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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

Apr 19 2018

Trump launches effort to boost U.S. weapons sales abroad

WASHINGTON The Trump administration rolled out a long-awaited overhaul of U.S. arms export policy on Thursday aimed at expanding sales to allies, saying it will bolster the American defense industry and create jobs at home.

Apr 19 2018

Trump launches effort to boost U.S. weapons sales abroad

WASHINGTON, April 19 The Trump administration rolled out a long-awaited overhaul of U.S. arms export policy on Thursday aimed at expanding sales to allies, saying it will bolster the American defense industry and create jobs at home.

Apr 17 2018

Arming the world: Inside Trump's 'Buy American' drive to expand weapons exports

WASHINGTON In a telephone call with the emir of Kuwait in January, U.S. President Donald Trump pressed the Gulf monarch to move forward on a $10 billion fighter jet deal that had been stalled for more than a year. | Video

Apr 17 2018

INSIGHT-Arming the world: Inside Trump's “Buy American” drive to expand weapons exports

WASHINGTON, April 17 In a telephone call with the emir of Kuwait in January, U.S. President Donald Trump pressed the Gulf monarch to move forward on a $10 billion fighter jet deal that had been stalled for more than a year.

Apr 16 2018

Pentagon revises request for cloud computing services

WASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Defense on Monday updated its request for proposals from potential bidders on a $10 billion project for cloud computing services, in a deal that has been closely watched because Amazon.com Inc has been considered to be a top contender.

Apr 12 2018

U.S. could reach goal of 355 ship Navy in 2030s: official

WASHINGTON The U.S. Navy could build its strength to 355 ships over a decade earlier than previously thought due to an increased shipbuilding budget and tempo as well as extending the service for some ships in the current fleet, a Pentagon official told a Congressional panel on Thursday.

Apr 11 2018

Exclusive: Pentagon stops accepting Lockheed F-35 jets over repair cost dispute

WASHINGTON The U.S. Department of Defense has stopped accepting most deliveries of F-35 jets from Lockheed Martin Corp because of a dispute over who will cover costs for fixing a production error, three people familiar with the matter said. | Video

Apr 10 2018

Huntington Ingalls says steel tariffs won't raise prices for now

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. Huntington Ingalls Industries, the largest shipbuilder for the U.S. government, said new tariffs on steel and aluminum should not impact the price of its own shipbuilding in the near-term, but does not know if tariffs will raise prices for its suppliers.

Mar 22 2018

U.S. Missile Defense Agency budget boosted to $11.5 billion

WASHINGTON The U.S. Missile Defense Agency saw its 2018 budget jump to its highest level on record at $11.5 billion in an appropriations bill on Thursday as the agency's head said he was exploring the use of armed drones to counteract North Korea.

Mar 20 2018

Exclusive: Trump to boost exports of lethal drones to more U.S. allies - sources

WASHINGTON President Donald Trump will soon make it easier to export some types of lethal U.S.-made drones to potentially dozens more allies and partners, according to people familiar with the plan. | Video

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