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As more federal, state and local agencies experiment with data analytics, they're finding it more pro- ductive and less expensive to host their data in the cloud. In fact, they're even offloading the scrubbing and standardizing of data to analytics vendors offering sup- port for how to apply state-of-the-art data mining tactics to governmental problems. Among the agencies tapping business analytics as a cloud- based service are Los Angeles County, which uses hosted ana- lytics to detect fraud in public assistance programs. Another, the Louisiana Workforce Commission, is helping collect un- employment insurance taxes with a hosted fraud detection system. Military organizations are also using Web-based ana- lytics to monitor troop deployments, and intelligence agencies are deploying them to track social media. In short, cloud has become the de facto standard for mount- ing high production big data projects. "The outlook for 2014 is analytics in the cloud," said Shawn McCarthy, an IDC Govern- ment Insights research director. "Vendors are building large data centers for organizations that want to get their business analytics in the cloud. I'm anticipating that more people will want to do this because they don't need to be installing, main- taining, upgrading or patching their software." McCarthy predicts that mid-sized cities and counties will be the first to adopt cloud computing for analytics. "For smaller 18 GCN FEBRUARY 2014 • GCN.COM ANALTYICS MAKES THE CASE FOR PUBLIC SERVICE TURNAROUNDS Projects in Wake County, N.C., and Montreal show how a move to cloud and precision analytics lead to dramatic performance gains --- and lives saved. By Carolyn Du y Marsan