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.
 

Articles
SpaceX Returns To Flight, Deploys Iridium Satellites, Sticks Landing 
Elon Musk’s SpaceX restored some of its luster Jan. 14 with the launch of a Falcon 9 for the first time since an on-pad explosion on Sept. 1.
U.S. Air Force Chief Backs Idea Of Low-Cost Fighter Fleet  158
The U.S. Air Force chief of staff endorses the idea of buying 300 low-cost, light-attack fighters for counterterrorism missions as a “great idea.”
SpaceX Deploys Iridium Satellites, Makes Soft Landing On Barge  1
Elon Musk’s SpaceX returned the Falcon 9 to flight status after a successful Jan. 14 launch.
McCain Proposes $430B Defense Boost Over Five Years 
President Barack Obama had projected a slight increase in Pentagon spending in the coming years. But Obama’s 0.4% nudge is nothing compared to the $430 billion spike that Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) says is required.
SpaceX Returns To Flight, Deploys Iridium Satellites, Sticks Landing  34
Elon Musk’s SpaceX restored some of its luster Jan. 14 with the launch of a Falcon 9 for the first time since an on-pad explosion on Sept. 1.
Mattis Clarifies Threat Posed By Russia  25
In this week’s Washington Outlook, Mattis pledges to defend NATO, the continued scrutiny of F-35 costs and the FAA proposes a new way to navigate the East Coast.
CAE Wins NATO Fast-Jet, U.S. Army Helo Training Contracts 
CAE has signed a pair of training services contracts worth more than C$1 billion ($760 million).
The Week In Defense, Jan. 12-19, 2017  1
In this week’s roundup, Pentagon allows Raytheon to sell SM-6 abroad, Malaysia to receive light scout attack helicopters, U.S. Air Force’s missile-warning satellite prepared for launch and Morocco to add electronic warfare system to its F-16s.
Mabus: F-35 Cost Reduction ‘Was Going to Happen Anyway’  1
The outgoing U.S. Navy secretary indicates President-elect Donald Trump’s ongoing pledge to reduce the cost of the F-35 by stoking competition using the F/A-18 is an empty one.
Embraer Defense Starts Local And Grows Global 
CEO of Brazilian company plans to structure its defense unit with international sales of KC-390 in mind.
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.
Charting New Course For Geospatial Intelligence  1
With great maps from many sources, the head of the U.S. National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency looks for new paths in an increasingly competitive environment.
What Awaits Team Trump  18
The outgoing president has initiated a series of new competitions and contracts, leaving the incoming president with his hands full.
Podcast: Why Carter, Work and Kendall Are Aviation Week's 2016 Persons of the Year 4
U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter, his deputy, Bob Work, and procurement czar Frank Kendall have squeezed procurement costs and reached out for new technologies. Will their reforms last? Listen in as our editors discuss.
The Week In Defense, Jan. 5-11, 2017  2
In this week’s roundup: India’s nuclear-capable Agni-V ICBM heads to user trials; Serbia modernizes its helicopter and fighter fleet; upgrading the KC-10 tanker and another order for Patriot air defense.
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