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
The Week In Defense, Aug. 25–Sept. 1  2
Next-gen rotorcraft engine awards; U.S. Army seeks help countering UAS; More C295s for Indonesia; Lockheed tests counter-rocket interceptor
Report Urges U.S. To Scrap B61s In Europe  23
Washington Outlook column discusses B61 nuclear weapons in Europe, FlyerRights.org congressional ratings, Texan congressman banding together on space issues.
The Week In Defense, Aug. 18-25, 2016 
USAF beefing up the B-52; U.K. orders satellitelike UAV; Indonesia’s C-130H infusion; U.S. buys MQ-9 Reapers
A&D Dimes Helping Candidates In Tight Races  6
This week's Washington Outlook column discusses Raytheon as a big donor in the New Hampshire and Arizona Senate races, Shuster's tight race in Pennsylvania and SpaceX and Blue Origin’s Washington ties.
The Week In Defense, Aug. 11-18, 2016  1
Lockheed may move F-16 production to India; Argentina’s new trainer; helicopter market downturn; Germany increases readiness of Tiger helos.
Budget Tips For The Next President And Congress  6
This week's Washington Outlook column discusses how the next president can best secure a budget deal, FAA's certification of Moon Express and Virgin, and the presidential candidates' mixed messages on space policy.
The U.S. Air Force’s Big Plans 1
After years of planning for major milestones such as declaring the F-35A ready for combat, the U.S. Air Force is finally realizing a few of its dreams.
The Week In Defense, Aug. 4-11, 2016  1
Piaggio flies its MPA; U.S. bombers practice long-range mission; Russian companies beef up export marketing; Northrop wins contract for second Japanese E-2D.
Advice For Next President: U.S. Can’t Do It All  1
This week’s Washington Outlook looks at strategic options for the new president, NASA cash, presidential helicopter and new routes to Mexico.
The Week In Defense, July 28-Aug. 4, 2016 

India has signed a follow-on order to buy four maritime patrol aircraft from Boeing, worth about $1 billion, to replace the Indian navy’s fleet of Russian-origin Tu-142Ms. 

Podcast: Commercializing the Space Station 6
NASA and other governments may have an end date for the International Space Station, but private companies are creating their own for commercial purposes.
Trump’s National Security Shakeup  78
GOP candidate’s comments about NATO draw bipartisan rebukes | New window for reopening Ex-Im for business | Astronaut sidesteps Trump.
The Week In Defense, July 21-28, 2016 
Boeing’s second AF1 contract; Thailand’s new VIP transport aircraft; F-35Bs participate in war games; Orbital to make more missile defense targets.
Commercializing the Space Station
NASA and other governments may have an end date for the International Space Station, but private companies are creating their own for commercial purposes.
The Week In Defense, July 14-21  3
Boeing’s KC-46 fix; Pentagon seeks industry’s help for satcom; gathering data on pilot air quality; North Korean missile launch follows THAAD deal.
 

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