Policy Submissions

S963 - Horizon scanning in government


Horizon Scanning: IET comments to the House of Commons Science and Technology Select Committee

Abstract Government departments are reticent about commissioning and publicising horizon scanning studies because such studies are necessarily vague on detail and costs, and can expose departments to cynical ridicule. The best examples of government horizon scanning have occurred when there has been ministerial level support for the work. The Day Review concentrates too much on commissioning and governance and not enough on implementation and follow-up.  Horizon scanning has to operate at the horizon and look forward, not wait until the issues can be clearly identified.

Submission Details Submitted on 23 September 2013 to House of Commons Science and Technology Select Committee

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Keywords and Search Terms Horizon scanning, Day review, implementation, government departments