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.

General Atomics Says UAS Export Rules Help China In Market  4
In this week’s Washington Outlook, General Atomics is trying to “educate” lawmakers to keep U.S. UAS technology at the forefront; the CBO scores the cost of ATC reform, and GAO sizes up the potential sale of old ICBM motors.
Maritime Strike Tomahawk Contract Expected Soon 
The U.S. Navy is expected to soon award a contract to Raytheon to integrate a seeker into Tomahawk missiles to enable the weapon to strike a moving target at sea.
The Week In Defense, Aug. 17-24, 2017 
A new name for Sukhoi’s T-50 fighter; Thailand seeks weapons for new frigate; Bahrain will join the ranks of C-130J-flying nations and Lockheed wins a major special operations logistics contract.
How To Respond To North Korean Aggression  31
In this week's Washington Outlook: The U.S. can intercept missiles bound for Guam, and it can launch offensive strikes, say Pentagon leaders.
Lawmakers Seek Help From Flight Restrictions 
President Donald Trump’s 17-day visit to his Bedminster, New Jersey, golf club is putting the squeeze on nearby airports and aviation-related ventures.
The Week in Defense, Aug. 10-17, 2017 
Russia and Indonesia move one corporate agreement closer to Su-35 deal, a new Make-In-India manufacturing facility, Battelle updates DroneDefender, and Northrop will modify J-Stars radios.
NASA’s Voyager at 40  3
Four decades into their travels through the Solar System, Voyager I and II are still providing data and information about the Solar System and beyond.
Lawmakers Say Administration Went Too Far In Pushing ATC Reform  1
In this week's Washington Outlook: Did Transportation officials improperly lobby Congress? House lawmakers say program delays show need for Space Corps; breaking Pentagon acquisition in two; and using robots to build budgets.
The Week In Defense, Aug. 3-10, 2017 
Croatia hunting for newer-model fighters; Romania boosts defense spending; U.S. tests nuclear-capable ICBM, and Switzerland seeks F-18 upgrades.
Lawmakers Cite Program Delays To Justify Space Corps 
House lawmakers are seizing on a pair of U.S. Air Force space program delays to support the need to create a Space Corps.
Musk: Falcon Heavy To Debut In November 
SpaceX founder Elon Musk has already tempered expectations for the launch, saying it is not likely to make it to orbit.
Lockheed Awarded $3.7 Billion Advance Payment For 50 F-35s  1
The Pentagon expects to definitize the contract for the latest tranche of low-rate initial production F-35s by the end of the year, along with one for F135 engines made by Pratt & Whitney.
Lawmakers Tread Carefully On Space-based Interceptors  1
In this week's Washington Outlook: Senator advocates first building sensor layer, Senate appropriators back NextGen ATM and NASA’s Mars-bound rocket and a look at what’s ahead for spending bills.
Marines Ground KC-130T Fleet After Fatal Accident 
Seventeen days after a mishap that killed 16 Marines and sailors, the U.S. Marine Corps is grounding its fleet of 12 KC-130T aircraft out of an abundance of caution.
The Week In Defense, July 27-Aug. 3, 2017 
Assembly of Czech training aircraft begins; Thai military preparing for more defense imports; Lockheed wins LRASM contract, and Hughes scores wideband satcom study deal.
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