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.

Podcast: Modernizing U.S. Nuclear Forces 23
Nuclear weapons captured the interest of Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, and the issue of how to counter Russian and Chinese weapons will be at the forefront of the whoever wins the presidency. Aviation Week & Space Technology editors discuss some of those pending issues: programs to upgrade nuclear ICBMS, cruise missiles and bomber aircraft—and how to afford it all.
Lithium-ion Battery Limit Creates A Cottage Industry  1
In this week’s Washington Outlook: companies create new ways to contain potential battery fires; the hunt for new space policy champions; and a recommendation for changing remote-sensing regulations.
The Week In Defense, Oct. 27-Nov. 3  4
In this week’s roundup, the CH-53K is poised for production; an Indian and French company create a joint venture for helicopter maintenance; Embraer pays at least $205 million to settle corruption charges and a U.S. weather satellite breaks up in space.
Congressmen Urge Tougher Response To Russia’s Mystery Missile  21
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 7
Missions tend to fare better when countries share information and technology. That certainly appeared to be the case last week - from Russia's Soyuz launch , to China's Shenzou mission, Antares's return to flight, and a 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  5
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.
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