Measuring and Mapping Political Will

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Defense
Branch
Office of the Secretary of Defense
Amount:
$99,990.00
Award Year:
2007
Program:
STTR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
W9132T-08-C-0007
Award Id:
83507
Agency Tracking Number:
O074-002-2038
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
695 Sanderling Dr, Indialantic, FL, 32903
Hubzone Owned:
N
Minority Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
038379579
Principal Investigator:
Lee Krause
President
(321) 591-9836
lkrause@securboration.com
Business Contact:
Lynn Lehman
Vice President
(919) 244-3946
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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