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.

The Week In Defense (April 27-May 4, 2017) 
Singapore upgrades Apache fleet, defense spending up worldwide, the latest U.S. ICBM test, and Indian Navy tests land-attack Brahmos
U.S. Navy Further Limits T-45 Flying To 5,000 ft. 
The U.S. Navy has further restricted flying in the Boeing T-45C Goshawk after one instructor pilot reported headaches after performing dynamic flying in the troubled tandem-seat trainer.
Lawmakers To Investigate T-45 Oxygen System  5
In this week’s Washington Outlook: Navy’s trainer pilots report symptoms of hypoxia, outlook for defense budget showdown, ways to scuttle aircraft sales to Iran and appointees to the Ex-Im Bank.
The Week In Defense, April 20-27 
India prepares to export its light combat aircraft and an Indian-manufactured Advanced Hawk, U.S. aims to keep airborne brigade in Alaska, BAE and DRS team up on missile warning system, and the Navy provides more money to MQ-25 aspirants ahead of a request for proposals.
Podcast: Decoding the F-15 Retirement Proposal 41
With a limited budget and a strategic need for airpower, the U.S. Air Force is weighing its future fighter fleet options. Our editors discuss the idea of retiring National Guard F-15s in favor of upgrading F-16s.
Congress Joins Passenger-Ejection Backlash
The viral video of a 69-year-old man being violently dragged off a United Express jet April 9 for refusing to give up his paid seat was just too much for the U.S. Congress to pass up.
Trump Sees Benefit In Export-Credit Agency 
U.S. President Donald Trump believes the bank, which provides loan guarantees and other assistance to foreign customers buying U.S. goods, “is a very good thing." That is a reversal of what he said while campaigning for office.
Ex-Im Bank Wins Presidential Support  16
Trump pledges to appoint two reform-minded bank board members.
The Week In Defense, April 13-20  1
Canada Halts CH-148 Flights, Leonardo beefs up the light-attack version of its M-346, Rostec plans to upgrade Russian Iskander missiles and India is developing lightweight torpedoes for export.
Canada Grounds CH-148 Cyclones 
Canada halted flights on its CH-148 Cyclones after one of the Sikorsky helicopters experienced a change in its descent rate during a training flight.
Podcast: The Race to Develop New Rocket Engines 5
The United Launch Alliance is close to choosing an engine for its Vulcan rocket between Blue Origin’s BE-4 and Aerojet Rocketdyne’s AR-1. Meanwhile Orbital ATK is pitching a solid rocket motor for the Air Force’s Evolved Expendable Launch Vehicle launch system. Aviation Week editors have the details.
GE CEO Prioritizes Tax Reform, Deregulation  5
In this week's Washington Outlook: Jeff Immelt urges business leaders not to count on government help, ATC reform may not tax GA operators, the NRO seeks more willingness to accept risk and the Air Force and FAA to start space traffic management pilot program.
Lockheed Merges Commercial, Civil Space Units 
In an attempt to get ahead of business trends, Lockheed Martin is combining its civil and commercial space lines of business into one unit.
U.S. Needs Space Force To Spend Properly On Domain, Lawmaker Says 
Money is one of the key reasons the U.S. needs a new military service dedicated to space, says Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Ala.).
The Week In Defense, April 6-13, 2017  2
Germany’s battle of the heavy-lift helicopters, India to buy 100 Barak-1 missiles while it looks to replace the type, Malaysia not ready to commit to Dassault Rafale fighters, and Aero Vodochody gets back into the light fighter game.
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