The Impact of Organizational Culture on the Sharing of Homeland Security Information
NATIONAL DEFENSE UNIV NORFOLK VA JOINT ADVANCED WARFIGHTING SCHOOL
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This thesis identifies problems that have impacted the implementation of the Homeland Security Information Network. These problems have ranged from programmatic to legal to cultural issues. The Department of Homeland Security has addressed several of the problems impacting the Homeland Security Information Network. The Department of Homeland Security established a program management office and a privacy office to resolve some of the challenges to the Homeland Security Information Network program. The clash of cultures is often discussed in relation to mergers and acquisitions in the business world. This phenomenon bas been exhibited by participants in homeland security information sharing during the deployment of the Homeland Security Information Network. Solving these cultural problems requires cooperation and buy-in from the senior leadership of the Department of Homeland Security to the end users of the Homeland Security Information Network in the federal, state, and local governments. Finding a technique to effect meaningful culture change in the homeland security community is the key to making the Homeland Security Information Network a viable information sharing tool.
- Information Science