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.

U.S. Responds To Multiple New Global Challenges  1
From the North Korean missile threat to Russian murky cyber campaigns and Chinese technical prowess, the Pentagon aims to adapt while retaining its advantages.
The Week In Defense, Dec. 21-28, 2017  2
In this week’s roundup, Embraer declares KC-390 airlifter is ready for initial operations, Lockheed wins contract to develop networked cruise missiles, Myanmar receives Russian training aircraft, and Poland seeks F-16 support.
Podcast: 2018 Outlook for Space
From the launch of SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy to suborbital human spaceflight, the year 2018 promises to be filled with developments.
The Week In Defense, Dec. 14-21, 2017 
Global weapon sales increase first time in seven years; Russia S-400 Turkey deal; Draken buys South African Cheetah fighters; Lockheed wins Paveway II contract.
How Fast Can U.S. Air Force Improve Space-based Missile Warning?  2
After years of study, the service may be on a path to build new satellites by 2029, but the commander of U.S. Strategic Command says that is too slow.
Can Defense Department Get Better At Buying?  3
Air Force secretary outlines several ways it is moving faster to aquire new technologies.
The Week In Defense, Dec. 7-14 
In this week’s roundup, Israel prepares to integrate Israeli weapons and EW systems on its F-35s, Russia flies fifth-gen fighter with a new engine, India successfully tests Akash missile and Singapore receives approval to buy F-15 equipment.
Will China Win The Artificial Intelligence Race?  1
In this week’s Washington Outlook, ex-deputy defense secretary cautions on shorting computing research; costs up for Wfirst Telescope; terrorism a threat.
The Week In Defense, Nov. 30-Dec. 7, 2017  1
Qatar comes closer to buying 24 Typhoons, U.S.-Poland discuss missile and artillery deals, India tests BrahMos air-to-ground missile, and Colombia takes delivery of training system.
Defense Spending Bill Would Add Money For Missile Defense, Aircraft  2
In this week’s Washington Outlook, a Senate chairman’s bill still has many hurdles to overcome and the Transportation Department brings an end to Eastern Air Lines.
Podcast: Inside the Middle East Air War
As airstrikes in Syria and Iraq begin to wind down, they are ramping up in Afghanistan and relying on precision munitions to reduce concerns about mounting civilian casualties.
USAF Seeks Industry Input For Next Missile Warning Satellites 
The U.S. Air Force is looking for companies that can launch a boost-phase missile warning satellite that is equal to or better than today’s Space-Based Infrared Systems by 2025.
Lawmakers Debate President’s First Nuclear Strike Authority  14
Experts in nuclear policy caution that changes to limit the president's authority on ordering a first strike could disrupt the U.S.’s ability to deter attacks.
The Week in Defense, Nov. 16-23, 2017 
In this week’s roundup, Malaysia considers buying used Japanese P-3 Orions; Intelsat and General Atomics show they can swap beams between a satellite and a UAV; Russian Helicopters makes an early delivery; U.S. gathers three carriers in the Pacific; and Norway seeks air-to-air missiles.
Lawmakers Challenge U.S. Air Force Space Leadership  2
In this week's Washington Outlook: Defense policy legislation skips the creation of a corps, puts the deputy defense secretary in charge of space spending.
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