Village Infrastructure Kit-Alpha. Global Innovation and Strategy Center
Final rept. Jan-May 2009
GLOBAL INNOVATION AND STRATEGY CENTER OMAHA NE INTERN PROGRAM
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As a primary objective of USSTRATCOM, deterrence can be indirectly achieved by creating opportunities for development, stability, and strategic alliances with underserved populaces. Some individuals participate in terroristic activities for economic reasons. Providing economic opportunity through the Village Infrastructure in a Kit-Alpha VIKA is one way to deter citizens from taking up arms to provide for themselves and their families. A VIKA would contain a method of energy generation, water production or purification, and telecommunications, all of which are linked to increased development and stability. The local political, military, economic, social, infrastructure and information PMESII climates, as well as a communitys socio-cultural elements, including culture, religion, organizational patterns, perception of U.S., and societal markers CROPS should be addressed to ensure successful implementation. To expedite VIKA deployment, the team constructed a notional program, called the VIKA Hardware Selector that considers geography, population size, climate, and other factors necessary in determining VIKA hardware composition.
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