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.

WEBINARS: Quarterly meetings are being postponed until further notice. However, FFCOI will be featuring monthly webinars on topics relevant to the community. RSVPs are required for each webinar. Thanks for your patience.

Next FFCOI **Webinar**

July 18, 2024 (11:30am EST)

**RSVP to Sharaelle A. Grzesiak

by July 12 2024** 


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July Webinar - Anticipatory Governance for Democracy: A Systems Approach for Strategic Foresight (July 18, 2024)

Leon Fuerth and Sheila Ronis, of Anticipatory Governance for Democracy, will talk about how disruptive forms of change are challenging the adaptive capacity of democratic governance. The talk will focus on the idea that the most effective forms of analysis that we can bring to bear relate to (1) systems as a way to study organizations; (2) complexity as a way to understand interactions within and among systems; (3) foresight, as a way to think about alternative futures; and (4) values, as a way to focus on people rather than abstractions. RSVP to Sharaelle A. Grzesiak by July 12.


Partnership for Public Service and Boston Consulting Group, in collaboration with The Washington Post, has released its list of the 2023 Best Places to Work in the Federal Government®, featuring the top 10 agencies in four size groupings: large, midsize and small agencies, as well as agency subcomponents. Congratulations to our partners at NASA (#1 large agency) and GAO (#1 midsize agency) for their outstanding employee engagement and satisfaction ratings!


POC: Robin Champ

Scenario-Based Planning is a certification course, eligible for certification from the George Washington University Center for Excellence in Public Leadership and the Baldridge Foundation. This course will teach you about trends, writing scenarios, and how to run a workshop to get results. Mastering Foresight has two September cohorts: September 9-13 for the Public Sector, and September 16-20 open to all; both via Zoom.


POC: Daniel Silva

DMS Academy and American University are launching a 12-week joint certificate program on Foresight starting in September 2024. Cohorts will meet weekly, with the first and last sessions to be held in-person in Washington, DC. Register for an upcoming information session or request more here.



Despite our fast-moving world, we can stay ahead of the curve and create the future. Join TFSX and diverse peers in Los Angeles, California this October 15-17 to apply proven frameworks that flip disruption into opportunity. All levels of foresight knowledge are welcome. Applications due by September 26. Tuition assistance is available.


POC:  Rob Loomis

BluePath Labs is seeking an experienced futurist for a significant initiative supporting the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) National Risk Management Center (NRMC) in Critical Infrastructure Risk Analysis. As a Senior Strategy Consultant, the selected canditate will help NRMC anticipate and prepare for future risks to critical infrastructure systems. For more information and to apply, see the posting.


A new report from Deloitte Insights finds that governments are strategically combining multiple tools and techniques to achieve 10x improvement across operations, service delivery, customer experience, and mission outcomes.


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