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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Jumpstart Your Move to the Cloud – Gov Edition (Recap)

Many government agencies often find that they are stuck, unprepared and seeking ways to help them transition to the cloud. To learn how others tackle this challenge, more than 90 members of the Microsoft Azure Government DC user community recently participated in a “Jumpstart Your Move to the Cloud - Gov Edition” Meetup featuring ...

Join us Feb 28: Cloud DemoPalooza – Azure Gov Style

We challenged our Azure Government DC user community to share 12-minute demos for this month's Meetup, Cloud DemoPalooza – Azure Gov Style, to showcase cool tech to help accelerate your cloud implementation. Be sure to RSVP and join us for our Azure Gov DC Meetup on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 6 – 8:30 p.m., at 1776 in Washington, DC, to get an ...

Why cloud for state and local government?

(image) With rapid technological advances, cities can now transform into smart cities with enhanced and interactive citizen services, better living, and increased economic growth. You can learn more about these opportunities by watching our on-demand webinar, The Benefits of Moving to the Cloud for State and Local Governments. Despite the many...

How can agencies address technical debt?

(image) The federal government has an estimated $7 billion in technical debt causing increased risk to government as this debt accumulates. Much of this is due to agencies that have deferred maintenance or reduced funding for initiatives due to budgetary constraints. This tactic, left unmanaged, can lead to significant costs later especially ...

Register now: Cyber Agility with the Cloud webinar

Cloud enables an ever-accelerating pace of innovation and change. At the same time, cloud architecture challenges fundamental assumptions of on-premises cybersecurity practices; existing security and compliance frameworks simply can't keep up. The next evolution of cybersecurity is a transition away from "best practice" models of security to a...

Balancing government innovation with modernization (MGT)

A 2016 Government Accountability Office (GAO) Study found that federal government invests over $80 billion on IT annually—but 75 percent of that money is being spent to maintain old and legacy systems. Even with the Modernizing Government Technology Act of 2017 and the proposed IT Modernization Fund, Federal CIOs need to find the right ...

Azure standard support for U.S. Azure Government customers

In response to customer requests for support that includes (1) a fixed monthly cost, (2) fast response times for critical cases, and (3) a plan that covers the entire organization, we're pleased to announce important updates for Azure Standard support. With these changes, Azure now offers the most cost effective and predictable support ...

New course: How to leverage the power of cloud for government

Government needs the agility to respond to almost any situation. While cloud can enable this agility, many cloud models aren’t designed with government in mind, and don’t adhere to strict government security and regulation standards.   To provide insight into how government cloud solutions help agencies realize the benefits of cloud ...

Join us Jan. 31! Jumpstart Your Move to the Cloud – Gov Edition

As we enter the New Year, many government agencies continue to resolve to take advantage of cloud computing. However, oftentimes, agencies find that they are stuck, unprepared and seeking ways to help them transition to the cloud. With these challenges in mind we are kicking off 2018 with a can't-miss Meetup, Jumpstart Your Move to the Cloud...

How to optimize your cloud strategy

(image) In recent years, U.S. government agencies have moved to the cloud faster than private corporations in an attempt to replace aging systems and improve organizational efficiency.[1] Cloud adoption can transform how IT departments at federal civilian agencies operate, deliver services, and share information. To maximize the value and ...