Michael Madsen

Federal Leadership

Michael Madsen is no stranger to federal leadership, having served as the deputy director and director of strategic engagement for the Defense Innovation Unit since 2018. But recently, he took that leadership to the next level, assuming the role of DIU’s acting director when Mike Brown, his former boss, stepped down in the early fall. Now, Madsen is helping lead the search for the next DIU director with Deputy Secretary of Defense Kathleen Hicks. At the same time, he remains focused on leading DIU’s mission of accelerating the adoption of commercial technology for defense and national security.

Billy Mitchell

Written by Billy Mitchell

Billy Mitchell is Senior Vice President and Executive Editor of Scoop News Group's editorial brands. He oversees operations, strategy and growth of SNG's award-winning tech publications, FedScoop, StateScoop, CyberScoop, EdScoop and DefenseScoop. After earning his journalism degree at Virginia Tech and winning the school's Excellence in Print Journalism award, Billy received his master's degree from New York University in magazine writing while interning at publications like Rolling Stone.

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