SOURCE: ECON Corporate Services

August 08, 2005 10:39 ET

www.HomelandDefenseStocks.com Hosts Online Homeland Security Investor and Industry Conference September 21st, Participating Companies Currently Include: Aethlon Medical (OTC BB: AEMD), Law

Enforcement Associates (AMEX: AID), and Markland Technologies (OTC BB: MRKL)

POINT ROBERTS, WA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- August 8, 2005 -- www.HomelandDefenseStocks.com (HDS), an investor news portal for the homeland defense and security sector, is pleased to announce its third online Homeland Security Investor Conference to be held live on September 21, 2005 and archived thereafter. The conference format will be an audio presentation and an accompanying PowerPoint presentation featuring industry analysts and experts, as well as presenting public companies. The HDS forum creates a venue for investors and industry to determine the winners as the market moves forward. As acts of terrorism continue, the forum will gain the expert opinions of its keynote speakers and industry participants as attempts are made to answer the questions -- "Are we better prepared, and what gaps still need to be addressed?"

HDS plans to build on the previous success of their April 6th, 2005 HomelandDefenseStocks.com online conference, which was the largest online investor and industry conference in the sector, featuring six Industry speakers and fourteen Public Homeland Security Companies. Participating companies currently include: Aethlon Medical (OTC BB: AEMD), Law Enforcement Associates (AMEX: AID), and Markland Technologies (OTC BB: MRKL).

Homeland Security industry speakers include:

Mr. Brian Ruttenbur -- Equity Research Analyst, Morgan Keegan & Co. Inc (http://www.morgankeegan.com): Homeland Security Technology -- Brian Ruttenbur joined Morgan Keegan in June 2000. As Managing Director, Mr. Ruttenbur follows the homeland security technology sector. Prior to joining Morgan Keegan, he was a senior analyst with SunTrust Equitable Securities from November 1995 to May 2000. From August 1993 to March 1994, he was a staff consultant with Anderson Consulting. Mr. Ruttenbur holds a B.A. from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and a M.A.S. from the University of Montana, Missoula. He also served as a commissioned officer in the United States Air Force.

Mr. Jack Mallon -- Senior Managing Director: Mallon and Associates, Division of C.E. Unterberg, Towbin -- Publisher of leading industry financial newsletter, Mallon's Security Report http://www.mallonassociates.com

Mr. Mallon has more than 25 years of financial, legal and operational experience in the security industry. Before joining C.E. Unterberg, Towbin, he was the founder and managing director of Mallon Associates, an investment banking firm exclusively serving the Security & Crime Control Industry. The firm initiated, structured and advised on mergers & acquisitions, raised capital and performed industry research and strategic consulting services. Mr. Mallon also publishes Mallon's Security Report, a quarterly financial newsletter providing information on investment opportunities, news and commentary on important transactions, events and executives in the security industry. He was a co-founder and President of IBI Security Service, Inc. a former public company engaged in alarm, guard and armored carrier services. As a member of the bars of the states of New York and Connecticut, he also performed legal services in the industry, representing security companies in labor and securities matters. Mr. Mallon commenced his work career as a journalist and was a police and investigative reporter for the New York Daily News while attending college and law school. He received his B.S. degree from Colombia University, a LLB (law degree) from St. John's School of Law and did graduate work in securities and labor law at New York University Law School.

Forum/Conference link: http://www.investorideas.com/forums/Portals/homelanddefense3.aspx

The conference will also be advertised on the Homeland Security Web Portal TwoTigersOnline and the National Homeland Security Knowledgebase: www.NationalHomelandSecurityKnowledgebase.com, http://www.TwoTigersOnline.com/resources.html, owned by HDS, which currently averages over one million unique visitors per month.

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 sector.

Participating Public Companies:

About Aethlon Medical (OTC BB: AEMD):

Aethlon Medical is pioneering the development of viral filtration devices to treat drug and vaccine resistant pathogens. The market focus is the treatment of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), Hepatitis-C (HCV), and Biological Weapon Threats. Aethlon has an experienced management team, which receives support and guidance from globally recognized science advisors representing the infectious disease, biowarfare, and dialysis industries. Clinical Trials to treat HIV and HCV patients in India are scheduled to begin in the coming months, and U.S. clinical studies are expected to begin later this year. Aethlon is a featured company on HomelandDefenseStocks.com and BiotechIndustryStocks.com; additional details can be viewed at http://www.homelanddefensestocks.com/Companies/AethlonMedical/Default.asp. More information on Aethlon Medical and the Hemopurifier technology is available at www.aethlonmedical.com.

About Law Enforcement Associates (AMEX: AID):

Law Enforcement Associates, Inc. headquartered in Youngsville, N.C., manufactures and markets a diverse line of undercover surveillance products including a complete line of audio surveillance equipment and Homeland Security Products. LEA currently markets to the Military, law enforcement, security and corrections personnel throughout the world, as well as governmental agencies, multinational corporations and non-governmental organizations. LEA has a history of enhancing security at major events including the Summer Olympics, Democratic National Convention, Super Bowl, Winter Olympic Games and Centennial First Flight Celebration and most recently a key security element for the 2005 US Open Golf Championship. The company's technology is also used as a prevention and detection solution at military bases, nuclear facilities, embassies, government installations, oil refineries, and United Nations and NATO locations throughout the world. LEA is a featured company on HomelandDefenseStocks.com and NonlethalStocks.com; additional details can be viewed at http://www.homelanddefensestocks.com/CO/LENF/Default.asp. More information on LEA and its products is available at www.leacorp.com

About Markland Technologies (OTC BB: MRKL):

Markland Technologies, Inc. is committed to setting next-generation standards in defense and security through the provision of innovative emerging technologies and expert services. The company has an ongoing five year Omnibus contract that may provide a maximum ceiling amount of up to $80 million in fiscal year revenues for Markland. The contract has a potential value of approximately $406 million over the life of the five year contract. The Company 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.The Company is a Board Member of the Homeland Security Industries Association, and is a featured company on HomelandDefenseStocks.com; additional details can be viewed at http://www.homelanddefensestocks.com/Companies/MarklandTech. More information on Markland and its products is available at http://www.marklandtech.com.

(HDS is compensated for Featured companies on portal -- see disclaimer for details)

Additional HDS Homeland Security Web Sites:

www.NationalHomelandSecurityKnowledgebase.com: including comprehensive Homeland Security information resources, Homeland Security news, Homeland Security marketplace, directories and a collection of links on Homeland Security related topics.

www.BorderAndPortSecurity.com
www.NonlethalStocks.com
www.BiodefenseStocks.com

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Public companies that would like to present and participate please contact HomelandDefenseStocks.com. Participating companies must adhere to all SEC disclosure requirements.

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