By F. Stevens Redburn and Jonathan D. Breul
How can strategic foresight be effectively linked to decision making in the federal executive branch?
Strategic foresight can inform national policy in the face of profound uncertainty about what lies ahead. It recognizes the requirement to look beyond the horizon and imagine a range of possible futures, so that policy makers can prepare for the unexpected and even the unlikely. Strategic foresight efforts enhance the knowledge base for thinking about and designing policies and can help identify current policy gaps. However, foresight can only be useful if it is connected to