Jen DiMascio

Jen DiMascio
Managing Editor, Defense, Space & Security,
Aviation Week & Space Technology

Based in Washington, Jen manages Aviation Week’s worldwide defense, space and security coverage.
Prior to taking on her current role, Jen was Aviation Week's Congressional Editor. Jen came to Aviation Week in March 2011 from Politico, where she covered the intersection of defense and politics. She also worked as a reporter and editor for Defense Daily, Inside the Army, The Other Paper and The Columbus Dispatch.
Jen received a Master’s degree in journalism as a Kiplinger Fellow at the Ohio State University. She graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in history and journalism from the University of Michigan.

The Budget is Out; Now Congress Can Rework It 
In this week's Washington Outlook: Lawmakers may have to clean up 2018 budget request—if they can pass a bill; U.S. airline advocates try to stem expansion of Gulf carriers; and Trump’s NATO demands.
The Week In Defense, May 25-June 1  2
Boeing wins missile defense kill-vehicle contracts, UK’s RAF Fairford to host RC-135 Rivet Joint, North Korea’s latest missile test and the Swedish military buys satellite connectivity service.
Paris Air Show: A Showcase For Defense Competition  1
The F-35A flying display aims to attract attention as the global marketplace grows more and more intense.
SpaceX Launches Inmarsat Global Xpress Satellite 
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket successfully launched the fourth Inmarsat Global Xpress satellite May 15.
Lawmakers Weigh Differing ATC Options 
Republicans and Democrats differ on the wisdom of privatizing U.S. air traffic control.
Podcast: Turkey’s Aerospace Ambitions 6
By 2023, Turkey’s centenary, President Tayyip Edogan wants the nation’s aerospace industry to fly its indigenous TF-X fighter. But the new fighter is just the one example, as Turkey is developing a trainer/light attack aircraft, UAVs, missiles, helicopters and a gallium-nitride-based AESA radar.
Trump Budget Likely To Meet Political Buzz Saw In Congress  1
Don’t count on a big defense spending increase this year; report finds SLS NASA’s deadline rush cost millions, and the fight over air traffic control continues.
SpaceX Launches Inmarsat Global Xpress Satellite  22
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket successfully launched the fourth Inmarsat Global Xpress satellite May 15.
Intel Chiefs Warn About North Korean Threat  9
Officials won't offer date North Korea could marry nuclear warhead with ICBM; administration may expand laptop ban; Trump takes aim at carrier launch system.
CEO On T-X: DRS ‘Not Bidding A Lot Of Other $16 Billion Contracts’ 
Leonardo DRS’s Bill Lynn on the company’s prospects for trainer success, the U.S. defense budget and persistent questions about the sale of the company.
The Week In Defense May 11-18, 2017 
Turkey’s new family of missiles, Egypt asks for Archangel border patrol aircraft, Aerojet’s AR1 rocket engine on track to fly in 2019 and CAE to train UAV pilots in the UAE.
U.S. Government Shutdown Averted, But 2018 Budget Battles Loom  1
In this week’s Washington Outlook: Republicans lobby for end to defense budget limits, SpaceX seeks regulatory changes for broadband constellation and will the airlines regulate themselves?
The Week In Defense (May 4-11, 2017) 
In this week’s roundup: Japan considers missile defense system to counter North Korean threat, State Department approves potential U.S. Foreign Military Sales to New Zealand and Kenya and Russia’s Ka-52K completes first maritime test.
SpaceX Launches First Classified Satellite For NRO 
SpaceX launched its first satellite for the National Reconnaissance Office, the classified NROL-76, on May 1.
Is Trump Driving NATO Nations To Increase Defense Spending?  3
Trump and NATO defense spending; investor calls on Musk to stop cooperating with the president; the F-35’s air show prospects; and goodbye to a government shutdown.
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