised its earnings forecast for 2018 and reported stronger than expected results, but its shares fell on investor concerns about lower cash flow for the year.

Jul 25 2018

General Dynamics profit beats estimates on IT services demand

General Dynamics topped Wall Street estimates for quarterly profit on Wednesday, as the maker of Gulfstream jets and U.S. Navy ships benefited from stronger demand at its combat systems and information technology businesses.

Jul 24 2018

Lockheed Martin beats profit estimates, raises 2018 forecast

Demand for Lockheed Martin Corp's F-35 jet once again helped company profit beat Wall Street's expectations on Tuesday and the No. 1 U.S. defense contractor raised its forecast for the rest of the year.

Jul 20 2018

Esterline Technologies exploring potential sale: sources

Aerospace parts maker Esterline Technologies Corp is exploring a potential sale, two people familiar with the matter said on Friday.

Jul 19 2018

Boeing sees foreign orders making 40 percent of defense sales in a decade

FARNBOROUGH U.S. aerospace giant Boeing Co could generate more than 40 percent of its defence sales from international customers in a decade, the head of international sales told Reuters.

Jul 18 2018

Exclusive: U.S. offers India armed version of Guardian drone - sources

FARNBOROUGH, England The United States has offered India the armed version of Guardian drones that were originally authorized for sale as unarmed for surveillance purposes, a senior U.S. official and an industry source told Reuters.

Jul 16 2018

U.S. arms makers praise new U.S. weapons export policy

FARNBOROUGH, England U.S. arms makers attending the Farnborough Airshow in Britain on Monday lauded the U.S. government's push to sell more weapons overseas and said they expected European defence spending to increase in the coming years.

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