In our Fed 100 profile pieces, GovTransformer shines a light on exceptional public service. In this profile, we recognize Fed 100 honoree David Carroll, Chief Security Architect at the Department of Homeland Security.

Carroll was instrumental in developing a mobile and wireless security baseline, meeting a Digital Government Strategy deadline. He did this by working with 21 other agencies to craft a secure mobile computing platform. This platform has been approved by multiple agencies, including DHS, the Department of Justice, the GSA and many others.

The Fed 100 award is not the first recognition Carroll has received for his extraordinary efforts. He spoke at the FOSE show in 2013 on mobile security issues, and he serves as the co-chair of the Federal CIO Council Mobile Security Tiger Team. Before entering public service, Carroll served as a security scientist for MITRE Corporation and a security architect for Marriott International.

Accomplishing the public service mission today can’t be done if you’re always tethered to a desk and office. New devices and applications offer unprecedented efficiencies and speed, but can also be security risks. The baseline developed by Carroll helps to address that and will keep DHS going mobile – while doing it securely.