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Mike Madsen to take helm as acting director of Pentagon's Defense Innovation Unit

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Mike Madsen — an Air Force veteran, decorated combat pilot and former legislative liaison — will serve as the Defense Innovation Unit’s acting director once Mike Brown officially exits on Sept. 2, FedScoop has learned. That role will mark a temporary promotion for Madsen, who currently serves as DIU’s deputy director and director of strategic engagement.  Formed by the Pentagon in 2015, the unit is designed to strategically accelerate the…