AFEI was created in 1998 as the Association for Enterprise Integration under the not-for-profit incorporation of the parent organization - the National Defense Industrial Association.
AFEI has a 15-year history of government / industry volunteers working on joint projects. Over the years many changes have occurred as technology has rapidly evolved and expanded, and the role of the association has grown from its beginning in Defense logistics into taking an enterprise view of impacts of information on our enterprises.
In 2008 the Board of Directors voted to change the name to the Association for Enterprise Information. This was done to reflect the constantly changing world of information use and exchange based ever evolving technology.