A Network Disruption Modeling Tool

James A Leinart

This thesis effort uses a vertex cut-set algorithm on a transformation of the graph representing a notional network of interest. The cut-sets generated represent potential target sets. Value-focused thinking and decision analysis techniques are used to rank the target sets according to decision maker preferences and the overall objective of achieving network disruption. The ranked list of potential targets can be narrowed down to an amount palatable to the decision maker, C2W planner, or some other user, so that further analysis may be conducted.