Homeland Security Investor Conference Highlights Opportunities

WASHINGTON, D.C., Nov. 21, 2006— Three leading companies in the investment banking, commercial finance and strategic consulting markets have launched the Homeland Security Investor Conference, a private, invitation only event showcasing the most attractive investment opportunities in today’s booming Security & Defense industry.

The Homeland Security Investor Conference, to be held Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2006 at the Ritz-Carlton in Washington, D.C., is a forum for premier, middle-market companies to present their business products and services to Large Global Security Companies, Investors and Private Equity Groups, and Prime Government Security & Defense Contractors, for the purpose of exploring new business and investment opportunities, and to network with key players within the Homeland Security industry.

CapitalSource, Civitas Group and USBX Advisory Services – each a leader in their respective finance, strategic consulting and investment banking markets – established this conference to provide investors a first look at new investment opportunities from companies developing in-demand products and services in the Security and Defense industry. The conference also gives government agencies insight into new technology and business solutions.

“Today’s unprecedented opportunities in the homeland security industry make the Homeland Security Investor Conference an essential tool for investors in this space,” said Penrose "Parney" Albright, Managing Director of Civitas Group and Keynote Speaker at the Homeland Security Investor Conference. “The combined strengths and experiences of USBX, CapitalSource and Civitas Group in the security and homeland defense markets uniquely positions this conference to both traditional security players targeting homeland security dollars as well as technology innovators breaking into the market.”

Albright most recently served as the Assistant Secretary of Homeland Security for Science and Technology where he was responsible for developing the multi-year strategy, planning guidance programs and budget for the Science and Technology Directorate.

The Homeland Security Investor Conference is structured with a unique format of 30-minute presentations by CEO’s of companies that fall within six sectors in the homeland security market. Those markets include: Port Security & Border Control, Intelligence & Data Management, Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction, Disaster Preparedness & Response, Critical Infrastructure Protection and Identity Solutions. Presenters include, among others, ObjectVideo, RAE Systems, SYS Technologies Allied Defense, Imaging Systems, L1 Identity and many other companies that are considered leaders in their field of expertise.

The Homeland Security Investor Conference is sponsored by Patton Boggs, attorneys at law, Homeland Security Daily Wire, and SIA (Security Industry Association).

For more information, visit www.hsiconference.com.