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DEPENDENCY. A territory distinct from the country in which the supreme sovereign, power resides, but belonging rightfully to it, and subject to the laws and regulations which the sovereign may think proper to prescribe. It differs from a colony, because it is not settled by the citizens of the sovereign or mother state; and from possession, because it is held by other title than that of mere conquest: for example, Malta was considered a dependency of Great Britain in the year 1813. 3 Wash. C. C. R. 286. Vide act of congress, March 1, 1809, commonly called the non-importation law.

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Computerized nurse dependency management systems may trim costs by assisting unit and other managers to allocate nursing staff by hours and skill mix and may improve nurse staff allocation relative to patient dependency requirements.
The standards would be organized into five categories: cyber risk governance; cyber risk management; internal dependency management (i.e., management of business assets upon which an entity depends to deliver services); external dependency management (i.e., management of an entitys relationships with outside vendors, suppliers, customers, utilities and other organizations upon which an entity depends to deliver services and the interconnections of the entity and those parties); and incident response, cyber resilience and situational awareness.
The FFIEC cybersecurity review comprises 40 separate requests for information presented in four areas: Cyber risk management and oversight, cybersecurity controls, external dependency management and threat intelligence and collaboration.