EFJ, Inc.'s 3eTI Subsidiary Receives $2.7 Million Order From Department of Defense

IRVING, Texas, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- EFJ, Inc. (Nasdaq: EFJI) announced today that its 3e Technologies International (3eTI) subsidiary has received a purchase order for $2.7 million from a U.S. Department of Defense customer to provide secure wireless communications for military bases. The order includes 3eTI equipment and software packaged as kits to help emergency response teams quickly and easily establish networked capabilities during natural disasters and homeland security events.

"Rapidly deployable wireless equipment is essential when the unexpected happens," said Michael E. Jalbert, chairman and chief executive officer of EFJ, Inc. "The rapidly deployable kits utilize 3eTI commercial off-the-shelf products which are field proven, affordable and highly secure and we are pleased to be able to offer a solution that will enhance the capabilities our military emergency responders. This type of solution can also be replicated cost-effectively for any of the nation's government agencies or military branches, and similar kits could be used by friendly militaries throughout the world."

The emergency response kits are a tactical broadband solution that provides personnel the ability to access critical data and make informed decisions in the event a temporary network is needed. FIPS 140-2 Validation ensures tested and certified security that protects vital and confidential information from unwanted eavesdroppers.

About 3e Technologies International

As part of EFJ, Inc.'s Secured Communications Division, 3eTI is a leading provider of FIPS 140-2 Validated WLAN products, including security and management server, mesh networking, supplicant and WLAN client devices. It offers wireless-enabled solutions for RFID, video surveillance, remote sensors, and location-based, context-aware telematics. 3eTI serves government, industrial and commercial users worldwide. For more information, visit http://www.3eti.com.

About EFJ, Inc.

EFJ, Inc. is the Irving, Texas-based technology parent company to 3e Technologies International, EFJohnson Company, and Transcrypt International, providing industry-leading secure wireless and private wireless solutions for homeland security, first responders, business and industrial customers around the world. EFJ, Inc. is a leading provider of FIPS validated wireless data infrastructure and software with interoperable security; one of the first developers of Project 25 mobile communications products and solutions; and is a leader in secure solutions to protect sensitive voice communications. For more information, visit http://www.efji.com.

Safe Harbor

Certain matters discussed in this press release constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause the actual results, performance or achievements to differ materially from those expressed, suggested or implied by the forward-looking statements due to a number of risk factors including, but not limited to the ability of encryption technology to safeguard data, the adoption by government users of FIPS 140-2 Validated cryptographic software, reliance on sub-contractors for kit packaging, the timely procurement of necessary manufacturing components, dependence on continued funding of governmental agency programs, general economic and business conditions, and other risks detailed in EFJ's reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including its Annual Report on Form 10-K for the period ended December 31, 2006 and in the company's subsequent filings with the SEC. These forward-looking statements are made as of the date of this press release and EFJ undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise. Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements.