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.

Podcast: Rep. Rogers on Why the U.S. Needs a Space Corps 1
Listen in as House, Rep. Michael Rogers joins Aviation Week to explain how achieving the goal of a Space Force might unfold.
USAF, Boeing Agree To KC-46A Tanker Delivery Schedule  7
The agreement represents the next step in a saga to replace the service’s Eisenhower-era KC-135 tankers that has lasted close to two decades.
U.S. Senate Votes In Favor Of Blocking Turkish F-35 Sales 
The U.S. Senate has voted to lay the groundwork for blocking transfers of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter to Turkey.
After 75 Years, Skunk Works Positions For Future 
The occasion of Lockheed Martin Skunk Works’ 75th anniversary celebration on June 14 came during a time of transition for its leadership.
The Week In Defense, June 14-21, 2018 
Germany proceeds with Israeli UAV, Qatar to use Sniper pods on Rafale, India seeks support for Apache sale, and Philippines desires more FA-50s.
Congress Maintains Support For F-35 Production And Modernization  1
A likely cash infusion from Congress would come as the fighter program prepares for a full-rate production decision in 2019.
Ground-Launched SDB Clears Another Test 
Boeing and Saab announced June 7 that their Ground-Launched Small Diameter Bomb (GLSDB) successfully engaged a moving target that was 100 km (62 mi.) away.
Bridenstine: Hope Remains For The Space Station 
NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine signaled that the fate of the International Space Station is not as dire as it may have seemed in President Donald Trump’s fiscal 2019 budget request.
Bridenstine: Hope Remains For The Space Station 
Bridenstine said the Trump administration’s position on ISS funding has forced a conversation about what comes next.
SMC Has Plan To Make Itself Faster, Less Bureaucratic 
In a recent survey of the Space and Missile Systems Center’s workforce, the words most often used to describe the organization were “bureaucratic” and “slow.”
The Week In Defense, June 7-14, 2018  1
Leonardo’s EW decoy for transporters; Northrop wins missile defense sustainment work; Indonesia to buy C-130s; 11th batch of F135s; new GPS III payload arrives.
F-35 Program to ‘Resolve’ Deficiencies Before Full Production  7
The Pentagon has agreed to “resolve critical deficiencies” with the F-35 program before full-rate production begins, according to its response to a government watchdog report.
How The Pentagon Tries To Stay Ahead Of Cyberattacks 
Drawing lessons from the corporate sector, the military uses data from strikes to improve its cybersecurity.
General Atomics, Pratt Test Engine For MQ-25 Offering 
GA-ASI is touting its ability to speed testing of the engine it has picked for the UAV it has proposed for the USN's carrier-based refueling program, the MQ-25.
Trade Group Recommends Ways To Speed Answers About Exports 
The top U.S. trade association for the aerospace industry has a few ideas about how to expedite the nation’s notoriously slow system of exporting defense items.
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