At some point during the Galactic Civil War, Conegan received a report from General Crix Madine. The report briefed the colonel on Operation Death-Hunter, a secret Imperial project based in the Outer Rim Territories. Madine had contacted Conegan because one of his Core World spies had filed a report that a large order of Tech 4 PDVs with connections to the Death-Hunter project was being sent to the Jaemus shipyards. Madine wished for Conegan to assemble a team to investigate the shipyards and pinpoint the location of the project.
However, Madine clarified the report by explaining that the source of the information, the spy known as "Tigress", had broken off contact with Alliance Intelligence for a time before re-establishing contact. The troubling thing was that after this incident, the accuracy of the spy's reports dropped by 20%. Due to this, Madine warned Conegan that the Death-Hunter project might just be a ruse by a double agent. The truth of the Imperial project was eventually revealed by Conegan's team.