Defense Innovation Unit (DIU)

Consolidating federal software contracts; Global events and DIU’s mission


Former Administrator for Federal Procurement Policy Angela Styles; DIU Acting Director Mike Madsen.

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


Madsen, who currently serves as DIU’s deputy director and director of strategic engagement, will take over temporarily when Mike Brown officially exits on Sept. 2.

DIU Director Michael Brown preps for exit; Defense spending on critical technologies


DIU Director Michael Brown; Govini CEO Tara Murphy Dougherty.

Pentagon’s departing DIU director reflects on his legacy — and what’s next


Mike Brown briefed FedScoop on some of what defined his service at DIU — the great, and the not-so-good parts — and also shared new details about his plans for what’s to come.

DIU Director Michael Brown; Improving defense resource management


Director of the Defense Innovation Unit Michael Brown; former Acting Secretary of the Army John Whitley.

Exiting DIU director urges Pentagon to refresh how it adopts commercial tech for future wars


The Defense Innovation Unit has enabled a number of technologies that are now being put to use in Ukraine.