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.

From Scandal To Sale, A Mixed Year For Brazilian Defense 
Defense spending in Brazil projected to rise over the next five years, despite a pledged 20-year freeze on government funding increases.
Where Pentagon Spending Is Headed For 2017  1
Congress prioritizes readiness, troop increases over procurement in 2017.
The Week In Defense, Dec. 22-29, 2016 
In this week’s roundup: Italy receives Conformal Airborne Early Warning aircraft; Northrop adds refueling capability to E-2D Hawkeye; Antonov rolls out An-132 prototype and Bulgaria is in the market for secondhand fighters.
Podcast: What to Look for in 2017 3
Aerospace & Defense 2017 is the latest version of our annual predictor of trends to watch across all the fields we cover. With that issue in the bag, we talk with our top editors about what to look for in 2017.
U.S. State Department Reviews Support To Saudi Arabia 
The U.S. State Department is reviewing the potential sale of precision munitions to Saudi Arabia, in light of concerns about thousands of civilian deaths due to Saudi airstrikes in Yemen.
The Week In Defense, Dec. 15-22, 2016  1
Former Indian air force chief faces charges related to the AW101 helicopter scandal; the Philippines builds a fleet of FA-50 fighters; Lithuania beefs up surface-to-air missile force; and the U.S. State Department reviews munition sales to Saudi Arabia.
Podcast: SpaceX’s Road to Recovery 2
What the space-launch upstart thinks went wrong in September, what the delay means for its customers and how the company has handled losses in the past. Plus, Orbital ATK’s Pegasus launch and a John Glenn remembrance.
Is Senator Sessions Going Soft On Russia?  7
In this week’s Washington Outlook: Sessions urges more peaceful relations with Russia, American Airlines faces tarmac delay fines and Warren joins the Senate Armed Services Committee.
Leader Spotlight: Tom Kennedy, CEO, Raytheon 
Raytheon CEO Tom Kennedy recently sat down in his office at the company’s Waltham, Massachusetts, headquarters with Aviation Week.
Promise And Peril: Raytheon CEO On The New Technology Revolution 7
Raytheon CEO Tom Kennedy talks to Aviation Week’s editors about its cyberbusiness and transformational technologies.
AIA President Says NASA Should Keep Monitoring Climate  24
America’s aerospace trade association said it is preparing for a “challenging” policy arena in both Washington and around the world.
Podcast: AIA’s Dave Melcher on Tweeting and The Trump Transition 6
In an environment where a Tweet can move markets, the head of the Aerospace Industries Association is urging companies to stick to the facts.
Raytheon CEO: ‘We Don’t Get Into A Competition To Lose’  6
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  5
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  52
A spending bill for early 2017 answers some of the Obama administration’s top procurement wishes—including allowing full production of aerial refueling tankers.
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