The mission of the Forum Foundation for Analytic Excellence is to propagate the effective use of critical thinking skills and structured analytic techniques by teaching, certifying, and applying these skills to a broad range of enduring and emerging issues across a wide spectrum of non-government and government organizations and departments.

The Forum Foundation for Analytic Excellence believes that the effective use and application of systematic thinking and rigorous analysis can not only improve processes, outcomes, decision-making, and accuracy in all endeavors, but also assist in the anticipation, mitigation, and management of change, major events, and crises. Whether helping first responders identify diagnostic indicators of domestic abuse or child trafficking, or improving analytic and collaborative processes in law enforcement fusion centers, or instructing international development workers in structured analytic techniques, the FFAE is leading the way in analysis.