Tracking Trends in Spending and Technology. Additions Include: Terrorism Analyst Roger Cressey.

[ClickPress, Thu Mar 03 2005] POINT ROBERTS, Wash.; March 03, 2005 - (HDS), an investor news portal for the homeland defense and security sector, is pleased to provide an update for investors and industry regarding the second HDS online Homeland Security Investor Conference, to be held April 6, 2005. The conference format will be an audio and accompanying PowerPoint presentation, featuring industry analysts and experts and presenting public companies. As the war on terrorism continues to dominate the news, investors and industry can utilize the HDS in-depth forum to determine how trends in spending and technology will address future security issues. Recent additions to the speaker’s panel include Roger W. Cressey advisor to clients on homeland security, cyber security and counterterrorism issues. He is currently an on-air counterterrorism analyst for NBC News.

This online conference – the second for HDS - is anticipated to be the most-visited online homeland security investment conference to date, with, the largest online military destination site, and acting as media sponsors. The conference will also be advertised on the Homeland Security Web Portal and the National Homeland Security Knowledgebase, both recently acquired by HDS, and which currently average over 900,000 unique visitors per month.

Homeland Security industry speakers include: Roger W. Cressey President of Good Harbor; Mr. Jack Mallon Mallon and Associates; Brian Ruttenbur Equity Research Analyst - Morgan Keegan & Co. Inc.; Scott Sacknoff, President, The Spade Defense Index®; Dr. R. Soundararajan President, Hanford Nuclear Services.

A growing list of participating public companies currently includes: Aethlon Medical, Inc. (OTCBB: AEMD), CombiMatrix (CBMX), Electronic Sensor Technology (OTCBB: ESNR), FaceKey(tm) Corporation (OTC.PK: FEKY), Global Matrechs, Inc (OTCBB: GMTH), Hawk Protection Systems, Inc. (OTC.PK: HWPR), Law Enforcement Associates (OTCBB: LENF), Markland Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB: MRKL), OnScreen Technology, Inc. (OTCBB: ONSC), and Technest Holdings Inc (OTCBB: THNS).

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The HDS website does not make recommendations, but offers a unique free information portal to research news, exclusive articles, interviews, investor conferences and a growing list of participating public companies in the defense sector.

Presenting Industry Experts and Public Companies.
Participating Public Companies:

Aethlon Medical, Inc. (OTCBB: AEMD) (Corporate Profile, News and Info) is pioneering the development of viral filtration devices that rapidly reduce the presence of infectious disease and toxins in the body. Aethlon has published compelling human blood studies of the Hemopurifier(TM) to treat HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis-C (HCV), and most recently, has announced that it is developing pathogen filtration devices to treat infectious agents used in biological warfare and terrorism.

CombiMatrix (CBMX) has developed a core technology that is comprised of a semiconductor chip that enables the execution of multiple, independent nano scale chemical experiments in parallel. CBMX Homeland Security - On March 8, 2004, CombiMatrix was awarded a $5.9 contract from the U.S. Department of Defense for the continued development of its highly sensitive, flexible, and cost-effective systems for the detection of biological warfare agents. On July 22, 2004, CombiMatrix was awarded an additional $2.3 million for continued development of its biowarfare detection technology.

Electronic Sensor Technology (OTCBB: ESNR) (Corporate Profile, News and Info) Founded in 1995, Electronic Sensor Technology has developed and patented a breakthrough chemical vapor analysis process. The company's product line is positioned to eliminate key vulnerabilities in the homeland security market, specifically in commercial building HV A C security, maritime port security, airport security, and border security.

FaceKey(tm) Corporation (OTC.PK: FEKY) (Corporate Profile, News and Info) is the developer of a new generation of access control and time and attendance products. These products utilize the newest biometric technologies, fingerprint and face recognition, and where appropriate combines the biometric technologies with the best of the traditional card based technologies. All the products are designed to be compatible with the existing computer networks common in business today.

Global Matrechs, Inc. (OTCBB: GMTH) (Corporate Profile, News and Info) is a licensed technologies business with emerging technologies for nuclear energy storage and containment, Homeland Security, environmental and chemical industries. EKOR(tm), the primary technology, is a silicon-based geocomposite radiation resistant coating/foam used to contain radioactive materials.

Hawk Protection Systems, Inc. (OTC.PK: HWPR) (Corporate Profile, News and Info) is in the business of researching, developing, and engineering a wide range of security products and systems that are intended for use by government, military, and law enforcement agencies worldwide, as well as commercial security professionals. Business activities include: Explosives Detection, Contraband Detection, Chemical Detection, Mobile Surveillance Systems, Defense Engineering, Defense Consulting, Laser Technologies, Model Simulation, and Sales Representation.

Law Enforcement Associates (OTCBB: LENF) (Corporate Profile, News and Info) manufactures and markets a diverse line of undercover surveillance products including a complete line of audio surveillance equipment and a new less lethal technology for the Military, law enforcement, security and corrections personnel throughout the world.

Markland Technologies, Inc. (OTCBB: MRKL) (Corporate Profile, News and Info) has four business segments, which address the needs of the Homeland Security marketplace: Chemical Detectors, Border Security, Advanced Technologies and Sensing Technologies for the U.S. Army, the U.S. Navy, the Department of Homeland Security, and various other U.S. Intelligence agencies.

OnScreen Technology, Inc. (OTCBB: ONSC) (Corporate Profile, News and Info) Developing next-generation portable LED video displays utilizing a revolutionary patent-pending architecture that enables rapid signage and visual communication during catastrophic events. and

Technest Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB: THNS) (Corporate Profile, News and Info) - Majority owned by Markland Technolgies (OTCBB: MRKL). Markland Technologies, Inc. announced on February 14, 2005 that it had completed a multi part transaction which included the purchase of majority ownership of Technest Holdings, Inc., and the subsequent purchase by Technest Holdings, Inc. of all of the stock of Maryland based Genex Technologies, Inc. (Genex). Genex revenues derive principally from 20 ongoing contracts to supply imaging and surveillance sensor technology to a wide array of government customers. Genex had revenues for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2004 of approximately $5.5M.

Industry Speakers: (more details:

Industry Speakers:

Roger W. Cressey, President of Good Harbor, served in senior cyber security and counterterrorism positions in the Clinton and Bush Administrations. He is a NBC News consultant and has been a crisis manager in Africa, the Middle East, and the Balkans.

Mr. Jack Mallon, Mallon and Associates, Division of C.E. Unterberg, Towbin - Publisher of leading industry financial newsletter, Mallon's Security Report

Brian Ruttenbur, Equity Research Analyst, Morgan Keegan & Co. Inc ( Homeland Security Technology

Scott Sacknoff, President SPADE Defense Index. The Spade Defense Index® (AMEX: DXS) is a modified capitalization-weighted index comprised of publicly traded companies that benchmarks the performance of companies involved with the defense, homeland security, and space marketplace.

The SPADE Defense Index has been developed to be used by investors, financial professionals, trade analysts, and media as a benchmark for publicly traded stocks involved in these business sectors. The Index can be used as the basis for a range of financial instruments including options and other derivatives, exchange traded funds, and conventional mutual funds.

Dr. R. Soundararajan - President, Hanford Nuclear Services, Inc. RMC Environmental and Analytical Laboratories

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