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, July 29-Aug. 6, 2021

By Jen DiMascio Jul 29, 2021
How to ease engine shortage?; NDIA creates think tank; missile defense laser development; and Lockheed takes $225 million charge.
Aircraft & Propulsion

Lawmakers Would Give MDA Path To Develop Missile Defense Laser Tech

By Jen DiMascio Jul 27, 2021
Lawmakers will consider draft legislation that would give the Pentagon a way to allow the Missile Defense Agency to develop laser technology to counter ballistic and hypersonic missiles.
Missile Defense & Weapons

Senate Committee Approves Bill That Could Slow Bridge Tanker Program

By Jen DiMascio Jul 23, 2021
The U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee has passed a bill that would temporarily block the U.S. Air Force from its effort to develop a so-called “Bridge Tanker.”
Budget, Policy & Operations