See tomorrow.
Shape today.

We're a crystal ball for Washington, D.C. -- a policy studio that forecasts the coming tech disruptions to future-proof America. We bring innovators together with policymakers so they can prepare for tomorrow, together.
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Emerging tech is upending national and economic security. See how we're shaping a more resilient future U.S.

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Think tanks are slow. The future is fast.

Introducing Policy Labs

Rapid-fire design thinking workshops with innovators and bipartisan leaders. Turn challenges into actionable outputs in weeks, not months.

Each Future US Institute deploys Policy Labs within its focus area. These multi-week policy sprints employ a rapid design thinking approach to to do three things at once: understand emerging tech trends, dig deep into the creative policy levers that can unlock that tech to solve problems, and design a campaign that can allow us to bring unique coalitions together to get things done fast.

The result? America is better prepared - faster - for tomorrow's tech disruptions.

How it works

Turning ideas into action. Not boring reports.
Step 1: Bring People Together
We connect two sets of leaders — innovators and policymakers — so they can co-create solutions to our country's biggest problems.
Step 2: Design solutions, fast
We hold action-oriented policy labs, where experts test and refine novel public policy solutions to these challenges.
Step 3: Deploy to create impact
Finally, we build coalitions to achieve rapid impact — whether it's preparing lawmakers for a major tech shift or helping agency leaders take action to prepare the country.

We break down silos and work with the best

Scr*w whitepapers.
We create change, fast.

Engaging

There are a lot of ways to drive change in D.C., and one of the worst is writing a report or white paper and expecting someone to do something about it. We don't have the time (or the patience).

Actionable

That's why our Policy Labs are designed to produce concrete, actionable recommendations for decision makers.

Effective

And we use all possible pathways to help them turn those ideas into action -- from advising on legislation and executive action to shaping federal investment in bleeding-edge tech.

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AI + Election Security Policy Lab

Led by a Civic Strike Force

Xander Schultz

CEO
Founder, One for Democracy

Miles Taylor

Chief Policy Officer
FMR Chief of Staff, DHS; Best Selling Author

Lara Stein

Chief Creative Officer
Founder, Ted-X; BOMA Global

Evan Burfield

Chief Strategy Officer
Co-Founder, 1776; Author, Regulatory Hacking

+ With support from our diverse, world-class advisory

Tristan Wilkerson
General Partner, High Street Equity Partners
Gary Marcus
Professor, NYU, Robust.AI, Geometric.AI, Author of Rebooting AI
Joshua Schoop
Director, Day One Project
Richard Reisman
Senior Fellow, Foundation for American Innovation, New York Angels
Bradley Tusk
Founder, CEO, Tusk Venture Partners
Hillary Lehr
Operating Partner, CEO, Higher Ground Labs, Quiller
Kathy Boockvar
Fmr. Secretary of State, Pennsylvania
Mondale Robinson
Founder, Black Male Voter Project
Will Stronge
Director of Research & Policy, Autonomy
Maia Monell
Co-Founder, Nav.it
Ian Seltzer
Principal, Pierce Yates Ventures
Ory Rinat
CEO, Urban Legend, Former White House Chief Digital Officer
Zoe Weinberg
Founder, ex/ante
Josh Balk
CEO, Accountability Board
Jiore Craig
Head of Elections, Institute for Strategic Dialogue
Dan Prieto
Former Cybersecurity Director, NSC, The White House
Sam Engelbardt
Co-Founder, Galaxy Interactive
Desmond Meade
President, Florida Rights Restoration Coalition
Tom Chi
Co-Founder, Google X, At One Ventures
Jen Pahlka
Author, Co-Founder, Code for America, US Digital Response
Amy McGrath
Founder, Honor Bound & Candidate for US Senate, Kentucky
Margaret Knowles
Vice President, Enable Ventures
Sean Shadmand
CTO, InQTel
Octavia Abell
Founder, Govern For America
De Kai
Professor, Board Member, UC Berkeley & The Future Society
Billy Watterson
Executive Director, Galaxy Gives
Dhruva Rajendra
Co-Founder, Latch
Victoria Houed
Director of AI Policy and Strategy, U.S. Department of Commerce
Jeff Seltzer
Managing Partner, Pierce Yates Ventures
Ronit Kanwar
Director of Partnerships, Schmidt Futures