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 Week In Defense, Jan. 10-17, 2019 
Russia’s new ground-based satellite-zapping system; Indonesia buys Bell, Airbus helos; India’s Tejas edges closer to full operations; Staff changes at Pentagon.
Russia To Operate Satellite-Jamming System 
Russia will begin to operate two electronic warfare units—one of which uses a ground-based system to disable satellites—in 2019.
Predictions for 2019: What’s Next in Aerospace
From the advent of suborbital tourism to the launch of massive communication satellite constellations, space looms large in Aviation Week’s crystal ball. Listen is as our editors discuss the year ahead.
The Next Generation of GPS Satellites 
SpaceX scrubbed its first two GPS III satellite launch opportunities.
New Generation Of GPS Satellites Readies For Flight 
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket will loft the first U.S. Air Force GPS III satellite “Vespucci” into space Dec. 18.
Intelsat General Offering Inflight Connectivity To Military 
As the Pentagon looks to change how it buys satellite communication services, Intelsat General is offering a new managed service for military customers.
The Week in Defense, Dec. 13-20, 2018  2
Indonesia’s KF-X payment plan; France upgrades milspace capacity; Philippines on verge of two helicopter orders and a new Peruvian maintenance facility.
Inside The Mars InSight Mission 
InSight is designed to study what exists from about 1 mi. beneath the planet’s surface to its metal core, some 1,000 mi. below.
Podcast: Peril for the Pentagon?
Why President Trump’s view that current defense spending levels are “crazy” may not be off the mark.
USAF Orders 90-Day Review To Inform Future Space Plans 
USAF Secretary Heather Wilson and Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein have directed a 90-day review to inform the service’s space budget plans for fiscal 2021.
Podcast: Meet the Air & Space Museum’s Visionary New Leader
Why Ellen Stofan is confident humans will follow robots to Mars in less than 20 years and how she plans to bring the 42-year-old institution back to the future.
The Week in Defense, Nov. 29-Dec. 6, 2018 
Russia’s newest light transport aircraft; Egypt may buy $1 billion in Apache helos; the impact of Elbit’s IMI acquisition and Malaysia’s drone squadron.
A New Set Of Electronic Warfare Weapons 3
A look at some of the Pentagon and industry’s directed-energy efforts.
Lockheed, AWS Team Up To Create Data Downlink Service 
The partnership augments an Amazon Web Services Ground Station set of 12 parabolic antennas with a service provided by a new Lockheed Martin antenna network called Verge.
The Week In Defense, Nov. 22-29, 2018  1
Foreign sale package includes Japanese request for SM-3 missiles; Israeli Air Force plans F-15 purchase; U.S.’ air power demo; and Northrop to sustain J-Stars.
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