Chantilly, VA. (July 6, 2021) – System High Corporation has promoted Mr. Karl Borden to Vice President of Science and Technology (S&T) Protection. In this role, Mr. Borden is responsible for enhancing employee and customer relations, exceeding contract performance, and introducing innovation critical to sustaining our customer’s vital missions across the entire S&T community. With more than 25 years of security experience starting as a Navy Special Access Program (SAP) Program Security Officer, he provides technical and leadership expertise that has been proven in the most complex and challenging security environments. 

“We are proud to recognize Karl for his years of hard work and commitment to our customers with this well-earned promotion,” Chief Operating Officer Sarah Lord said. “His decades of experience mastering multiple security disciplines has enabled him to mentor numerous next-generation security professionals and overall, help System High maximize our impact to preserving National Security.”

Mr. Borden joined System High in 2016 and has progressively held positions of increased responsibilities to include Director of Legacy and Emerging Programs, Director of Security and Infrastructure, and Program Manager at DARPA. Prior to joining System High, he served as the Director of the Army SAPCO, where he was instrumental in transforming the Army SAP and Sensitive Activity Oversight community into the Army Special Program Directorate. In this position, Mr. Borden was a valuable member of the Department of Defense SAPCO Director Oversight Committee and assisted in the development, coordination, and implementation of SAP Policy and horizontal security protection methodologies that fostered reciprocity across the Federal Government and industrial security communities.   

About System High Corporation
System High Corporation 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 flexible capital and strategic support 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

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