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, Nov. 16-22, 2018 
Bangladesh to reduce dependence on foreign supplies; Bahrain welcomes two C-130Js; Elbit Asia-Pacific deal; Philippines receive Japanese helo parts.
Podcast: From China to New Zealand, the Latest in Launchers
China is drawing on existing technology with a proposed new manned launch vehicle, Moon rocket and is tweaking the design to make its Long March 8 reusable. Keep listening as Aviation Week editors reveal details of the Chinese space program and commercial endeavors by Rocketlab and SpaceX.
NASA Booster Culberson Loses Re-election Bid 
Rep. John Culberson’s (R-Texas) devotion to space exploration may have caught up with him in the 2018 midterm elections, as he lost to Democrat Lizzie Fletcher.
The Week In Defense, Nov. 8-15, 2018 
Will Australia equip its F-35s with maritime missiles by 2023? UK’s defense budget hole; Czech company to make missile engines, and Elbit to buy IMI.
The Week In Defense, Nov. 1-8, 2018 
Canada releases draft request for future fighter proposals; UTC adds capability to sensor camera; Gripen fires first missile test; IAI Wins Sky Capture Competition
SM-3 Block IIA Scores 2nd Kill Against Ballistic Target 
An exo-atmospheric SM-3 Block IIA interceptor scored a kill against a ballistic missile target on Oct. 26, marking the second successful test for the developmental weapon in four tries.
Pentagon Building Two Budgets To Highlight Tradeoffs 
Pentagon Comptroller David Norquist will be preparing two fiscal 2020 budgets—one at $700 billion and another 4.5% larger—to illustrate tradeoffs.
The Week In Defense, Oct. 25-Nov. 1, 2018 
KC-390 nears operational capability; Indian Navy chooses Barak 8; Israel nears heavy helo decision; Indonesia wants a break on KF-X, and Raytheon’s Amraam boost.
Podcast: Defense Trends: From Sales to Saudis, Budgets, Mergers and More
Capital Alpha Partners’ Byron Callan Byron Callan talks with our editors about the latest hot topics in defense.
Blue Origin Stretches New Glenn Second Stage 
Blue Origin decided that to reach all the orbits needed for by the Pentagon and the intelligence community, “we needed something with more performance and capability,” a company official says.
The Week In Defense, Oct. 18-25, 2018  3
Philippines eyes Gripen fighters; NATO exercise crash kills two; French Army prepares new weapon for Sahel deployment, and India readies new missile defense system.
Atlas V Lifts Off With Advanced Military Comm Sat 
After a five-year hiatus, the next member of the USAF's AEHF satellite system was launched into orbit on Oct.17 aboard a ULA Atlas V.
U.S. Air Force Takes Next Step To Protected Satcom 
The launch of AEHF-4 lays the groundwork for faster data transfer for the U.S. military, as the Air Force plans for rapid acquisition of a follow-on program.
George Krivo, CEO, DynCorp 
DynCorp CEO George Krivo discusses how the military and logistics services company has worked to stabilize itself through boom and bust cycles in the industry.
The Week In Defense, Oct. 12-19, 2018 
Embraer aims to get KC-390 flight-test program back on track; India buys S-400s; Poland buys countermeasure system, and Philippines equips helos with torpedoes.
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