SOURCE: Homeland Security Group International

May 22, 2006 06:00 ET

Homeland Security Group International Appoints Dr. James J. Richardson, Ph.D. as Technology Advisor

DEL MAR, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 22, 2006 -- Homeland Security Group International (PINKSHEETS: HMSG) announced today that the company is pleased to welcome Dr. James Richardson, PH.D. to the Advisory Board as Technology Advisor.

Dr. Richardson has held many distinguished positions in the scientific community and has served as a consultant to large organizations including Senior Fellow at Potomac Institute for Policy Studies. Dr. Richardson, in his capacity as Technology Advisor, will be called upon from time to time to advise the company on the current state of the defense industry as applies to Defense Technology. Dr. Richardson will also be available to the company to advise them concerning advancements in design and development of new ballistic compounds and evaluations of current security programs as pertain to assessments associated with ballistic threats.

"The phenomenal expertise and experience that Dr. Richardson brings to our Technical Advisory Board will ensure that Homeland Security Group remains on the cutting edge of advancements in defense related technology matters.," commented Colonel Jeffrey A. Powers USMC (Ret) CEO of HMSG.

Dr. Richardson joins a very distinguished group of advisors on the Technical Advisory board including Lieutenant General Emil Bedard, USMC (Ret) and retired FBI Agent Ronnie J. Frigulti.

ABOUT DR. JAMES J. RICHARDSON, PH.D.

Dr. Richardson has a long and distinguished career in Security related Scientific Studies including:

-- Associate to Burdeshaw Associates Ltd., a defense industry consulting
   group

-- Senior Fellow at Potomac Institute for Policy Studies

   -- Served on a DIA Lessons Learned Panel, 21-22 June 2004

   -- Served on a SCADA Panel, 13 September 2005

   -- Surveyed industry and various governments in search of solution areas
      for improvised explosive devices Rapid Equipping Force and the Joint
      Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Task Force, 5-16 October 2005

-- Technology Advisor to Globesec Nine, an investment group

-- Presented paper and wrote chapter titled, Promoting Science and
   Technology to Serve National Security, at Science and Technology
   Policies for the Anti-Terrorism Era in Manchester, England on
   13 September 2004 (a NATO workshop sponsored by PREST)
Chief Scientist at Potomac Institute for Policy Studies (January 2003 to June 2004). Led major studies in these and other areas:
-- Led study: Transitioning the Defense Advanced Projects Agency's (DARPA)
   Technologies and Transitioning the CoABS System.  Funded by DARPA.

-- Contributions to various studies in counter-terrorism and technology
   forecasting (for private industry and foundations)

-- Led study: Shaping Science and Technology to Serve National Security,
   on impacts of science and technology on national security and how to
   improve decision processes for science-laden decisions at that level.
   Sponsored and funded by nine agencies and offices.
Vice President for Research at Potomac Institute for Policy Studies (January 1996 to January 2003). Directed research operations at the Institute. Supervised approximately twenty research personnel. Led several conferences and seminars.
-- Conducted an investigation into the efficacy of military/commercial dual
   use technologies and products In Dual Use Research.  Funded by DARPA

-- Led study: Commercialization of the International Space Station.
   Sponsored and funded by NASA.

-- Led study on shipbuilding technologies developed under the MARITECH
   program, and impacts on global competitiveness of the U.S. shipbuilding
   industry and Navy ship construction.  Sponsored and funded by DARPA.

-- Led study: A Review of the Technology Reinvestment Project.  Sponsored
   and funded by DARPA.

-- Led an investigation of the Navy's potential role in NMD" (for the
   Assistant Secretary of the Navy)

-- Led effort to forecast the impact of science on military operations in
   "Out of the Box and into the Future" (multiple sponsors).
Adjunct Research Staff Member at the Institute for Defense Analyses (IDA) (August 1994 to January 1996). Performed research and support efforts for IDA at the Technology Reinvestment Project.

Director, Land Systems Office [Senior Executive Service (SES)], Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) (1987 to 1994). Held several positions DARPA (e.g., Director of the Land Systems Office, Special Assistant to the Director of DARPA, and Scientific Advisor for the US Ambassador to the Conventional Forces in Europe treaty negotiations in Vienna, Austria). Led the development of new combat technologies, wrote and negotiated an MOU with Department of Justice (signed by the Attorney General and Deputy Secretary of Defense), represented DoD in the "Partnership for a New Generation Vehicle" (Clean Car) initiative, and directed the DARPA/Army/USMC Joint Armor Anti-Armor program chartered by the Secretary of Defense. His office performed R&D in armor and anti-armor, leading to the transition of 16 advanced products to the Army and Marine Corps featuring advanced materials, unconventional lethality and survivability technologies and hypervelocity projectiles, the first large (9MJ) electromagnetic gun and a "smart minefield."

