Chantilly, VA – July 8, 2019: System High, a leading provider of proactive protection (P2), security engineering, counterintelligence, and cybersecurity solutions to select government and commercial customers, announced Bob Work has joined the Company’s board of directors. Bob Work has over four decades of national security, defense strategy, programming and budgeting, and defense transformation expertise. System High is backed by Enlightenment Capital.

Work was appointed by President Obama to serve as the 31st Deputy Secretary of Defense. In this role, Work oversaw the day-to-day operations of the Department of Defense and the development of its $600 billion program and budget for three different Secretaries of Defense before leaving government service in 2017. Prior to that, Work served as Under Secretary of the Navy. Work served his country for 27 years in the United States Marine Corps, where he attained the rank of Colonel.

“Bob fully understands the challenges facing our country in developing, deploying, and preserving the capabilities of game-changing technologies and weapon systems. He fully recognizes the value of our P2 and data loss prevention services and solutions that span the systems’ full life-cycle,” said Rob Howe, President and CEO of System High. “We are thrilled to have him join our team to support System High’s continued growth.”

“Bob’s thought leadership, global insight, and dedication to preserving the United States’ warfighting superiority across the battle spectrum makes him an invaluable resource to System High, and he will enhance the Company’s efforts to protect national security technologies, operations, and assets,” said Jason Rigoli, Partner at Enlightenment Capital.

“Our ability to achieve and maintain our technological and operational superiority is more in jeopardy now than at any time since the end of World War II,” said Bob Work. “I have been impressed with System High’s ability to develop innovative protection solutions as a critical partner to their customers’ missions. I look forward to working with our exceptional team in support of our customers and some of our nation’s most pressing security problems.”

About System High

System High provides high-end solutions for some of the nation’s most sensitive activities and has become a leading provider and integrator of global protection and security engineering services. System High’s reputation of succeeding where others have failed is a direct result of bringing together and delivering the most innovative, critical thinking professionals to solve the most complex security challenges across both government and commercial sectors. For more information, visit

About Enlightenment Capital

Enlightenment Capital, a Washington, DC area based private investment firm, provides senior debt, mezzanine debt, and equity to middle market companies in the Aerospace, Defense & Government (ADG) sector. The firm partners with businesses that provide vital services, protect critical infrastructure, innovate cyber and data solutions, enhance decision making capabilities, engineer aerospace systems, safeguard national security, and endeavor to meet the challenges of today and tomorrow. For more information, visit