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Markland Technologies' March 2nd NYSSA Homeland Security Industry Conference Presentation Available Online

RIDGEFIELD, Conn., Mar 4, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Markland Technologies, Inc. ( MRKL ), a defense and homeland security company transforming advanced laboratory technology into real-world products, is pleased to offer interested investors and industry access to their PowerPoint presentation from the NYSSA 2nd Annual Homeland Security Conference, which was held on Wednesday, March 2. The conference commenced with an overview of the Homeland Security Industry by Jeff Kessler, SVP, Equity Research, Lehman Brothers followed by presentations from leading and emerging public companies in the sector. Markland's President Ken Ducey presented an in-depth overview of the company's homeland security operations and recent acquisitions to a full attendance.

The presentations from all participating public companies will be made available on the http://www.nyssa.org/ site.

PowerPoint Presentation Link, NYSSA Homeland Security Industry Conference: http://www.investorideas.com/Companies/MarklandTech/ppt2/ MarklandCorporate_files/frame.htm (Due to its length, this URL may need to be copied/pasted into your Internet browser's address field. Remove the extra space if one exists.)

Safe Harbor Statement: Matters discussed in these presentations contain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.

About The NYSSA: The New York Society of Security Analysts (NYSSA) has educated and inspired investment professionals since 1937, providing them with a unique forum for the exchange of ideas and information. NYSSA's founders included Benjamin Graham, "the father of security analysis" and one of the most influential men in the history of finance. As a not-for-profit educational organization, NYSSA's twin goals are to inform and educate investors; and to advance the professional competence of investment professionals, including security analysts, portfolio managers, investment advisors, and others involved in the investment process.

Conference Background: In October of 2004, President Bush signed the 2005 Homeland Security Appropriations Act, which provides $28.9 billion in discretionary spending for the Department of Homeland Security -- $1.8 billion more than the 2004 level and a 6.6% increase over the previous year. A total of $40.7 billion will be available to the department in 2005.

Project BioShield will provide an additional $2.5 billion in 2005 for medical countermeasures against weapons of mass destruction, and improved bio-surveillance for biological agents in high-threat cities and high-value targets, such as stadiums and transit systems. With overall spending up, many public stocks in the homeland security industry are thriving.

Billions more dollars are being invested to protect the world's homes, food supply, mail service, airlines, data, and people. Some researchers anticipate that the homeland security industry will grow to more than $170 billion in 2006.

About Markland Technologies

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 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. For more information about the Company and its products, please visit the Markland home page at http://www.marklandtech.com.

Markland Technologies, Inc is a featured Company on http://www.HomelandDefenseStocks.com, a service for which Markland compensates the provider.

For full details, click here: http://www.homelanddefensestocks.com/Companies/MarklandTech/ NewsReleases.asp (Due to its length, this URL may need to be copied/pasted into your Internet browser's address field. Remove the extra space if one exists.)

SOURCE: Markland Technologies, Inc.

Markland Technologies, Inc., Ridgefield
ECON Corporate Services
Dawn Van Zant, 866-730-1151
Trevor Ruehs

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