SOURCE: Homeland Security Group International

July 11, 2007 06:00 ET

Homeland Security Group International to Participate in Operation Golden Phoenix Multi-State Disaster Response Training Evolution

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - July 11, 2007) - Homeland Security Group International (PINKSHEETS: HMSG) today announced its participation in Operation Golden Phoenix, a collaborative civil-military training evolution meant to address select disaster relief protocols and demonstrate military cooperation and communication capabilities. This unprecedented training event is designed to assess the synergy of tactical civil/military interactions while providing the unique opportunity to witness disaster relief request/approval process from inception to execution.

Hosted by the lead agencies Los Angeles Police Department, Los Angeles Fire Department and United States Marine Corps Marine Air Group 46, the training evolution will take place in Los Angeles, California and Phoenix, Arizona during August 16-26. Golden Phoenix will field test effective means of delivering life-saving humanitarian relief and rapidly deployable communications systems in the wake of major disasters.

The core site for Operation Golden Phoenix will be the operations center at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. The demonstration will assume the context of a major earthquake in the Southern California region, which is further complicated by a wave of cyber-attacks inflicted by terrorists that cripple critical local infrastructure and systems. Golden Phoenix team members will conduct field trials and demonstrations of solutions that address specific humanitarian relief challenges -- both technical and social -- that were not adequately mitigated in prior actual disaster relief efforts.

Throughout the exercise Homeland Security Group will man a 24 hour mobile command post consisting of satellite internet and cellular communications, interoperable tactical communication systems, portable and mobile stand-alone cellular sites, physical security coordination and logistical support and disaster response command and control.

"It is important that we participate in this evolution to demonstrate our ability to work side by side with civilian and military organizations during a real-world event," commented 1stSgt Mark Wilson USMC (ret), COO of HMSG. "The tools we bring to this scenario consist of cutting-edge technologies geared toward disaster response. We will also share lessons learned from our experience during disaster relief efforts in the wake of hurricanes Katrina, Rita and Wilma,"

The following companies will fall under the Homeland Security Group umbrella for this training evolution: SmartCuff, IntellaQue, CamLite, MobID, videoNEXT, XO Armor. FedCommUSA, Protective Solutions Inc.

ABOUT HOMELAND SECURITY GROUP INTERNATIONAL

Homeland Security Group International (PINKSHEETS: HMSG), is a technology-based corporation based in north county San Diego. HMSG's mission is the development and commercialization of 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 is being brought to market in a cost-efficient and timely manner. The Company has an alliance with Recon Mountaineer, LLC, (an Oceanside, Calif.-based designer and manufacturer of military combat gear for the United States Armed Forces). The company has partnered with leading security firms to design and market surveillance systems for homeland defense security applications.

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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