Strategic Foresight

Range of activities associated with longer range planning and alternative futures analysis.

Sample Usage: The organization’s strategic foresight initiative called for horizon scanning and analysis of the long-term implications of security policies.

Annotation: Strategic foresight can be applied to activities such as scenario development, critical thinking and brainstorming about long-term trends, Delphi sessions, workshops, trend analysis and gaming (or “war-gaming”).

Source: DHS Risk Lexicon, U.S. Department of Homeland Security, 2010 Edition. September 2010 Regulatory Guidance

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