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.

Congressmen Urge Tougher Response To Russia’s Mystery Missile  15
Pentagon should apply sanctions and prepare a military plan to halt deployment of ground-launched cruise missile, they argue.
Podcast: In Space, International Cooperation Counts
Missions tend to fare better when countries share information and technology. That certainly appeared to be the case during this busy week in space—from Russia's Soyuz launch to the International Space Station, to China's Shenzou mission, Antares's return to flight and the European Space Agency's rocky landing on Mars.
USAF Takes Control Of Space Surveillance Telescope 
The U.S. Air Force is taking control of a Darpa telescope that can track thousands of tiny objects sailing through space about 22,370 mi. above Earth.
The Week In Defense, Oct. 20-27, 2016 
In this week’s roundup: India buys Russian SAMs; Taiwan begins production of a Patriot-like air defense system; U.S. Air Force prepares to send a powerful telescope to Australia; and Malaysia gets an up-close look at Typhoon fighters.
Next Administration Urged To Maintain U.S.-India Defense Trade Ties  17
In this week’s Washington Outlook: a White House official looks at continued cooperation with India, including fighter sales; Obama touts Mars exploration; and Southwest Airlines starts flights to Cuba.
The Week In Defense, Oct. 13-20, 2016 
In this week’s roundup: DigitalGlobe acquisition adds to its analysis prowess; Bangladesh buys a C295W; Raytheon wraps up risk-reduction testing on GPS III OCX; and the U.S. Army opts for a new version of the Switchblade UAV.
Guarding Pentagon Weapons Against Cyberattack  4
Raytheon adds network protections to avionics for Bell Boeing’s V-22 under an existing $250 million sustainment contract.
Boeing Military Aircraft Exec On Iterative Innovation  14
Shelley Lavender explains how Boeing continues to reinvent platforms by adding technology during sustainment and production.
When Pratt And GE’s Parochial Interests Come Together  3
In this week’s Washington Outlook, research funding for advanced helicopter engines; the SpaceX-ULA spat; managing risk at the border and the hunt for counter-UAV technology.
Podcast: Future Army Helicopters, Who’s Up, Who’s Down 2
How airframe and engine contractors are responding to the U.S. Army’s Future Vertical Lift plans. Oh, and a bit about the F-35, too.
Leader Spotlight: Shelley Lavender, President, Boeing Military Aircraft 
View the Leader Spotlight: Shelley Lavender, President, Boeing Military Aircraft in PDF format.
The Week In Defense, Oct. 6-13, 2016 
In this week’s roundup, U.S. Army upgrades Hellfires; Philippines receive Korean light attack aircraft; Romania accepts Portugese F-16s; managing space traffic.
Another Republican Backs Clinton  49
This week’s Washington Outlook: Virginia statesman praises Clinton; debate on reorganizing military space; and FAA probes Santa Monica’s airport closure plan.
The Week In Defense, Sept. 29-Oct. 5, 2016  1
In this week’s roundup, the U.S. Navy awards the first of two MQ-25 Stingray contracts; Europe takes another step toward a combat UAV; UK Defense Ministry backs space-based manufacturing; and Draken International helps the Japanese test a surface-to-air missile.
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.

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