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The Federation of Enterprise Architecture Professional Organizations (FEAPO) is Official! (CIPS a founding member)



A trailblazing organization of enterprise architecture professional associations is now official. The Federation of Enterprise Architecture Professional Organizations (FEAPO) Operating Charter was ratified by 15 founding voting members at a meeting on June 9 2011 at the Computer Sciences Corporation Executive Briefing Center in Falls Church, Va.


FEAPO, which was launched in January 2011, is an association of professional organizations whose members have an active interest in the practice and professionalism of Enterprise Architecture. The purpose of FEAPO is to provide a forum to discuss cross organizational activities to standardize, professionalize, and otherwise advance the discipline of Enterprise Architecture.


FEAPO’s founder, Dr. Brian Cameron, stated “I am thankful to the contributions of the founding  delegates who actively participated since the FEAPO launch in January 2011 – we wouldn’t have gotten his far without their hard work and enthusiasm”


The purpose of the operating charter is to record the guiding principles and procedures for operation of FEAPO. The guiding principles are: The Primacy of Principles, Collaboration, Shared Motivation, Transparent Governance, and Competitive Neutrality and Open Standards.


The current list of founding voting members that signed the charter includes:


·         Data Management International ( DAMA International)

·         DAMA International Education & Research Foundation

·         The Association for Enterprise Information

·         Association of Enterprise Architects

·         The Business Architecture Society (BAS)

·         The Canadian Information Processing Society (CIPS)

·         CAEAP (The Center for Advancement for the Enterprise Architecture Profession)

·         IAC EA Shared Interest Group

·         GITCA (The Global IT Community Association)

·         The National Association of State CIO's (NASCIO)

·         The Network Professional Association (NPA)

·         The Open Group

·         IEEE Computer Society

·         The British Computer Society

·         Federal CIO Council


In addition, FEAPO was recently recognized by the U.S. Department of Defense and has the support of the federal government.  Walt Okon, Senior Architect Engineer for the Architecture & Infrastructure Directorate Office of the Secretary of Defense, recently told Cameron in an e-mail that the Department of Defense is “committed to keeping our Director and the Department of Defense CIO informed of involvement and joint efforts.”


“The Department of Defense is very interested and supportive of your efforts in the development of FEAPO,” Okon wrote. “We look forward to active participation and involvement.”