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COMBATING FOOD INSECURITY IN THE U.S. NAVY

dc.contributor.advisorHeissel, Jennifer A.
dc.contributor.authorLee, Alan J.
dc.contributor.corporateDepartment of Defense Management (DDM)
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Defense Management (DDM)
dc.contributor.secondreaderHartmann, Latika
dc.date.accessioned2023-05-03T16:03:17Z
dc.date.available2023-05-03T16:03:17Z
dc.date.issued2023-03
dc.description.abstractTo combat food insecurity, the Department of the Navy will increase the Basic Needs Allowance (BNA) total household income requirement up to 150% of the Federal Poverty Guideline (FPG) in accordance with the National Defense Authorization Act of 2023. This thesis uses machine learning techniques on comparable civilian data to create a model that best predicts the risk of food insecurity and the characteristics of Sailors who are food insecure. To measure the effectiveness of the BNA, this study simulates the increase in total household income up to 130% and 150% FPG, with and without the Basic Allowance for Housing included in the total household income calculation, and reruns the prediction model to see the changes in predicted risk of food insecurity. The model suggests that 17.6% of Sailors are food insecure. Additionally, the BNA in each simulation insignificantly decreases the food insecurity rate. Less than 1% of Sailors qualify for the BNA, while 17% are predicted to be food insecure. Therefore, the BNA provides an insufficient amount of allowance to an inadequate number of families to effectively reduce food insecurity in the Navy.en_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release. Distribution is unlimited.en_US
dc.description.serviceLieutenant, United States Navyen_US
dc.description.sponsorshipNPS Naval Research Programen_US
dc.description.sponsorshipThis project was funded in part by the NPS Naval Research Program.en_US
dc.identifier.curriculumcode847, Manpower Systems Analysis
dc.identifier.otherNPS-23-N095-A
dc.identifier.thesisid39156
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10945/72018
dc.publisherMonterey, CA; Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesManpower Systems Analysis Theses
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.subject.authorfood insecurityen_US
dc.subject.authorBasic Needs Allowanceen_US
dc.subject.authorBNAen_US
dc.subject.authorpredicting risken_US
dc.subject.authorreadinessen_US
dc.subject.authormilitary familyen_US
dc.titleCOMBATING FOOD INSECURITY IN THE U.S. NAVYen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
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etd.thesisdegree.disciplineManagementen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Science in Managementen_US
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