Report: Michael Madsen Joins DIUx as Washington Operations Head

Michael Madsen

Michael Madsen, a retired U.S. Air Force colonel, has joined the Defense Innovation Unit Experimental as head of operations in Washington, D.C., Defense News reported Monday.

Madsen told the publication in an interview that he will work to inform the Capitol Hill about the “return on investment” on DIUx’s projects and facilitate communications with military services and other agencies at the Defense Department such as the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and the Strategic Capabilities Office.

DIUx’s Washington office would be in addition to the tech hub’s outposts in Austin, Boston and Silicon Valley.

Madsen previously served as a legislative liaison for the Air Force and worked at DoD’s cost assessment and program evaluation office.

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