Jen DiMascio

Executive Editor, Defense & Space

Washington, DC


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.



The Week In Defense, April 8-15, 2021

By Jen DiMascio Apr 08, 2021
ARRW booster fails test flight; KAI submits transport aircraft plan; France’s latest A-400M and Valkyrie drops Altius-600UAS.
Missile Defense & Weapons

The Week in Defense, March 25-April 1, 2021

By Jen DiMascio Mar 25, 2021
MDA awards NGI contracts; Priorities for incoming Indo-PACOM chief; U.S. budget scuffling and UK’s defense procurement reforms.
Budget, Policy & Operations

Podcast: Nanoracks’ CEO on Commercializing Space

By Jen DiMascio Mar 19, 2021
Listen in as Nanoracks CEO Jeff Manber predicts that by the end of the year, private space companies will have more discretionary money to spend than the U.S. federal government.
Program Management