Measuring and Mapping Political Will

Award Information
Agency: Department of Defense
Branch: Army
Contract: W9132T-08-C-0007
Agency Tracking Number: O074-002-2038
Amount: $99,990.00
Phase: Phase I
Program: STTR
Awards Year: 2007
Solitcitation Year: 2007
Solitcitation Topic Code: OSD07-T002
Solitcitation Number: N/A
Small Business Information
SECURBORATION, INC.
695 Sanderling Dr, Indialantic, FL, 32903
Duns: 038379579
Hubzone Owned: N
Woman Owned: N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged: N
Principal Investigator
 Lee Krause
 President
 (321) 591-9836
 lkrause@securboration.com
Business Contact
 Lynn Lehman
Title: Vice President
Phone: (919) 244-3946
Email: llehman@securboration.com
Research Institution
 DARTMOUTH COLLEGE
 Eugene Santos
 Rope Ferry Rd
Hanover, NH, 3755
 (603) 646-6490
 Nonprofit college or university
Abstract
Today's strategic threat is far more fragmented than during the Cold War era. The 21st century strategic threat triad - failed states, global terrorism, and WMD proliferation -represents the greatest modern day threat to our national security interests . The common factor that exacerbates this threat triad is that of instability, and addressing it requires support from counterpart leaders to stabilize local and regional populations. This, in turn, requires the understanding of and ability to influence political will. However, political will in today's world is not well understood and is evaluated in a subjective, binary manner without consideration of the complexities. Without properly gauging political will there is no way to influence it and align leaders with USG objectives. Furthermore, miscalculating political will negatively impacts strategies for dealing with insurgency, terrorism and democratization. To objectively evaluate political will, Securboration, Inc., teaming with Dr. Peter Brecke from the Sam Nunn School of International Affairs at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Dr. Eugene Santos from Dartmouth College, are pleased to propose the Objective Political Will Mapping System (OPWIMS).

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