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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Deep Fakes to Deep Space Conference RSVP by 9/4:

POC: Stephen Sanford

From Deep Fakes to Deep Space: Policy Challenges for the Future - join the Center for Strategic Foresight, part of GAO's Office of Strategic Planning and External Liaison in a discussion on several critical issues confronting policymakers. Centered around issues of space policy and the growing use worldwide of "deep fake" synthetic media. The agenda will include speakers from Moon Express, Secure World Foundation, Fellows from both New America and Foreign Policy Research Institute, as well as a Keynote from the President of Arizona State University. The event is free, but seating is limited. In order to attend, you must register (CSF Registration) by September 4, 2019.

 


TFS 3-DAY APPLIED FORESIGHT ACCELERATOR – APPLICATIONS OPEN:

POC: The Futures School

The Futures School (TFS) flagship offering, the Applied Foresight Accelerator, is a three –day, immersive, hands-on projects-based program that exists to democratize foresight across disciplines and domains. The curriculum, which showcases trademarked Natural Foresight approach has been delivered to hundreds of leaders in over 25 countries, and has been repeatedly hailed as one of the most exciting, thought-provoking, and actionable programs available. The next Applied Foresight Accelerator programs will be in Portland, OR October 21-23, 2019. Apply online or check out their website for more information

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STUDY: PROFESSIONAL LIFE IN 2040:

POC: Denise Sughrue  and Robert Wagner

While the Toffler Associates don’t have a crystal ball, it is fair to bet that change is not slowing down and will impact how we work and live in 2040. This study begins to understand and then prepare our organizations and ourselves for these changes. For example, we are seeing an increasing pay to play scheme with digital channels requiring we relinquish our own data. There is a shift occurring away from traditional education models to more modular, just in time solutions. Income inequality is driving difference in life expectancy which will be further compounded as precision medicine becomes more pervasive. Additional reading on the study can be found on their website.