SOURCE: Markland Technologies, Inc.

December 22, 2006 12:04 ET

Markland Technologies and IntelligenceFocus Enter Into Strategic Alliance

WARWICK, RI -- (MARKET WIRE) -- December 22, 2006 -- Markland Technologies, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: MRKL), a defense and homeland security company transforming advanced laboratory technology into real-world products, and IntelligenceFocus Srl, a leading provider of dynamic intelligence management solutions, announced today that they have entered into a strategic alliance to integrate their respective technologies to bring enhanced levels of security and intelligence into the defense and homeland security marketplace.

IntelligenceFocus, an established leader in Europe for non-conventional intelligence solutions, is in the midst of a global expansion starting with the United States. Maurizio Attisani, CEO and Co-Founder, stated, "Markland's innovative technologies for defense and homeland security are a perfect complement to our own breakthrough technology which has been implemented in homeland security projects for the European Union and the Italian government. By integrating our respective technologies and best practices, we will not only be able to enhance our offering in Europe but also gain instant access to the US defense and security markets."

Markland Technologies specializes in building world-class integrated solutions for the Defense and Homeland Security marketplace. Markland has a proven track record for discovering emerging security related technologies and bringing them to market. Robert Tarini, CEO and Chairman, stated, "We see opportunity in bringing IntelligenceFocus' already proven technology to the US. Our existing customers will benefit from enhanced levels of intelligence and security and this also opens up new markets and opportunities for us."

About IntelligenceFocus

IntelligenceFocus, launched in 2003, was built on the conviction that intelligence is a key factor for businesses and individuals to compete, collaborate, survive and thrive. IntelligenceFocus' Dynamic Intelligence Management System takes live, structured and unstructured network flows and puts them to work in real time, adding immediately usable intelligence to virtually any real-life operation. Corporations and governments are using this innovative technology to address today's most pressing security issues.

About Markland Technologies

Markland Technologies, Inc. is engaged in the identification of advanced technologies currently under development in laboratories, universities and in private industry, and in the transformation of those technologies into next-generation products. Markland's solutions support military, law enforcement and homeland security personnel to protect the nation's citizens, borders and critical infrastructure assets from the threat of terrorism and other dangers. Through strategic development, Markland focuses on the creation of dual-use technology and products with applications in both the defense market and civilian homeland security and law enforcement fields. For more information about the company and its products, please visit the Markland home page at http://www.marklandtech.com.

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Investors are cautioned that certain statements contained in this press release, as well as some statements in periodic press releases and some oral statements of Markland Technologies officers and directors during presentations about Markland Technologies, are "forward-looking" statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 (the "Act"). Forward-looking statements include statements which are predictive in nature, which depend upon or refer to future events or conditions, which include words such as "expects," "anticipates," "intends," "plans," "believes," "estimates," or similar expressions. In addition, any statements concerning future financial performance (including future revenues, earnings or growth rates), ongoing business strategies or prospects, and possible future actions, which may be provided by management, are also forward-looking statements as defined by the Act. Forward-looking statements are based upon current expectations and projections about future events and are subject to risks, uncertainties, and assumptions about Markland Technologies, its products, economic and market factors and the industries in which Markland Technologies does business, among other things. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and Markland Technologies has no specific intention to update these statements. More detailed information about those factors is contained in Markland Technologies' filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. http://www.sec.gov.

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