Can You Hear Me Now? The Case for Considering Information and Communications Technology as a Critical Component of Future Postconflict Operations [open pdf - 1MB]
"Information and communications technology (ICT) is vital to modern post-conflict security, stability, reconstruction, and development operations for both the intervening civil-military elements and the affected nation. The U.S. Government should designate ICT as critical infrastructure and an essential service on par with roads, power, and water and grant it the same priority regarding resource allocation and funding. Research continues to demonstrate the efficacy of ICT as a powerful enabler of security, governance, social development, and economic growth in post-conflict and developing countries."
Defense & Technology Paper 109; DTP-109
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