EA Organizations

Professional EA Organizations


Federal CPIC Forum

Welcome to the Federal CPIC Forum. Founded in 2006, The Federal CPIC Forum is a 501c3 Educational NonProfit Organization (our tax ID number is posted on the members-only site.) The FCPF Charter is to bring together the government Capital Planning community to develop and provide CPIC standards, best practices, access to training and education as well as certification. Our mission is to develop the CPIC community and utilize the knowledge and resources of our member companies and professionals to identify and develop best practices, CPIC performance measures, working groups, capital planning services. We will work together with our member community to provide and ensure a pool of qualified and educated government and industry capital planning talent.

Center for the Advancement of the Enterprise Architecture Profession

CAEAP is a unique advocate for strengthening the professional stature of enterprise architecture. The goals of the organization are to ensure: a) consistent certification standards are maintained, b) there is a recognizable common public perception of enterprise architecture, c) enterprise architects are held to appropriate ethical standards, d) universities and standards organizations have mutual working points to extend the field, and e) there is a clearly defined path to becoming and maturing as an enterprise architect.

Zachman International

John A. Zachman is the originator of the "Framework for Enterprise Architecture" which has received broad acceptance around the world as an integrative framework, or "periodic table" of descriptive representations for Enterprises. Mr. Zachman is not only known for this work on Enterprise Architecture, but is also known for his early contributions to IBM’s Information Strategy methodology (Business Systems Planning) as well as to their Executive team planning techniques (Intensive Planning).

Federal Enterprise Architecture (FEA) Program

On February 6, 2002 the development of a Federal Enterprise Architecture (FEA) commenced. Led by OMB, the purpose of this effort is to identify opportunities to simplify processes and unify work across the agencies and within the lines of business of the Federal government. The outcome of this effort will be a more citizen-centered, customer-focused government that maximizes technology investments to better achieve mission outcomes.


The IEEE, a non-profit organization, is the world's leading professional association for the advancement of technology. The full name of the IEEE is the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc., although the organization is referred to by the letters I-E-E-E and pronounced Eye-triple-E.

National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO)

The NASCIO Enterprise Architecture program was developed to enable the mission of state and local government. Government must continually reinvent itself to remain relevant by effectively and efficiently providing services to the citizens of this country. The path to this continual transformation must embrace leadership, management, coordination, communication and technology throughout government. Enterprise architecture is the discipline to appropriately define and leverage these capabilities within the complexities of government.

The International Association of Software Architects (IASA)

IASA is the premier association focused on the architecture profession through the advancement of best practices and education while delivering programs and services. IASA promotes the advancement of best practice and education while delivering programs and services to IT architects of all levels around the world. Established in 2002, IASA is an international non-profit business association dedicated to the advancement and sharing of issues related to software architecture in the enterprise, product, education and government sectors. The association is committed to improving the quality of the IT architecture industry by developing and delivering standards, education programs and developing accreditation programs and services that optimize the development of architecture profession. IASA membership consists of approximately 5,000 members located in over 40 countries.

Association of Enterprise Architects (AEA)

The mission of the Association of Enterprise Architecture (a|EA) is to provide a global forum for the advancement of the profession and practice of enterprise architecture.

Institute For Enterprise Architecture Developments

IFEAD is a not for profit research and information exchange organization working on the future state of Enterprise Architecture which was founded in 2001 by Jaap Schekkerman, Thought Leader in Business Technology Strategy & Enterprise Architecture.

Institute for International Research (IIR)

It is the mission of the Institute for International Research New York to facilitate the growth and advancement of our core client-partners by supplying the optimum business solutions, at the right time and in the right format - so that their goals can be surpassed and unique marketplace challenges overcome.

Society for Information Management - EA Working Group (SIMEAWG)

The SIM Enterprise Architecture Working Group is being formed to identify and share processes, methods, tools, concepts, and best practices to enable IT organizations to understand, create, and manage EA in partnership with the business. This will in turn help these same IT organizations substantially enhance the way they manage change, reduce complexity, reengineer processes, plan, strategize, govern, manage projects, and deliver value.

The Association for Information Systems (AIS)

The Association for Information Systems (AIS) founded in 1994, is a professional organization whose purpose is to serve as the premier global organization for academics specializing in Information Systems.