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.

UAV Registration Drive Underway 
Just weeks after the FAA set up its online system to register small UAVs, the agency has already ...
Seeding Innovation | Pacific Missile Defense | UAS Registrations  1
Scientists prepare to save dollars for research; officials call for increased missile defense presence after North Korean test; and the FAA signs up 181,000 small UAS owners.
The Week In Defense, Jan. 7-14, 2016  5
U.S. Air Force eyes GPS satellite options; ULA stocks up on Russian engines; Lockheed wins C-130 multiyear contract; India test-fires the Barak-8 missile.
U.S. To Launch GPS Feasibility Assessment 
The U.S. Air Force will award up to three contracts for the assessment by the third quarter of fiscal 2016, the service says.
ULA Orders More Russian Engines 
United Launch Alliance (ULA) has ordered 20 additional RD-180 engines for “civil and commercial launch customers,” the company says.
Pentagon Budget Chief Predicts Modernization Cuts In 2017  6
The gap between the Defense Department’s plans and actual funding is about $15 billion.
Northrop Tests Tailsitter VTOL For Darpa’s Tern UAV  6
Northrop Grumman wind-tunnel tests and tail-sitter VTOL concept for Darpa’s Tern program and hopes for a contract to build a demonstrator for seaborne flight trails
F-35s, Human Spaceflight Win In Fiscal 2016 Spending Bill 
Shelby vs. McCain continues. NASA gains $1 billion. And international travelers to U.S. face new restrictions.
The Week In Defense, Dec. 17-24, 2015  2
From Aegis Ashore to Pakistani nuclear-capable missiles—a look at some of the latest developments on the missile technology and missile defense front.
Northrop Unveils Next-Generation Fighter Concept  5
Directed-energy weapons and thermal management will be key, Northrop Grumman executives say.
Defense Spending Bill Adds Funding for 11 F-35s  34
Congress's defense spending bill includes funding for 68 Lockheed Martin-made F-35 Joint Strike Fighters – 11 more than President Barack Obama requested.
Northrop Promotes Its High-Tech Credentials 
If innovation is the defense buzzword of 2015, Northrop Grumman is eager to point out its strengths in pushing the boundaries of aerospace technologies.
Northrop Speeds Up B-2 Work, Primes For LRS-B  57
Northrop hints that if its plan prevails final assembly will occupy the same Building 401 hangar at Palmdale’s Plant 42 site used for the construction of the B-2 stealth bomber in the 1980s and 1990s.
Northrop Grumman Unveils Tern Tail-Sitter UAV 
Northrop Grumman will begin wind tunnel tests next month of a tail-sitting vertical take-off and landing UAV capable of operating from smaller U.S. Navy warships.
Northrop Offers Sneak Peek At T-X Concept  59
Northrop Grumman provided a first glimpse of its T-X trainer offering to a group of reporters Dec. 10 in Palmdale, California. It plans to roll out the demonstrator in Mojave in January.
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