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forcing function

Any management device or tool used to limit user errors by prohibiting specific actions without prior use of necessary safety procedures. In nursing a device that stores and dispenses medications and that may prevent the withdrawal of those medications unless the patient's vital signs or allergy list is recorded by the nurse and found to meet specified criteria for safe use.
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Her larger argument about the emergence of military-industrial complexes in the United States and Britain hinges on this relationship, and torpedoes represented what one might call an agency technology, providing a forcing function for public and private sectors to overcome the difficulties in solving complex military problems--problems that could only be solved in partnership.
The workload forcing function that drives these models is transactional data obtained from an enterprise business system like the Standard Army Ammunition System-Modernization or the Standard Army Retail Supply System.
The reduction of personnel manning levels is a forcing function to streamline command and control across all warfighting functions.
The next forcing function for such a deal might be the requirement to raise the debt ceiling that Congress will confront in the late summer or early fall.
If MLB were concerned enough to prevent the antitrust case to go the distance, it could act as a forcing function to achieve the move by the A's.
Built upon BizFlow, HandySoft's automated business process workflow software application, and guided by input and active participation from the SWIFT team and consultants RF Logistics, this solution provides visibility into the process, standardization, and forcing function for over 6,000 purchases and $5.
The IPCC's general position is that naturally driven climate change occurs over relatively short periods; a sustained temperature rise lasting thirty years is unprecedented and therefore must be the result of a nonnatural forcing function.
The automation for the GPCP using SWIFT provides visibility into the process, standardization, and forcing function for more than 6,000 purchases and $5.
The Base Realignment and Closure activity, or BRAC, has helped serve as a forcing function.
It is not a cliff, it is a glide slope," Jones said of the strategy announced by Obama that includes the 2011 time line -- a move Jones said was a good idea and "a useful forcing function.
These are always great events because they energize the crew, they are a forcing function for excellence because it demands precision, readiness and having your head in the game and that's exactly what it's about as we deliver combat readiness around the world," said Smith.
A final step and forcing function was the requirement for each work group to deliver an action plan back-brief to the Chief of Engineers, the Engineer School Commandant, and all of our ENFORCE colleagues on the final day of the conference.