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.

Iranian Missile Threat Drives Middle East Defenses

Despite U.S. efforts to integrate missile defenses, Gulf countries buy their own point-defense systems.
CRS-2 Delayed | Italy’s Armed UAVs | UAV Registration Drive 
NASA delays its CRS-2 contract, again. Italy is in line to become the next nation with armed Reapers. The FAA scrambles to create a UAV registration system. And the Ex-Im bank bill nears final passage.
The Week In Defense Nov. 5-12, 2015  1
F-35A fires inflight; U.S. plans to sell guided-bomb kits to Turkey; report forecasts unmanned ground vehicle growth; Egypt finally receives F-16s.
State Department Approves Sale Of Weapons For Italy To Arm Reapers 
Italy is in line to be the second country after the U.K. to receive U.S.-made MQ-9 Reapers that can fire weapons.
Lawmakers Trim $5 Billion From Defense Authorization Bill 
The U.S. House and Senate armed services committees have reached a new accord on the fiscal 2016 defense authorization bill that trims nearly $5 billion from the bill’s original total.
Budget Deal | Ex-Im Bank Bill Progress  5
Boehner departure allows budget deal, new Speaker Ryan brings hope of end to fiscal cliffhangers; Ex-Im Bank reauthorization awaits Senate action.
The Week In Defense, Oct. 29-Nov. 5, 2015  1
Lockheed’s long-range radar win; Northrop to demo naval laser weapon; Latvia stocks up on short-range air defense systems.
Iranian Missile Threat Drives Middle East Defenses  2
Despite U.S. efforts to integrate missile defenses, Gulf countries buy their own point-defense systems.
Podcast: Northrop’s Bomber Win 1
With all the secrecy surrounding the Pentagon’s Long-Range Strike Bomber competition, the winner was hard to predict. But our editors discuss some of Northrop’s strengths that are not readily apparent.
Podcast: The V-22’s Dust Problem 35
Aviation Week editors Senior International Editor Bill Sweetman and Naval Editor Michael Fabey break down the issue with the V-22 engine that investigators say brought down an Osprey in May.
F-35 Exit Cost And New Satellite Opportunities  22
F-35 official hints Canada’s suppliers could lose work if it opts out of the program; FCC proposes rules that could enable 5G wireless service; foreign investment in aerospace is rising.
Obama Vetoes Defense Policy Bill 
President Barack Obama vetoed the defense authorization bill on Oct. 22. It is his fifth veto since taking office, but could be the first of many.
Canada’s Exit From F-35 Would Boost Unit Price $1M 
If Canada’s next prime minister follows through on his party’s campaign pledge to reject the F-35, it will increase the cost to other buyers by about $1 million per aircraft.
The Week in Defense, Oct. 22-29, 2015  1
The SM-3’s North Atlantic missile grab; Boeing, India discuss making helicopters in India; new counter-UAV technology on display in South Korea; proposed $11 billion deal for U.S.-made combat ships.
Military Leaders In Congress Seek More Reforms To Speed Acquisition 
Military policy leaders in Congress took steps to reform the acquisition system this year, including allowing service chiefs to sign off on purchasing decisions.

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