How can we accelerate innovation in the federal government? That’s the big question FedScoop TV is tackling in its latest special video series leading up to the 2018 Innovation Summit. We’re pleased to support them in this effort as they interview federal leaders about their most pressing technology challenges and opportunities.

In the first video of the series, FedScoop’s Wyatt Kash speaks with Terry Carpenter, acting service development executive and PEO at the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). Carpenter shares that their digital transformation is enabling greater mobility and DISA is putting a lot of effort and energy into the DoD initiative to get mobile devices and data into the hands of personnel and warfighters. He recognizes that mobile productivity goes beyond email and phone calls, and truly enables applications that impact missions.

Security must also remain at the forefront of modernization efforts, Carpenter highlights. While protecting data is critical, it should not conflict with the user experience, which is a tough push and pull Carpenter has seen in the past. For him at DISA, it’s about building security deeper into the application and having a solution that has an awareness of what the user should — or should not — be doing.

Watch for Carpenter’s additional thoughts on data convergence and what delivering a positive mobile experience means for federal workers. Plus, stay tuned to Samsung Insights’ federal government coverage for additional videos from the series in the coming weeks.