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
AIA President Says NASA Should Keep Monitoring Climate  5
America’s aerospace trade association said it is preparing for a “challenging” policy arena in both Washington and around the world.
Raytheon CEO: ‘We Don’t Get Into A Competition To Lose’  5
Tom Kennedy outlines why he thinks the U.S. Air Force will want the kind of low-risk T-X trainer Raytheon is offering.
The Week In Defense, Dec. 8-15, 2016  3
In this week’s roundup: Saudi Arabia on the verge of getting highly advanced F-15s, Russia’s land forces take delivery of an upgraded Buk SAM, Chile buys six S-70i Black Hawks and Russia prepares to export its Alligator helicopter.
Spending Bill For 2017 Would Fund Purchase of 15 KC-46As  48
A spending bill for early 2017 answers some of the Obama administration’s top procurement wishes—including allowing full production of aerial refueling tankers.
Raytheon CEO Bets On Low-Risk Trainer Bid 
Raytheon CEO Tom Kennedy is adamant that the company’s T-100 offering for the U.S. Air Force’s T-X competition is a must win for the company.
U.S. Posturing To Protect Space Presence  12
With more outreach to commercial industry and international partners, the U.S. is expanding the ways it approaches defense.
Will Aerospace Companies Think Twice About Moving To Mexico?  15
In this week’s Washington Outlook, outsourcing business seems suddenly unpopular, lawmakers ask for a flyoff between the F-35 and the A-10 and the head of Trump’s NASA transition team is named.
Podcast: Canada’s F-18 Surprise and the Outlook for Fighter Sales 26
From the Middle East, to India, Canada and Europe, our editors take stock of recent deals and announced sales of fighter aircraft, and size up how that will impact upcoming competitions.
Will Aviation Companies Think Twice About Moving to Mexico? 
Industry analysts see UTC's decision to keep 1,000 jobs in Indiana at the urging of President-elect Donald Trump as a sign that outsourcing is losing its luster.
The Week In Defense, Dec. 1-8  2
In this week’s roundup, Norway looks to upgrade its maritime patrol fleet, Singapore looks toward operations of a surveillance aerostat, Japan receives its first F-35, Raytheon scores a new Patriot sale and Poland buys Lockheed’s extended-range missile.
How A Do-Nothing Congress Could Stall Key Defense Procurements  20
In this week’s Washington Outlook: punting could limit number of KC-46A aircraft ordered this year; and a plan to send humans past Venus and Mars.
The Week in Defense, Nov. 24-Dec.1, 2016  4
In this week’s roundup: Russia tests engine for its T-50 fighter; Lockheed to upgrade F-16s for South Korea; Malaysia’s defense budget squeeze and Airbus advances Australian rotorcraft training program.
Podcast: What Will Trump Do For Aerospace And Defense? 2
U.S. president-elect Donald Trump is just beginning to form his team. What will it mean for aerospace, aviation, NASA, trade and the economy?
How Will Trump Handle Russian Threat?  37
In this week’s Washington Outlook: Heritage Foundation on military options for new administration; Trump may back bilateral space ties with China; and the flood of new UAV pilots.
The Week in Defense, Nov. 17-24, 2016  2
In this week’s roundup: Singapore air force’s unusual runway, Poland receives two of eight new trainer aircraft, MBDA tests laser technology and Rolls-Royce partners with the U.S. Air Force to maintain Global Hawk engines.
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