Chapter 11. Leaders - Exemplary Foresight Practitioners and Organizations

Government and Defense Contractors Notable for Foresight Work

Organizational foresight leaders and previous leaders (“prev.”) are listed below in bold, where known. Check LinkedIn Advanced Search, using org name and relevant foresight terms (strategy, foresight, forecasting, design, innovation, scenarios, etc.), org site search, (site:domainname searchstring) and general Google search to find current and past foresight leaders at each org. Use multiple negatives to eliminate urls or terms you don’t want, and use quotes to get exact phrases, like “strategic foresight” and “future of”.

Company Foresight Leaders; Company Description Region (HQ)
Armasuisse Procurement, quality assurance, geographical reference data of Switzerland mainly for the Swiss armed forces. 3 (Bern, Switzerland)
ATECH Brazilian strategic provider of command and control systems for security, defence and airspace, part of EMBRAER Group. 2 (Sao Paulo, Brazil)
Battelle R&D, product design & manuf. for gvmnt and commercial companies in security, life sciences, energy and envir. industries. 1 (Columbus, OH)
Boeing Global Strike aircraft. Leaders in Real Options Analysis for R&D. 1 (Chicago, IL)
Computer Sciences Corp Leaders in battlefield and flight simulation systems and training. 1 (Falls Church, VA)
FOI FOI of Sweden is one of Europe’s leading research institutes in the areas of defence and security. 3 (Stockholm, Sweden)
Forecast International Aerospace, defense, electronics, and power systems intelligence. 1 (Newton, CT)
G4S World’s largest and multinational security services company. 3 (Crawley, UK)
General Electric Electronic warfare, military communications, ISR technologies. 1 (Schenectady, NY)
iRobot Battlefield robots, IED disposal systems. 1 (Bedford, MA)
KBR Martin Humphreys, VP, Engr; Engineering and military contracting. 1 (Houston, TX)
L-3 Communications C3ISR (Command, Control, Comms, Intel, Surveillance, Reconnaissance) tech. 1 (New York, NY)
Lockheed Martin Global security, aerospace, and information technology company mainly working for US govt but also international govts. 1 (Columbus, OH)
ManTech A leading provider of C4ISR tech (command, control, intel, surveillance). Pioneered wargaming models for US Navy. 1 (Fairfax, VA)
Marintek The Norwegian Marine Technology Research Institute (MARINTEK) performs R&D for companies in the field of marine technology. 3 (Norway)
MITRE Top US federally funded non-profit w/ R&D centers (FFRDC) for sci. research & analysis, dev. & acq., systems eng. & integration. 1 (MA & VA, USA)
Nesta UK’s Innovation Foundation. 3 (UK)
Northrop Grumman Foresight Work for Defense Clients. 1 (VA, USA)
Prevailance Ross Riddell; Consulting support to the Department of Defense,State and Federal governments, and the private sector. 1 (VA, USA)
QinetiQ Mutinational defense. Battlefield robots, sniper-detection systems. 3 (Farnborough, UK)
RAND Nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis. 1 (CA, USA)
RAND Europe Nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis. 3 (London, UK)
Sandia National Labs Defense. Lockheed Martin Subsidiary. 1 (NM, USA)
SAIC Defense technology integrator for full lifecycle services and solutions in the technical, engineering, and enterprise IT markets. 1 (VA, USA)
Sandfire AG Dr Heiko Borchert; Security foresight consulting. 3 (Lucerne,Switzerland)
Serco Robert Hahn, VP Business Process Services; World’s largest service company for governments. 3 (Hampshire, UK)
SRI International Patrick Lincoln, Markus Krummenacker; Nonprofit research and innovation center serving government & industry. Basic & applied research, lab & advisory services, technology development & licenses, systems, products, and ventures. 2500 emps. 1 (CA, USA)
TASC Jim Burke; National security and intelligence technology and services. 1 (Chantilly, VA)
Textron Drones & armored vehicles, Kiowa, Bell Helos, Cessna aircraft. 1 (Providence, RI)
Thales Group A major electronic systems co in defence, aerospace, airlines security and safety, information tech, and transportation industries. 3 (Neuilly-sur-Seine, France)
United Technologies Sikorsky helicopters, aerospace, blding industry R&D. 200K emps. 1 (Hartford, CT)

Know other foresight leaders that should be here? Let us know. Want to help edit this page? Email us.