Defense Department opens innovation office in Chicago to tap into burgeoning tech ecosystem for 21st century warfare

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The burgeoning Chicago tech scene has a new player: the Department of Defense. The Defense Innovation Unit, a military technology accelerator, is opening an office in Chicago to tap into the region’s technology ecosystem, from electric vehicles to artificial intelligence, and better wage 21st century warfare. The office will be located at the Discovery Partners Institute on South Wacker Drive for a two-year lease beginning in June, the Defense Department announced Thursday. The commitment to developing a stronger tech pipeline in Chicago and the Midwest is long term, according to Michael Brown…

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