AES2 & CRDF Global Selected to Support Defense Department’s Counter-Narcotics & Global Threats IDIQ

AES2 and CRDF Global have been awarded a combined not-to-exceed $960,000,000 multiple award Indefinite-Delivery/Indefinite-Quantity (IDIQ) contract under the Department of Defense Counter-Narcotics and Global Threats (CN&GT) Operations, Logistics and Training Support program.

As one of 18 awardees of the contract, AES2 and CRDF Global, serving in a subcontractor role to AES2, will combine their complementary experience, resources and expertise to support the U.S. and its partner nations in countering national security threats, including illegal drugs, trafficking, piracy, transnational organized crime, and threat finance networks. Efforts under the scope of the contract will be completed on or before September 17, 2032, with the majority of work taking place outside of the United States.

“Both AES2 and CRDF Global have served as trusted partners to the U.S. government in missions of high significance to national security for decades, and we’re both proud to continue our strong legacy of support through the CN&GT Program,” said AES2 President Mike Watts. “Given AES2’s strong and trusted legacy of providing engineering, integration, operations, and OCONUS fielding support, CRDF Global will serve as the ideal subcontractor, with its expertise in digital resilience and their proven experience in cybersecurity capacity building, training, and advisory support services.”

“We are honored to partner with AES2 and leverage our decades of experience in training and capacity building missions towards our shared goal of building a more safe and secure world,” said CRDF Global President and Chief Operating Officer Tina Dolph. “With our teams actively supporting counterterrorism and law enforcement training missions worldwide, we are prepared and well-positioned to provide the responsive, tailored and effective solutions required for a program of this level of complexity and significance.”  

About AES2 Advanced Engineering Solutions & Services (AES2) is a leading provider of Engineering, Integration, Training, And Operations Support for the Department of Defense (DoD), federal agencies, and US Partner Nations. Headquartered in Aberdeen, MD, with a secondary office in Tampa Florida, AES2 teams are strategically positioned to provide rapid, agile, and fully tailored solutions and services to support the US and partner nation missions. With a state-of-the-art systems integration lab near the Aberdeen Proving Ground and the Army Futures Command C5ISR Center, and close proximity to MacDill AFB, USCENTCOM and USSOCOM Headquarters, AES2 is proud to stand ready to support the most innovative and responsive support to its customers’ most challenging missions. To learn more, please visit

About CRDF Global CRDF Global is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to building a safer, healthier, and more secure world. A trusted government partner for over 25 years, CRDF Global works in over 120 countries to mitigate shared global challenges in the areas of in the areas of international security cooperation, nonproliferation, cybersecurity and digital resilience, global health, food security, economic development, and professional exchanges. CRDF Global operates regional hubs in Arlington, Virginia; Amman, Jordan; Kyiv, Ukraine; Warsaw, Poland; Almaty; Kazakhstan; and Manila, Philippines. For more information, visit For media inquiries, please contact Meg LaBumbard at