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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In Memory Of

CDR Molly Waters, USCG, Ret. passed away on May 17, 2019 from injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. Molly was a career officer who loved the sea and exemplified the Coast Guard core values of honor, respect, and devotion to duty. Following successful tours at sea, Molly was assigned to the office of Strategic Planning where she helped manage the Evergreen Program. A consummate professional and dedicated futurist, Molly authored many of the vignettes and scenarios used in the Evergreen Program. Molly was an integral member of FFCOI and helped build the organization in its early ears. She loved her work and will be sorely missed by the entire foresight community.


In Memory Of

Captain Shane Wymon Burge, a graduate of the United States Army’s Command and General Staff College. Shane passed away in Washington D.C. from a severe blockage in his heart that the doctor called a “widow maker” heart attack while sleeping. Shane was a proud member of the United States Air Force Reserve Auxiliary Civil Air Patrol and  a graduate from the Harvard Business School. Shane’s most recent assignment was at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). During his time at the VA, Shane helped drive innovation and the combination of Risk Management and Strategic Foresight. An active member of FFCoI, where he continued to help build the organization. Shane’s leadership, experience, and dedication to public service will be missed.


Foresight Workshop - Participants Needed

POC: Eric Popiel

On July 30th, OPM’s Strategic Workforce Foresight Team will be facilitating a workshop for the DHS Chief Human Capital Officer. This introductory workshop will identify megatrends, trends, drivers, and issues impacting DHS Employees and Family Readiness now and 10-15 years in the future. FFCoI members are invited to attend and contribute to DHS personnel future thought. The session will consist of structured brainstorming and prioritization exercises. (POC: Eric Popiel).


Joint Meeting (July 31)

POC: FFCOI

On July 31, FFCoI will hold a joint meeting with the Public Sector Foresight Network and the Association of Professional Futurists. The groups have been busy finalizing the agenda. Confirmed speakers include the Kedge Foundation; James Dator Director of the Hawaii Research Center for Futures Studies; and SOFWERX. RSVPs are required as the event will be held at the CENTRA venue in Virginia. Be sure to visit the FFCoI website, and RSVP by July 22, 2019.