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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
Podcast: A New Century Series For the Air Force? 1
In an exclusive interview, Air Force acquisition chief Will Roper lays out a plan for a new way to make a “century series” of aircraft. Aviation Week editors Steve Trimble, Lee Hudson and Jen DiMascio process what that might mean for the military and current manufacturing base.
SDA Plans 2021 Transport Layer Demonstration 
The new acting director of the Space Development Agency anticipates the release of its first draft solicitation “imminently.”
The Week In Defense, Sept. 19-26, 2019  1
Netherlands to buy nine more F-35s; U.S. Marine’s UH/AH-1 replacement effort; Boeing assembling Japanese tanker; India tests first indigenous missile.
Women In Aerospace: Stuck at 24%  2
Despite high-profile promotions, the number of women in the industry remains the same as it was two decades ago.
Women In Aerospace: Stuck At 24% 
When Linda Hudson took over as president and CEO of BAE Systems in 2009, she was the first woman to occupy nearly every job she had throughout her career.
Vega’s Second-Stage Engine Blamed For Launch Failure 
A thermo-structural failure, prompting a violent event in the second-stage engine, most likely caused the premature termination of the Vega VV15 launch from French Guiana, an independent commission says.
Podcast: Can the Aerospace Industry Shake its White, Male Image? 12
Eric Fanning, president and CEO of the Aerospace Industries Association joins Aviation Week editors to discuss the results of this year’s Aviation Week/AIA/AIAA workforce study.
Trump Releases Image Of Failed Iranian Launch  3
The image revealed by the president is annotated, pointing out damage on the north side of the launch pad, support vehicles, a gantry service tower, mobile erector-launcher and trailer.
The Week In Defense, Aug. 29-Sept. 5, 2019  4
Saab flies Brazilian Gripen; India accepts last C-17; U.S. to sell Japan SM-3 Block IIA missiles; Elbit to equip KC-390 with EW system.
How Europeans Are Reshaping Their Fighter Fleets  3
European militaries are poised to welcome the delivery of 326 F-35 fighters in 2019-29 and are continuing to buy Saab Gripens, Dassault Rafales and Eurofighter Typhoons.
ULA Atlas V Lofts USAF Protected Comm Sat 
A United Launch Alliance Atlas V launched the U.S. Air Force’s fifth Advanced Extremely High Frequency (AEHF) satellite early Aug. 8 after several delays.
The Week In Defense, Aug. 8-15, 2019 
USAF leader campaigns for space-based sensors; Japan lifts F-35 grounding; Protected satcom satellite to launch; Indonesia’s indigenous combat aircraft pod.
SpaceX Delivers Amos-17 Satellite To Orbit 
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket deployed Israeli company Spacecom’s Amos-17 satellite to geostationary transfer orbit on Aug. 6.
Podcast: Nuclear Modernization-The Point of No Return? 1
Boeing’s exit from the Ground-based Strategic Deterrent program to replace the U.S.’s nuclear ICBMs leave the Air Force with Northrop as a lone contractor. Aviation Week editors discuss the company’s possible motivation and what it means for the future of the Pentagon’s nuclear program.
Infographic: Chandrayaan-2, India's Second Lunar Exploration 
On Sept. 7, India’s second lunar explorer, Chandrayaan-2, is set to touchdown near the Moon's south pole. We take a deeper look at what the mission aims to achieve.

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