August 16, 2021
Cambridge Is Working to Advance the Counternarcotics (CN) Mission
Cambridge has maintained a continuous presence in and worked to further the counternarcotics (CN) mission area across several agencies and organizations for more than 26 years. It is the company’s most robust area of domain expertise dating back to Cambridge’s first major contract which was for the design and build of a satellite earth station in Bogota, Colombia – a system designed to detect and monitor narcotics trafficking. From there, Cambridge has continued to deepen our CN experience, expand our footprint, and invest in our capacity to deliver on CN mission requirements.
To date, Cambridge has worked in 55 countries on six continents, applying an international sensibility to problem solving that today’s interconnected world of threats and alliances demands. As a Prime contractor, Cambridge leverages this global CN capability to meet the objectives of the Counter-Narcotics and Global Threats (CN>) program.
The CN> program supports commands, bureaus, agencies, and partner nations (PNs) to oppose global organized crime, even as the challenges increase in complexity and intensity. The mission areas are diverse but connected, from traditional CN and maritime border defense to more recent air domain awareness and cyberspace security concerns.
Cambridge has been with the program since it began. We were an active subcontractor on CN>’s predecessor, the Counter Narco-Terrorism Program Office (CNTPO) Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract from its inception in 2007 all the way through its transition to CN>. On CNTPO, Cambridge successfully performed essential requirements, including cross-border microwave communications system integration; CN intelligence collection, analysis, and fusion; and counter-threat finance services in support of U.S. Northern Command (USNORTHCOM) and U.S. Central Command (USCENTCOM).
When CNTPO transitioned to CN> in 2016, Cambridge was awarded a Prime seat on the CN> Operations and Logistics IDIQ contract. Later that year, we won our first task order on the IDIQ— the high visibility and ambitious Colombian Regional Helicopter Training Center (RHTC) Services contract. Labeled U.S. Southern Command’s (SOUTHCOM) “flagship” program, RHTC required a range of OH-58 and TH-67 helicopter services to assist the Colombian military in building their own capability to manage autonomously. RHTC also had an aggressive three-year timeline for nationalization. Cambridge was equipped to deliver and met both the demanding schedule and requirements to nationalize RHTC in 2019.
Cambridge has been awarded nine task orders thus far on CN>, performing across the Combatant Commands (CCMDs) in all functional areas. In early 2021, on our most recent win, Cambridge was selected to provide the U.S. Security Cooperation Office (SCO) with administrative, logistics, and security services at multiple locations throughout Colombia. Thus, Cambridge has come full circle decades later to support the fight of illicit trafficking in the country of our first major CN effort.
“Cambridge is proud of our proven CN performance in the critical fight against illicit drug trafficking and narco-terrorism activities. The opportunity to bolster a host nation’s capabilities so that local forces can operate more effectively is the goal upon which our company was founded. This work is the core of who we are as a company and we look forward to more opportunities to advance the CN mission in Colombia as well as globally” said Elizabeth Germanos Buker, General Manager and Senior Director of the Cambridge COCOMs and Joint Solutions Operating Group.
Cambridge leverages our extensive CN mission experience and global footprint to deliver solutions that enhance visibility across organizations and agencies, support strategic decision making, and optimize operational readiness in support of the CN mission.