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.

Kenn Borek Air Crew Wins 2017 Laureate for Heroism 6
The 2017 Philip J. Kass Laureate for Heroism goes to the rescue crew of Kenn Borek Air for their South Pole flight to rescue sick workers.
House Will Start Debate on 2017 Defense Spending Bill  2
In this week’s Washington Outlook, a jaundiced view of this year’s budget debate, NASA plans to buy more Russian rocket rides and a surge in attempts to carry weapons on to passenger aircraft.
The Week in Defense, March 2-9, 2017 
War crimes in Syria; Australia to buy new Jetwave communications system for transport aircraft; France chooses Leonardo radar for aircraft bound for North Africa; and Raytheon wins massive early-warning radar contract.
Trump’s Defense Budget Plan Faces Multi-front Battle  24
President Donald Trump’s proposal for a $54 billion increase in defense spending will face significant hurdles in Congress—and not just by those who oppose the administration’s planned offsets in non-defense discretionary spending.
U.S. Air Force Chief Pleads For Budget Action  13
Gen. Goldfein says the lack of a fiscal 2017 budget could do more damage than any enemy.
The Week In Defense, Feb. 23-March 2  2
Study shows dramatic rise in U.S. weapons exports, MBDA seeks new markets for Sea Venom missile, Russia and India agree to more cooperation on T-50 fighter.
Podcast: F-35 And The Future Of U.S. Airpower 124
Limitations on the F-35’s strike capability may prompt fresh thinking in the military about how it uses and upgrades existing aircraft.
SpaceX Launches Tenth ISS Resupply Mission  33
The launch marks a shift for the historic Launch Complex 39A at Cape Canaveral from government to commercial launches.
SpaceX Scrubs NASA Commercial Resupply Launch 
The launch is now scheduled for Feb. 19 at 9:38 a.m. local time.
Will Missile Defense Spending Rebound?  21
Arizona congressman sees an opportunity to make up for lost ground in missile defense realm.
The Week In Defense, Feb. 15-22, 2017 
China’s air-to-air missile arsenal, Taiwan modifying Chingkuo fighter as a trainer, India’s new AWACS aircraft, Orbital wins military satellite contract and a C295W training services contract for CAE.
Trump Trashes NextGen Air Traffic Control Modernization  8
In this week’s Washington Outlook: the president meets with airline executives, generals describe a budget crisis without admitting failure, the battle for heavy-launch business and an argument for commercialized space-traffic control.
The Week In Defense, Feb. 9-16, 2017  2
In this week’s roundup, Malaysia’s coast guard will own UAVs, Belgium joins U.S. space situational awareness efforts, U.S. Navy to buy one fewer MQ-4 Triton and a South Korean Foreign Military Sale for Raytheon missiles.
U.S. Navy Asks To Buy One Fewer Triton To Pay For Overruns 
The Navy has asked Congress to buy one fewer Triton UAV to pay for cost overruns in development.
Trump’s Hiring Freeze Includes Pentagon Negotiators  2
In this week’s Washington Outlook, hiring freeze complicates Pentagon weapons procurement, IATA response to Muslim immigration ban, defense budget tracker, testing Trump’s mettle, and the makeup of the NSC.
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