Assessing the Alignment of Information Security with Strategic Business, and Strategic Information System Planning: A Department of Defense Perspective
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH GRADUATE SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND MANAGEMENT
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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.
- Computer Systems
- Civil Defense
- Defense Systems