Eric Popiel

Senior Strategic Foresight Analyst, U.S. Office of Personnel Management

Eric Popiel was assigned to the Emerging Policy Staff (DCO-X) under the Deputy Commandant for Operations at Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, D.C. where he managed the Evergreen Program, the Coast Guard's Strategic Foresight Initiative for 5 years. In this capacity, he utilized various foresight techniques and methods to help the Coast Guard leverage future opportunities, identify emerging threats, and recognize potential blind spots across all 11 statutory missions. He currently works at the U.S. Office of Personnel Management as a Strategic Foresight Analyst and co-manager of OPM’s Strategic Workforce Foresight Team (SWFT) in Employee Services (ES), Strategic Workforce Planning (SWP). He is responsible for the long-term futures program that informs federal workforce policy for OPM and assists 24 CFO Act agencies in Strategic Human Capital Management. In addition, he is a project manager for the President’s Management Agenda (PMA) Strategy Three focused on ensuring the success of the future federal workforce and the ES liaison to the Office of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Accessibility (ODEIA) He also serves as a co-chair of the Federal Foresight Community of Interest (FFCOI), a group dedicated to collaborating and promoting foresight and futures thinking within the Federal Government.