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CW Furlow  
 

Mr. Clarenton W. "C.W." Furlow, Senior Vice-President

Mr. Furlow started with CRL Technologies in July 2008 and is the company’s Senior Vice President.

Prior to joining CRL, Mr. Furlow was selected to the Senior Executive Service and served as the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Information Technology (IT) Resources Management. He was the senior civilian reporting to the Chief Information Officer on the Department of Veterans Affairs' IT resources and was focused on bringing discipline, oversight, management, control and structure to finance, contracting, asset/facility and human resources.

Mr. Furlow began his civil service career in 1989 with the Systems Engineering Test Directorate at Patuxent River, MD, after serving four years active duty with the U.S. Navy and working in private industry for several years. He was assigned to the Electromagnetic Environmental Effects (E3) Branch as the Strike Aircraft Test and Evaluation Lead, where he directed and conducted testing on front line tactical aircraft. He was also dual-hatted as the Lead E3 Engineer for the Navy's premier tactical aircraft, the F/A-18 Hornet. In this capacity, he provided consultation to the Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) leadership, as well as system and subsystem vendors on electromagnetic compatibility designs and specifications. The combination of these two jobs made him the focal point for all Navy/Foreign Military Sales F/A-18 E3 matters.

Mr. Furlow left the E3 world in September 1996 and held a program management position for tactical aircraft avionics subsystems. In January 1999 he was selected to be the Systems Development Operations Officer for the Program Manager Aircraft (PMA) 265. In this capacity, Mr. Furlow served as the central point of contact for all matters concerning, at the time, one of the Navy's largest acquisition programs. In May 2001, Mr. Furlow was hand-picked to serve on the staff of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Air Programs and served as the Assistant Secretary of the Navy, Research, Development and Acquisition focal point for all Program Executive Officer, Tactical Aircraft programs.

In September of that same year, he took the position of Principal Deputy Program Manager for the Defense Suppression Systems Program Office (PMA-242), where he was responsible for the full acquisition lifecycle, including a broad range of technical, financial and managerial efforts related to air launched weapons. He was provided with acquisition and managerial responsibility for a team of over 150 (full-time and part-time) domestic and international military and civilian employees and approximately $2.5 billion in obligation authority.

In 2004, he was selected by the Department of Navy to be the liaison between the NAVAIR and the Chief Naval Operations (CNO) Fleet Readiness Division (N43), where he was responsible for liaison support that improved NAVAIR's ability to develop aviation readiness requirements. During his tenure at N43, he was selected to serve as a Senior Analyst on the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) Commission.

Mr. Furlow holds a BS degree in electrical engineering and has completed both the executive and advanced program manager courses from the Defense Systems Management College at Ft. Belvoir, VA. He is an active member of the U.S. Navy Reserves, serving in the Kosovo and Global War on Terrorism (Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF)/Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF)) conflicts.