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.

Podcast: Pregame Analysis of the Fiscal 2017 Defense Budget 2
Days before the Pentagon details its request for spending $582.7 billion, Bill Sweetman provides his thoughts on how an “arsenal plane” might work. And Michael Fabey explains why the Littoral Combat Ship might not experience the budget cuts others have predicted.
ATC Overhaul Bill Advances | Defense Advice for Obama’s Successor 
Bill to overhaul the FAA wins Natca endorsement; Defense experts outline the next president’s national security choices; and NASA official urges space companies to respond faster to consumer demands.
The Week in Defense, Feb. 4-11, 2016 
Digital navigation for GPS?; Air Force One work begins; new P-8A orders; an Israeli-South Korean VTOL UAV team.
Arianespace: Europe Cannot Justify Investment in Reusable Launchers  6
The economics of Arianespace’s business model do not support designing reusable launch vehicles, according to Chairman/CEO Stephane Israel.
USAF Awards First Air Force One Replacement Contract 
The U.S. Air Force has awarded Boeing a $25.7 million contract to begin risk-reduction work on the next Air Force One.
The Week In Defense, Jan. 28-Feb. 4, 2016  4
Falcon 9 Upgrade is certified; F-35 tests AIM-9X; new Russian transporter in production; Pakistan’s cruise missile test.
Arianespace Launches Intelsat 29e To Orbit 
The Ariane 5 launch was Arianespace’s 273rd mission in the Ariane rocket family.
The Mirrors Of The World’s Most Powerful Telescope 5
NASA is installing the most visible element of the James Webb Space Telescope, designed to provide images of the first galaxies ever formed.
U.S. Air Force Certifies Upgraded Falcon 9  1
The Air Force on Jan. 25 updated the baseline configuration of SpaceX’s Falcon 9 launch system to the Falcon 9 Upgrade for national security missions.
Fuel For FAA Reform | A Killer Question  2
Inspector faults FAA’s productivity, program management; military leader encourages debate about deadly autonomous weapons.
The Week In Defense, Jan. 21-28, 2016 
Super Tucanos Arrive. Raytheon tests Tomahawk upgrade. F135 engine deal. Boeing USAF maintenance deal. Indian Tejas LCA.
Podcast: Reusability In Space 1
From NASA’s Commercial Resupply Services-2 award to the Dream Chaser spaceplane, to Space-X’s recent near miss landing in Vandenberg, California, the field of reusable space systems is expanding. Join our editors as they discuss developments and competition in the burgeoning commercial and defense space launch markets.
Budget Politics | A-10 Reprieve? | United Fined  57
Considering defense budget changes; A-10 evades retirement; United Airlines fined for treatment of disabled passengers.
The Week in Defense, Jan. 14-21, 2016  3
Russia buys Su-35s; Hellfires to Iraq; EW for C-130Js; Korean Air to make military UAVs; B-52’s South Korean flyby.
HASC Chairman Vows To Hold Obama To Budget Agreement 
The chairman of the U.S. House Armed Services Committee says he is “disturbed at rumors” that the Obama administration might reduce the level of defense spending that Congress and the White House agreed to in a two-year budget deal late last year.
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