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.

U.S. ATC Reform Draws Support At Industry Summit  2
In this week’s Washington Outlook, American Airlines and others continue fight to overhaul the FAA; U.S. needs to move faster to counter Chinese and Russian space prowess; rethinking Syrian conflict; Boeing can sell aircraft to Iran.
Podcast: Highlights From The Air Force Association Symposium 4
Aviation Week editors break down some of the highlights at this year’s Air Force Association symposium – from the Air Forces plans to pursue a weaponized KC-Z tanker.
The Week In Defense, Sept. 22-29  1
In this week’s roundup, a South Korean company agrees to market Israeli-made loitering munitions in the Pacific nation; the Argentinian air force buys a handful of training aircraft; BAE Systems advances microchip technology; and Orbital ATK shows off an extended-range version of the Advanced Anti-Radiation Guided Missile.
Sizing Up Israel’s Military Aid Package  16
In this week’s Washington Outlook, the U.S. will provide $38 billion in military to Israel over the next 10 years; business groups want to restore Ex-Im bank’s ability to approve major deals; and the Air Force needs more time to upgrade its air traffic avionics systems.
U.S. Air Force Seeks Relief From FAA’s NextGen Mandate 
The U.S. Air Force will be appealing to the FAA for exemptions to its mandate that all aircraft be equipped with Next Generation air traffic management system equipment by Jan. 1, 2020.
The Week In Defense, Sept. 15-22, 2016 
In this week's defense roundup: Belarus testing weaponized UAV, Antonov to fly light airlifter before 2017, NRO focuses on ground systems and algorithms, and Indonesia test flies first of five retrofitted C-130Bs.
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Will Gimmickry Delay Defense Budget Deal?  1
This week’s Washington Outlook sizes up the impact of the Pentagon’s strategy to threaten a defense budget bill veto, ways around regulations slowing remote-sensing industry sales and a big deal for counter-drug mission aircraft.
Podcast: Security in Europe 1
Nearly two months after the attempted coup in Turkey, the Turkish air force is facing a severe pilot shortage. Our editors describe the unfolding events there, as well as the U.S. military’s thoughts on training pilots worldwide. Plus, what military officers in Baltic countries are thinking about air power.
The Week In Defense, Sept. 8-14, 2016 
In this defense roundup, India’s Light Utility Helicopter, Spain’s first A400M fly, Poland may seek Patriots and a Predator B could get European certification.
Cyclone May Enter Medium-Class Launch Market  2
Ukrainian company seeks $155 million investment to build a space launch facility in North America.
Clinton and Trump: The Presidential Promises  6
In this week’s Washington Outlook, presidential hopefuls outline a few Pentagon policies; Florida lawmakers likely to seek fixes for damaged launch pad.
Falcon 9 Explodes During Pad Test At Cape Canaveral  9
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket exploded at 9:07 a.m. Sept. 1 on the launch pad at Cape Canaveral as it was preparing for a prelaunch test.
The Week In Defense, Sept. 1-7, 2016 
Canada buys Blackjack UAS; F-35Bs to deploy to Central Command; CVN 78 carrier under the microscope; South Korea receives Apache pilot trainer.
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, congressional ratings, Texan congressman banding together on space issues.

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