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Panel Meeting Summary Notes: October 18, 2019

October 28, 2019

NAPA EOM Panel Meeting - Summary Notes

Topic: GAO’s Center for Strategic Foresight

October 18, 2019

Background. The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) has established a new Center for Strategic Foresight. It offers new attention and impetus to formalizing and institutionalizing the use of strategic foresight in government. GAO’s executive sponsor and the Center’s inaugural director provided an overview of the Center’s organization, objectives, and potential future activities.

This panel has followed the development and use of strategic foresight in executive branch agencies and offered its recommendations on this issue to the 2016 presidential transition team.

Discussants:

James-Christian Blockwood, Managing Director, Strategic Planning and External Liaison, GAO (and NAPA Fellow)

Stephen Sanford, Director, Center for Strategic Foresight, GAO