The Federal Foresight Community of Interest (FFCOI) is a forum based on the discipline and application of foresight. It provides an opportunity for federal employees, think tanks, and industry to network, learn, analyze, develop, and communicate foresight methods and best practices to decision-makers and strategic planners. The FFCOI is a centralized connection point for agencies to share best practices, foster cross-agency support, and develop new and innovative ways to apply and improve the use of Strategic Foresight within the Federal Government. The FFCOI does not attempt to predict the future but seeks to understand the implications of various scenarios their agencies might reasonably face in a longer time frame.


Mission: FFCoI is an interagency group of foresight and strategy practitioners that provides expertise and information sharing in order to educate and enable better decision-making across the Federal Government.


Vision: FFCoI makes foresight an essential element of leadership to drive change in the US Government.



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VA MONTHLY FORESIGHT READS:

POC: Joseph Moore

As Veteran’s Day 2019 approaches, please take a moment to reflect on the dedication and sacrifice of all Veterans and their families. Many government agencies strive to help, hire, and research Veteran issues for their future well-being. The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) is especially dedicated to this mission. Within the VA the Strategic Foresight & Risk Management team produces “VA Monthly Foresight Reads”. The Foresight Reads are intended to highlight issues or trends which may prove significant in the emerging future of Veterans and beyond. Be sure to join their distribution list to keep up to date with emerging trends. And remember on November 11, at the 11th hour, 11th minute, and 11th second, please take a moment of silence in memory of all the Veterans and their families who have made the ultimate sacrifice.


IFTF FORESIGHT TRAINING IN WASHINGTON DC:

POC: Neela Lazkani

The Institute for the Future (IFTF) is hosting a 3-day Foresight Training event in Washington, D.C. at the World Bank March 24-26, 2020. The Foresight Training is a nut-and-bolts immersion in futures methodologies and tools. It is designed to help individuals and organizations grow their skills in the art and science of foresight – and join a vibrant network of practitioners who can advance futures thinking in all topics around the globe. Over the course of the intimate 3-day training, you’ll practice creating your own forecasts, learn how to structure and facilitate strategic futures conversations, and leave with your own “Future of X” project plan. Be sure to secure your seats.


FUTURE PROJECTIONS FOR THE MIDDLE EAST: GAME CHANGERS 2030 AND BEYOND CONFERENCE:

POC: Doug Maris

The Mastering Strategy: Strategic Management Performance System Certification Program, offered in conjunction with The George Washington University Center for Excellence in Public Leadership (GW-CEPL) is an intensive, hands-on Continuing Professional Education Program designed for professionals who are looking to build their skill sets in the management of strategy formulation, implementation, and evaluation. The program is available in three options: boot camp, live online, and self-paced online.


TECH WATCH HORIZON SCANNING COMMUNITY OF PRACTICE MEETING **USG ONLY**:

POC: Aaron Chan

On November 21, 2019, USG employees are cordially invited to attend the annual Technology Watch/Horizon Scanning (TW/HS) Community of Practice meeting. The annual meeting is an opportunity for TW/HS researchers to capture and share best practices, investigate collaboration opportunities, and develop standards and metric towards identifying and assessing emerging science and technology trends. Please note only USG are encouraged to RSVP.