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DOD counting on 'depth of support' from defense industrial base to keep up with evolving warfare

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Since Russia invaded Ukraine early this year, Defense Department leaders are starting to think differently about the development of capabilities for current and future wars.

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…