task force


Definition of task force

: a temporary grouping under one leader for the purpose of accomplishing a definite objective

Examples of task force in a Sentence

They appointed a task force to review the situation.
Recent Examples on the Web LaPierre drafted Asa Hutchinson of Arkansas, who was then a Republican member of the U.S. House and is now the state’s governor, to direct a task force to put together a report with recommendations on how to make schools safer. Laura Strickler, NBC News, 10 June 2022 The department also created a task force in January 2021 that reallocated resources from its Patrol Bureau and other divisions to increase clearance rates. Elliot Hughes, Journal Sentinel, 10 June 2022 In 2010, the North Carolina Justice for Sterilization Victims Foundation was started to find survivors; the following year, Gov. Bev Perdue appointed a task force to study a potential compensation package and its cost. New York Times, 8 June 2022 The Senate last week failed to advance a bill requiring the FBI, Justice Department and Department of Homeland Security to open offices dedicated to tackling domestic terrorism and create a task force to address white supremacy in the U.S. military. Melissa Quinn, CBS News, 7 June 2022 When Nestadt sounded the alarm in a research study about high suicide rates in Baltimore County, lawmakers took action by starting a task force to take on the issue and installing a suicide prevention coordinator for the city of Baltimore. Sara Novak, Scientific American, 6 June 2022 Shortages have become so commonplace during the pandemic that Beth Israel Lahey Health uses a drug shortage task force to develop guidelines and recommendations on how to conserve and share resources. Jessica Bartlett, BostonGlobe.com, 5 June 2022 The task force includes Metro’s chief health and safety experts, as well as the Metro Transit Police chief and other department heads. Washington Post, 19 Apr. 2022 The task force includes representatives from the F.B.I., New York State Police, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office and the Suffolk County Sheriff's Office. Bynadine El-bawab, ABC News, 12 Apr. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of task force

1941, in the meaning defined above

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12 Jun 2022

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“Task force.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/task%20force. Accessed 5 Jul. 2022.

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