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.
 

Articles
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Trudeau: No Business For Canada With Boeing 
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau clammed the Chicago-base aerospace giant over its dispute with Bombardier.
Trudeau: ‘We Won’t Do Business’ With Boeing 
Less than one week after the U.S. State Department approved the sale of 18 Boeing Super Hornets to Canada, the Canadian prime minister said he will refuse to do business with the Chicago-based aerospace company.
Airline Exec Describes ‘Maddening’ ATC System  6
In this week's Washington Outlook: Skies in the U.S. are safe but slow, and an ongoing debate over how to secure the borders.
The Week In Defense, Sept. 14-21 
Canada’s potential purchase of F/A-18s receives U.S. approval; Turkey advances S-400 deal with Russia; Bahrain seeks F-16 Viper upgrade, and Indonesia will upgrade its F-16 fleet.
Satellites, Storms And Damage Left Behind 3
The devastation of this fall’s Gulf and Atlantic hurricanes was captured by satellite imagery.
U.S. State Dept. OKs Potential Sale Of 18 F-18s To Canada  1
Less than a year after the Canadian government started negotiating with Boeing to buy 18 F/A-18 Super Hornets, the U.S. State Department let Congress know on Sept. 11 it had approved a potential Foreign Military Sale of the aircraft.
Did FAA Overstate The Benefits of NextGen? 
In this week's Washington Outlook: Lawmakers pounce on inspector’s findings regarding FAA’s next-gen ATC modernization program; Congress makes a deal to keep the government open; and a view of why it is so hard to buy military space gear.
The Week In Defense, (Sept. 7-14, 2017) 
In this week’s roundup: a look at Japan’s plans for defense spending; test cleared for the next GPS III satellite; Australia considers upgrading Seahawk helicopters; and Poland buys a training system for SW-4 helicopters.
Podcast: U.S. Out of Easy Options in North Korea 13
As tensions on the Korean peninsula grow hotter and hotter, imposing costs on the U.S. military, Aviation Week editors discuss whether it is time to learn how to live with a nuclear North Korea.
The Week In Defense, Aug. 24-30, 2017  1
Israeli F-35s practice aerial refueling; Russian Helicopters starts work on Mi-38T transporters and produces first Mi-28UB dual-control helo; Cobham to supply KF-X weapons ejectors; Romania’s whopping artillery order.
Trump Elevates Stature Of U.S. Cyber Command 
The change will make Cyber Command its own unified combatant command, removing it from U.S. Strategic Command.
General Atomics Says UAS Export Rules Help China In Market  4
In this week’s Washington Outlook, General Atomics is trying to “educate” lawmakers to keep U.S. UAS technology at the forefront; the CBO scores the cost of ATC reform, and GAO sizes up the potential sale of old ICBM motors.
Maritime Strike Tomahawk Contract Expected Soon 
The U.S. Navy is expected to soon award a contract to Raytheon to integrate a seeker into Tomahawk missiles to enable the weapon to strike a moving target at sea.
The Week In Defense, Aug. 17-24, 2017 
A new name for Sukhoi’s T-50 fighter; Thailand seeks weapons for new frigate; Bahrain will join the ranks of C-130J-flying nations and Lockheed wins a major special operations logistics contract.
How To Respond To North Korean Aggression  31
In this week's Washington Outlook: The U.S. can intercept missiles bound for Guam, and it can launch offensive strikes, say Pentagon leaders.
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