Accession Number : ADA525084


Title :   Assessing the Alignment of Information Security with Strategic Business, and Strategic Information System Planning: A Department of Defense Perspective


Descriptive Note : Master's tesis


Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH GRADUATE SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT


Personal Author(s) : Scanlan IV, John H


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a525084.pdf


Report Date : Jun 2010


Pagination or Media Count : 143


Abstract : This research extends the Strategic Information Systems Plan (SISP) and Strategic Business Plan (SBP) alignment model construct by adding the Information Security Plan (ISP) as an additional component considered essential to the success of network centric organizations. Six hypotheses were considered to measure the two-way alignment among three components of the proposed model. The research was adapted for a public sector organization and analyzed using the Kruskal-Wallis non-parametric test. A vertical, cross-sectional sample from the United States Marine Corps, a Department of Defense organization, was surveyed (n = 149). Results indicate a strong two-way alignment exists between SISP - SBP (p = .232 and .910), between SISP - ISP (p = .445 and .467), and between SBP - ISP (p = .205 and .490). The research instrument developed in this work enables the evaluation of public and private sector organizations determine the strength of their strategic alignment in terms of security, information technology, and business objectives.


Descriptors :   *STRATEGIC ANALYSIS , *INFORMATION SECURITY , COMMERCE , NETWORK CENTRIC WARFARE , ALIGNMENT , MILITARY PLANNING , DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE , MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES)


Subject Categories : Computer Systems
      Civil Defense
      Defense Systems


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE