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.



Victus Nox Mission Shows How Commercial Space Coming Of Age

By Jen DiMascio Sep 26, 2023
Advancements in commercial space tech helped the U.S. Space Force, Millennium Space Systems and Firefly Aerospace pull off the Victus Nox rapid launch demo.
Commercial Space

Podcast: The Latest On The B-21 And The U.S. Air Force

By Jen DiMascio Sep 15, 2023
Northrop Grumman is starting tests on the next stealth bomber, while industry is floating multiple concepts for collaborative combat aircraft.
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U.S. Air Force Clears Hurdle To WGS-12 Funding

By Jen DiMascio Sep 13, 2023
A House-passed version of a bill to authorize defense spending for fiscal 2024 included a restriction on the use of any money to purchase another WGS spacecraft.