Karina Homme

Senior Director, Microsoft Azure Government

As senior director for Microsoft Azure Government, Karina is the federal market lead and liaison between the US Federal Ecosystem & Microsoft Azure Engineering. She works closely with a wide range of executive stakeholders to understand US government needs, remove cloud adoption blockers and ensure Microsoft’s Government Cloud roadmap meets agency missions. As an advocate for government, Karina supports cloud adoption in federal civilian agencies.

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Is there an easy button for gov IT modernization?

To keep up with our country’s pace of innovation and ensure mission success, government agencies are under more pressure than ever to accelerate their IT modernization projects (and for some, just get them off the ground!). As agencies incur various challenges in their progress, they might be wondering if there’s an easy button for ...

Join us: Government cloud strategies: What to know – Feb. 27

Cloud technologies are critical to keeping pace with innovation and securing America’s technical advantage. Cloud enables leading edge solutions for federal and military agency missions; ranging from improved citizen services and safety to protecting our warfighters and national security. The importance of cloud to government is evident in ...

Join us: Accelerating Gov Cloud in a Cloud Smart World – Jan. 23

Without a doubt, cloud computing is playing a central role in agency efforts to modernize their IT infrastructure. Agencies have made great strides in understanding the benefits and challenges of cloud. With this in mind, we invite you to RSVP and join the Microsoft Azure Government DC user community as we kickoff the year with a meetup on...

Meetup replay: Women Leading Government Cybersecurity

In support of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security, we hosted a special edition Microsoft Azure Government Meetup, Women Leading Government Cybersecurity at 1776 in Washington, DC. In partnership with the Women in Technology DC Chapter of the International Association of Microsoft Channel ...
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Adopting Emerging Tech in Government

As blockchain, artificial intelligence, machine learning, and augmented reality continue to create buzz throughout the tech industry, government agencies are exploring ways to apply emerging tech to empower their workforce and deliver innovative services to the public. Key to moving forward is the ability for agencies to define emerging ...

Meetup replay: Cloud DemoPalooza – Gov Style

Last month, we challenged the Azure Government user community to share 15-minute demos to showcase cool tech to help accelerate your cloud implementations. During our September meetup, Cloud DemoPalooza – Gov Style, we heard from Snowflake, General Dynamics IT, CGI Federal and Microsoft on everything from data warehouse-as-a-service to tech ...

Join us: Women Leading Government Cybersecurity – Oct. 24 in Washington, DC

In support of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, sponsored by the Department of Homeland Security, we invite you to RSVP and join us for a special edition Microsoft Azure Government Meetup, Women Leading Government Cybersecurity, Wednesday, Oct. 24 from 6 – 8:30 p.m., at 1776 in Washington, DC. All are welcome to this free event, ...

Meetup replay: Future of Gov Security – Automated ATOs, Revamped TIC & Beyond

I recently had the opportunity to host a dynamic discussion among leading IT security and compliance experts at our latest Microsoft Azure Government DC Meetup, Future of Gov Security – Automated ATOs, Revamped TIC and Beyond, at 1776 in Crystal City, Virginia. With government accelerating its IT modernization efforts, the focus on ...

Join us back in DC on Sept 26 for Cloud DemoPalooza – Gov Style

We challenged our Azure Government DC user community to share 15-minute demos to showcase cool tech to help accelerate your cloud implementation. Get an inside scoop on what's moving the needle in government technology today. Please come prepared for engaging Q&A as we encourage interactive demos and dialogue. Check out our demo rock ...

New! Azure Starter Packs now available

Today, we're announcing a set of Microsoft Azure and Azure Government Starter Packs for GSA IT Schedule 70 to jumpstart your cloud efforts. Designed to get you up and running quickly with common cloud workloads, starter packs can especially be useful at the end of the fiscal year as you plan your work ahead. Each starter pack includes ...

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