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.

Lockheed Martin's Deep-Space Habitat Close Up  2
Lockheed Martin is one of seven U.S. companies building deep-space habitat concepts. Mark Carreau and Jen DiMascio toured the company's mock-up at its Littleton, Colorado facility.
House Bill Seeks End To Pentagon Space Traffic Role  2
Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-Okla.) is proposing legislation to tackle a broad range of space issues, foremost is ending the use of the Defense Department to manage space traffic.
GPS III Competition Draws Trio Of Responses 
Boeing, Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman vie for the next-generation satellite work.
USAF Space Official Calls For Rapid Space Prototyping 
The U.S. Air Force still needs to change its approach to setting requirements and providing funding for its space battle management and command and control (BMC2) efforts, according to the general who has tactical control of the Defense Department’s space operations.
Lawmaker Seeks New Space Traffic Management System 1
Oklahoma Republican Rep. Jim Bridenstine hopes to build consensus around space policy issues that could feed into a number of other bills – defense authorization, NASA reauthorization or FAA reauthorization — before the year is out.
Lockheed, Boeing Vie For Next GPS III Contract 
GPS incumbents Lockheed Martin and Boeing have submitted bids to produce the next installment of GPS III satellites for the U.S. Air Force.
Carter Pushes Pentagon Reforms 
Defense Secretary Ash Carter is embarking on some major Pentagon organizational reforms — including clarifying the role of the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and potentially creating a full-fledged cyber combatant command.
Bigelow, ULA Team to Launch B330, Possibly Berth At ISS 1
Bigelow Aerospace wants to berth its large B330 expandable habitat to the International Space Station (ISS) in 2020.
Senator Wants FAA To Remain In Control Of U.S. Airspace  16
Nelson points out that Pentagon controls 20% of airspace | Defense Secretary floats idea of full-fledged Cyber Command | NATO official defends the alliance
The Stopper: Key Senator Vows to Block Air Traffic Control Privatization 
The top Democrat on the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee is adamant about his opposition. “Air traffic control privatization is just not going to happen,” Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) said in a Senate floor speech.
Study: World Paid $1.7 Trillion For Defense In 2015 
The U.S. reduced spending by 2.4%, yet it still far outpaces the rest of the world.
The Week in Defense April 7-14, 2016  1
The ups and downs of global defense; Alaska air base to welcome F-35As; Pakistan orders Nine Viper Helicopters.
Cassini's Eyes on Saturn 1
NASA is daily adding to knowledge about Saturn and its moons. On April 4, the Cassini mission spacecraft was scheduled to flyby Titan. The cameras typically look in different directions, but during this flyby the Ultraviolet Imaging Spectrograph and the Ion and Neutral Mass Spectrometer will see the moon's atmosphere at the same latitude. The dual approach should supply solid data about the moon's atmospheric density.
Pentagon Explores Its Deep-Learning Options 
Work, Dunford discuss improved intelligence analysis; Senate to ask TSA administrator about airport security; elements of NASA’s SLS face delays and cost growth.
The Week In Defense, March 31-April 7, 2016  3
India-Russia team up on helo sustainment; sale of P-8s to U.K. advances; Lockheed receives F-35 modernization modification; and Space Fence opens test facility.

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