Research Engineer to Deputy Director for Research, Development and Acquisition (SES), US Army Missile Command (1970 to 1987). Served at the U.S. Army Missile Command as Director of the Structures Directorate and Deputy to the Commanding General for Development, Engineering, and Acquisition. Formed and chaired red teams and panels that solved a number of missile failure problems and reviewed and redirected several on-going programs. He also served as Deputy Chairman of the Source Selection Advisory Committees for the Forward Area Air Defense and Javelin systems. Performed research in structural and missile flight dynamics.

Education

BSME, North Carolina State University
MSE, University of Alabama, Huntsville, AL
Ph.D (Theoretical & Applied Mechanics), University of Illinois
Taught university courses in solid mechanics, kinematics and dynamics of machinery, vibrations and mathematics; as well as continuing education courses in engineering -- Delivered lectures internationally.

Selected Recent publications

Richardson, James, et al, Dual Use Research Project Report (PIPS-96-3),
 Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, 21 July 1996
Richardson, James, et al, The International Space Station Commercialization
 Study (PIPS-97-1), Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, 20 March 97
Richardson, James, et al, MARITECH Program Impacts on Global
 Competitiveness of the U.S. Shipbuilding Industry and Navy Ship
 Construction (PIPS 98-4), Potomac Institute for Policy Studies for
 DARPA, 98.
Richardson, James, et al, Technology Reinvestment Project (TRP) Review
 Project Study Report (PIPS 99-1), Potomac Institute for Policy Studies for
 DARPA, July 99
Richardson, James and Tennyson, Stephanie, Out of the Box and into the
 Future: A National Security Forecast (PIPS-01-01), Potomac Institute for
 Policy Studies, 31 January 01
Richardson, James, et al, Transitioning DARPA Technology (PIPS-01-06),
 Published by DARPA, June 01
Richardson, James, et al, Coast Guard Research & Development: Sounding the
 Channel, Charting the Future, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies for
 US Coast Guard, March 04
Richardson, James, et al, Shaping Science and Technology to Serve National
 Security, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, 31 January 05
Richardson, James J., Promoting Science and Technology to Serve National
 Security, Proceedings of the Science and Technology Policies for the
 Anti-Terrorism Era Workshop in Manchester, England on 13 September 2004
 (a NATO workshop sponsored by PREST), Published by PREST October 05.
ABOUT HOMELAND SECURITY GROUP INTERNATIONAL

Homeland Security Group International, Inc. (HMSG),

(PINKSHEETS: HMSG) is a technology-based company with corporate headquarters in north county San Diego. HMSG's mission is to develop and commercialize technology focused on providing increased security for both civilian and military personnel throughout the world. Under the leadership of Colonel Jeffrey A. Powers, USMC (Retired), HMSG has assembled a portfolio of technology and services through alliances with established defense-related companies and through internal development that can be brought to market in a cost-efficient and timely manner. The Company has also entered into alliances with the following firms to design and market safety and security products for homeland defense and security applications.

Recon Mountaineer, LLC, (an Oceanside, CA.-based designer and manufacturer
 of military combat gear for the United States Armed Forces).
GPS World Supply for the sale and distribution of GPS units with exclusive
 Iraq and Afghanistan databases.
FED-COMM for the sales and marketing of Anti-IED technology and
 communication products.
Protective Enterprises, LLC for the development, marketing and sales of
 lightweight ballistic armor products.
Guardian Solutions Inc. for the maketing and sales of sophisticated
 surveillance system software.
This press release contains forward-looking statements pursuant to the "safe harbor" provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements include risks and uncertainties that may cause the company's plans to change and are in no way intended to guarantee that the company will be successful in executing its plans. HMSG's common stock currently trades on the over-the-counter "Pink Sheets" under the symbol "HMSG." This press release in no way constitutes any recommendation regarding the securities of HMSG or its affiliates. Any person reading this press release is advised that this release should be considered in light of all facts and circumstances regarding the business and financial condition and prospects of HMSG, and no inference is made in this release contains all such information.

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