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.

Boeing Defense CEO On Redefining Defense Competitions 
Leanne Caret discusses how synergy of Boeing's commercial, services and defense divisions have helped the company save on estimated life-cycle costs.
The Week In Defense, May 24-31, 2019 
Greece receives refurbished P-3; GPS OCX drama continues; India launches new SAR satellite; and Sikorsky pitches CH-53K to Israel.
House Lawmakers Want More Space Force Info 
Debate on a House Appropriations Committee bill to provide $690 billion to the Pentagon for fiscal 2020 included words of warning by the defense subcommittee chairman over the creation of the Space Force.
Sikorsky HH-60W Makes First Flight 
First flight puts the program back on track for a low-rate production decision in September.
The Week In Defense, May 16-23, 2019 
More Tu-160M2 bombers for Russia, Swedes to keep Gripen C/Ds through the 2030s, India tests target drone, and the Pentagon considers options for AEHF replacement.
Leader Spotlight: Stefan Baur, VP, Raytheon Electronic Warfare Systems 
View the Leader Spotlight: Stefan Baur, VP, Raytheon Electronic Warfare Systems in PDF format.
Leader Spotlight: Stefan Baur, VP, Raytheon Electronic Warfare Systems 
After 30 years at Raytheon and Hughes in electro-optical imaging and Applied Signal Tech, Stefan Baur recently over the firm's Electronic Warfare Systems product line.
CBO: Space Reorg Would Cost Another $1.9B Per Year 
The Trump administration’s proposal to reorganize military space would increase the cost to the government by up to $4.7 billion in one-time expenses and an additional $1.9 billion every year, the CBO says.
Podcast: Which LEO Constellations Will Survive?
Aviation Week editors discuss the events at Satellite 2019 in Washington, D.C. including which companies have the strongest leg up and which launch providers will take them to space.
The Week In Defense, May 9-15, 2019 
U.S. greenlights up to $6 billion in sales to Middle East; The Space Force’s base of support; India’s new anti-airfield weapon; Turkey develops guided bomb.
Retired Space Officials Rally To Support Space Force 
A group of more than 40 retired national security space officials has stepped up to defend the Pentagon’s proposed Space Force.
U.S. Air Force Releases RFP for Two Launch Service Providers 
The service seeks to sign contracts in fiscal 2020-2024 for launches that will take place through 2027.
The Week in Defense, May 2-9, 2019 
F-35 "Sidekick" lets it haul more firepower; India plans next milsat launch; U.S. lawmakers want more Space Force information; UK’s new defense minister
Lawmakers ‘Astonished’ At Lack Of Info On Space Force 
House appropriators are frustrated by a lack of information coming from the Defense Department on the Space Force.
The Week In Defense, April 25-May 1, 2019 
U.S. charges GE employee with espionage; F-35 development cost now $428 billion; Lockheed’s new F-16 production line opens, and Indian trainer resumes test flights.
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