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

The mayor and chancellor approved recommendations made by an integration task force, including a goal that schools should be evaluated according to diversity and not just academic achievement. Eliza Shapiro, New York Times, "Desegregating N.Y. Schools Was His Top Priority. What Happened?," 23 Aug. 2019 Blackburn has been a critic of big tech and chairs the new Senate Judiciary Committee’s tech task force, which is looking at privacy, data security, censorship and antitrust. Jay Greene, Washington Post, "Amazon’s strategy to win over congressional critics: tours of its giant warehouses," 22 Aug. 2019 Washington Redskins cornerback Josh Norman and New Orleans Saints linebacker Demario Davis are on the 12-member Players Coalition task force, which was founded in 2017 to address social justice and racial equality issues. Steve Gardner, USA TODAY, "NFL players Josh Norman, Demario Davis help post bail for detained immigrant," 15 Aug. 2019 The most notable example would be co-chairs of Gov. Newsom’s homelessness task force, Los Angeles County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas and Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg. Stephen Eide, Orange County Register, "What’s wrong with more rights for the homeless?," 14 Aug. 2019 This task force, made up of all parties involved, will help develop a resolution for for the 2020 season and beyond. Adam Lichtenstein, sun-sentinel.com, "Broward high school football officials agree to work preseason games; Palm Beach referees still threatening work stoppage," 6 Aug. 2019 TJ Mayes, Wolff’s former chief of staff and chairman of the task force, said substance abuse overwhelms the county’s law enforcement resources, jails and courts. Lauren Caruba, ExpressNews.com, "Bexar County opioid lawsuit against pharmaceutical companies gets October 2020 trial date," 30 July 2019 The Assembly has a different policy for task forces, such as the one on suicide prevention that Anderson sits on. Patrick Marley, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Leaders won't let lawmaker who uses wheelchair participate in meetings by phone," 29 July 2019 The Newport Beach task force formed earlier this year as part of a local push to address homelessness. Hillary Davis, Daily Pilot, "Newport Beach locals express sympathy for the homeless on their streets, but say enforcement still needed," 23 July 2019

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1941, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of task force

: a group of people who deal with a specific problem
: a military force that is sent to a particular place to deal with a problem

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