The concept of FEAPO arose through the work of Dr. Brian Cameron, Executive Director of the Center for Enterprise Architecture at Penn State.Dr.Cameron is currently the Executive Director, Center for Enterprise Architecture at The College of Information Sciences and Technology (IST), The Pennsylvania State University.Dr.Cameron sits on the boards of and is involved in working groups of several professional organizations related to Enterprise Architecture.

The idea for FEAPO originated in the spring of 2010 as Dr.Brian Cameron was working with professional organizations involved in the Center for Enterprise Architecture.The Center for Enterprise Architecture actively engages with over 70 international corporations, industry associations and government agencies.Dr.Cameron invited representatives of the six largest professional groups that were involved in the Center for Enterprise Architecture to Penn State in June 2010 to discuss the FEAPO concept as a mechanism for the Enterprise Architecture community to undertake cross-organizational activities.

A second meeting was conducted in September of 2010.At this meeting it was decided to invite all known professional organizations that are involved in Enterprise Architecture to participate.The first organizational meeting of FEAPO with this expanded group was held on January 27 and 28, 2011 at CSC’s Executive Briefing Center.The Federation of Enterprise Architecture Professional Organizations (FEAPO) operating charter was ratified by 15 founding voting members at a meeting on June 9, 2011 in Falls Church, VA.