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Master of Science in Cyber Operations


Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

First Advisor

Stuart H. Kurkowski, PhD


This research effort examines the creation of mission impact analysis visualizations to enhance situational awareness. It focuses on using prefuse to create a visualization that allows the user to quickly understand the impact of the failure of any element needed directly or indirectly for a mission. The visualization correctly identifies the direct or indirect impact on physical requirements such as network links and servers as well as non-physical elements such as the generation of a report, or ability to perform a task. The visualization provides an overview of the situation, as well as including enhancements to allow for greater detail on any element to be viewed. The result of this research is the foundation for a tool to allow commanders and others, at a glance, to understand the scope of mission impact when an outage occurs.

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