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Advanced Guidance System Design and Mission Assurance

Cost as an Independent Variable (CAIV) and Design To Cost (DTC)

Engineering Design Analysis

Management Strategy


Advanced Guidance System Design and Mission Assurance

1.      Edmund H. Conrow, "A Parametric Analysis of TERCOM False Fix Probability," Proceedings of the IEEE 1978 National Aerospace and Electronics Conference (NAECON 78), Vol. 3, 16-18 May , 1978, pp. 1271-1277.

2.     Edmund H. Conrow, “The Feasibility of An Airborne Thermal Infrared Position Updating System.” Presentation to the Second Digital Avionics Systems Conference, 2-4 November 1977.

3.     Edmund H. Conrow, “The Feasibility of An Airborne Thermal Infrared Position Updating System.” Paper published in the proceedings of the Second Digital Avionics Systems Conference, 2-4 November 1977 (pp. 35-39).

4.     Edmund H. Conrow and Joseph A. Ratkovic, “Almost Everything One Needs to Know About Image Matching Systems.” Presentation to the 24th International Society of Photographic Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) Symposium, 28 July-1 August 1980.

5.     Edmund H. Conrow and Joseph A. Ratkovic, “Almost Everything One Needs to Know About Image Matching Systems.” Paper published in the proceedings of the 24th International SPIE Symposium, 28 July-1 August 1980.


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Cost as an Independent Variable (CAIV) and Design To Cost (DTC)

1.     Edmund H. Conrow, "Some Long-Term Issues and Impediments Affecting Military Systems Acquisition Reform," Acquisition Review Quarterly, Defense Acquisition University (DAU), Summer 1995 (refereed journal).  [The focus of this paper is acquisition strategy, Cost as an Independent Variable, risk management (identifying sources of risk), trading cost/performance/schedule/risk, and engineering design analysis.]

2.     Edmund H. Conrow, "Some Potential Benefits Of Using Cost As An Independent Variable In Defense Programs," Program Manager, DSMC, November/December 1996.

3.     Edmund H. Conrow and David Graham, "Cost as an Independent Variable," Co-developer and co-presenter of this invited briefing presented twice at the Air Force AFSMC Acquisition Reform Week, 17-18 March 1997.

4.     Edmund H. Conrow, "Some Considerations For Improving The Program Design Process With CAIV." Invited briefing at CAIV Workshop presented at AFSMC Acquisition Reform Week, 20 March 1997.

5.     Edmund H. Conrow, "CAIV and Risk Management." Invited presentation at the SCEA CAIV Workshop, 18-19 March 1998. Also, served as workshop chairman for the two day CAIV and Risk Management track at this conference.

6.     Edmund H. Conrow, "Some CAIV Implementation Considerations." Invited presentation given twice at AFSMC Acquisition Reform Week, 4 May 1998. I also served as co-facilitator of the workshop.

7.     Edmund H. Conrow, "CAIV and Risk Management: Some Issues and Solutions." Invited presentation at AFSMC Acquisition Reform Week, 6 May 1998. I also helped plan the workshop.

8.     Edmund H. Conrow, "CAIV Process Integration and Implementation." Conference overview presentation at the SCEA CAIV Workshop, 28 October 1998. I also served as the Conference deputy chairman and co-chairman of the CAIV Process Integration and Implementation Working Group at this conference.

9.     Edmund H. Conrow, "CAIV Process Integration and Implementation." Invited presentation at the SCEA CAIV Workshop, 29 October 1998. I also served as the Conference Deputy Chairman and co-chairman of the two day CAIV Process Integration and Implementation Working Group at this conference.

10. Edmund H. Conrow and Lt. Col. Dorsey Higdon, "CAIV and IPTs." Invited presentation at the SCEA CAIV Workshop, 29 October 1998.

11. Edmund H. Conrow, "Some CAIV Engineering, Integration, and Implementation Considerations." Invited presentation at AFSMC Acquisition Reform Week, 9 June 1999. I also served as facilitator of the workshop.

12. Edmund H. Conrow, "Some CAIV Integration and Implementation Considerations." Invited presentation at AFSMC Acquisition Reform Week, 9 June 1999. I also served as facilitator of the CAIV Panel.

13. Edmund H. Conrow, "Some CAIV Engineering, Integration, and Implementation Considerations." Invited presentation at AFSMC Acquisition Reform Week, 23 May 2000. I also served as facilitator of the workshop.

14. Edmund H. Conrow, "Some CAIV Integration and Implementation Considerations." Invited presentation at AFSMC Acquisition Reform Week, 24 May 2000.


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Engineering Design Analysis

1.     Edmund H. Conrow, "Some Wide-Spread Issues Affecting Military Systems Development," Aerospace America, American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics, November 1995.

2.     Edmund H. Conrow, "Some Considerations for Design Selection in Commercial, Government and Defense Programs." Presentation to the 1997 Acquisition Research Symposium, June 1997.

3.     Edmund H. Conrow, "Some Considerations for Design Selection in Commercial, Government and Defense Programs." Paper published in the proceedings of the 1997 Acquisition Research Symposium, DSMC, June 1997.


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Management Strategy

1.     Edmund H. Conrow, "Some Common Characteristics of the Minuteman I, Polaris A-1, and ALCM Development Programs," Acquisition Review Quarterly, DAU, Spring 1995 (refereed journal).

2.     Edmund H. Conrow, "Some Common Minuteman I, Polaris A-1, and ALCM Development Program Characteristics."  Presentation to the 1995 Acquisition Research Symposium, DSMC, June 1995.

3.     Edmund H. Conrow, "Some Common Minuteman I, Polaris A-1, and ALCM Development Program Characteristics.”  Paper published in the proceedings of the 1995 Acquisition Research Symposium, DSMC, June 1995.

4.     Edmund H. Conrow, "Government Acquisition Strategy in the Cruise Missile Program," Paper published in the "1995 Acquisition Research Symposium Proceedings," DSMC, June 1995.

5.     Edmund H. Conrow, "A Microeconomic Analysis of Soviet Military Systems Acquisition." Paper published in the "1995 Acquisition Research Symposium Proceedings," DSMC, June 1995.

6.     Edmund H. Conrow, "Predicting and Controlling Systems Acquisition Cost and Schedule." Invited presentation to the AIAA Los Angeles Section Chapter, 12 October 1995.

7.     Edmund H. Conrow "Have Performance Requirements Historically Been Met in Systems Developed for the U. S. Military?" Invited white paper response from the 1997 SCEA Acquisition Reform Model Sharing Workshop (10 June 1997), 12 June 1997.

8.     Edmund H. Conrow, "Consulting on High Technology and Large-Scale Development Projects," Journal of Management Consulting, Vol. 10, Number 2, November 1998, pp. 31-37.


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