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Jen DiMascio

Jen DiMascio
Managing Editor, Defense & Space, Aviation Week & Space Technology,
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
The Week In Defense, July 11-18, 2019 
Air Force scraps for missile-warning satellite funding; Fire Scout begins operations; Philippines to get Black Hawks in 2020; Germans use A400M for refueling.
Bridenstine Highlights Risk To ISS From Indian ASAT 
“We’ve had five conjunctions so far from those pieces of debris where we actually had to track it all the way to when it goes past, and there’s going to be more,” NASA Administrator Jim Bridenstine told Aerospace DAILY.
The Week In Defense, June 28-July 4, 2019 
GPS outages disrupt Israeli airports; U.S. Army’s first JAGM firing tests; Israel investigating cause of GPS blackout.
Podcast: The Long Road to AIM-260, the U.S.’s Newest Missile 5
Aviation Week’s defense team discusses the U.S. Air Force’s newly acknowledged AIM-260 air-to-air missile and the impact of leadership changes at the Pentagon
The Beginning Of Commercial, On-Orbit Servicing 
If successful, Northrop’s Mission Extension Vehicle could seed a market for in-space servicing of satellites and open the door to manufacturing in space.
Space Development Agency Director Departs, Returns To DARPA 
Fred Kennedy's departure will not alter the Pentagon’s plans to establish the SDA, Pentagon spokeswoman Heather Babb said.
Senate Passes Bill To Block Middle East Weapons Export 
“This is the strongest rebuke of [Saudi Arabia] and its leaders since I joined the Senate,” said Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), first elected in 1992.
The Week in Defense, June 20-27, 2019  2
The Pentagon’s rationale for low-yield nuke development; U.S. Air Force to move ahead with GBSD; U.S. invites Germany and Israel to fly King Stallion; and Israeli firms to merge.
Esper To Replace Shanahan As Defense Secretary Nominee 
U.S. Acting Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan will not move forward with his confirmation process after allegations of a 2010 domestic fight between Shanahan and his now ex-wife surfaced in a news report.
10 Enterprising Space Companies That Are Making A Difference 
From landers ready to roam the Moon to companies that can downlink data in the blink of an eye, here is a look at space enterprises that are winning support.
The Week In Defense, June 13-20, 2019 
Sikorsky wins $542 million VH-92A contract; New Zealand to buy C-130Js; Lockheed delivers GPS interim ground system; Malaysia plans 2021 aircraft buys
Lawmakers Aim To Block Arms Sales To UAE, Saudis 
U.S. House members are deepening their opposition to the Trump administration’s use of emergency authority for the export of $8 billion in weapons to Saudi Arabia and the UAE.
Worldwide Competitions For Fighters Set To Intensify In Next Decade  1
Important competitions to select new fighter aircraft in India, Canada, Europe and elsewhere will keep defense primes on their toes in the coming years.
The Week in Defense, June 6-13, 2019 
Jordan looks to sell its Chinese CH-4 UAVs; Japanese Hawkeye deliveries begin; Bulgaria Seeks F-16s and an unofficial alliance grows in the Mediterranean
Leanne Caret, CEO, Boeing Defense, Space & Security 
Leader Spotlight is a Q&A featuring luminaries of the aerospace & defense sector
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