LOS ANGELES, CA--(Marketwire - October 1, 2009) - Imperial Capital, LLC, in coordination with CapitalSource and Civitas, will host its fourth annual Homeland Security Investor Conference (HSIC) October 20-21, 2009, at The Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Washington, D.C.

HSIC will showcase over 35 key public and private companies in six critical sectors in the Homeland Security industry: Critical Infrastructure Protection, Emergency Preparedness and Response, Border Protection, CBRN, Cyber Security, and Government Services. More than 300 business leaders, government representatives and investors are expected to attend to explore new business and investment opportunities in the Homeland Security market.

"Imperial Capital continues to have a strong commitment to the Homeland Security market, a critical sector in the overall Security market and one that is vital to our national interests," said Michael McManus, Managing Director, Imperial Capital's Investment Banking Group. "We look forward to another successful year of bringing product and service organizations together with key industry and government leaders and capital providers."

HSIC will feature an overview of the Homeland Security market by John E. Mack III, Co-Head of Investment Banking, Head of Mergers & Acquisitions; and Michael McManus, both of Imperial Capital. In addition, CapitalSource's Managing Director, Bill Polk, and Civitas Group's Chief Executive Officer, David Howe, will discuss the debt markets and their impact on financing the Security industry and broader economy, as well as the trends in the macro Homeland Security market with regard to the change in Administration, federal government budget, and the economy.

In addition, HSIC will feature a panel discussion between leading experts in the cyber security market, including Dr. Sameer Bhalotra, Lead Staff Member for Cyber Security, and member of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence; Dr. W. Douglas Maughan, Program Manager, Cyber Security Research and Development, and member of the Science and Technology Directorate, Department of Homeland Security; Mark Fabro, President and Chief Security Scientist, Lofty Perch, and a leading expert on SCADA and control system cyber security and Smart Grid security; and Jeff Moss, Founder and Director of Black Hat and DEFCON.

Companies Presenting Include:

Acquisition Solutions             ICx Technologies
Adapx Inc.                        InfoZen, Inc.
Advanced Programs, Inc.           Initiate Systems
Akal Security, Inc.               Keypoint Government Solutions, Inc.
Application Security, Inc.        Kratos Defense & Security Solutions
Applied DNA Sciences              L-1 Identity Solutions
AS&E                              LaserCard Corporation
ATS Corporation                   MB Industries
BeyondTrust Software              NetWitness Corporation
Bivio Networks                    NISC (National Interest Security Company)
Command Information               Nivisys Industries, LLC
Core Security Technologies        OSI Systems, Inc.
Crossbow Technology               Reveal Imaging
Cyalume Technologies, Inc.        Safran
Digital Sandbox                   SendWordNow
DynCorp International             ShotSpotter
EADS NA                           Siga Technologies, Inc.
Endace USA Ltd.                   TeleCommunication Systems, Inc.
GlobalOptions Group               TriTech Software Systems

The Homeland Security Investor Conference is an invitation only event. For further information about the conference, please visit: http://www.hsic2009.com.

About Imperial Capital, LLC

Imperial Capital, founded in 1997, is a full-service investment banking firm with offices in Los Angeles, New York, and San Francisco. The firm currently employs over 160 professionals and offers a wide range of proprietary products and services to institutional investors, middle market companies, and private equity firms. Imperial Capital provides institutional clients research and sales and trading of high yield and distressed debt securities, bank debt, convertible bonds, preferred stocks, and equities. The firm provides middle market companies and financial sponsors with capital markets, M&A, capital structure, restructuring, and recapitalization advisory services. Imperial Capital is a member of FINRA (www.finra.org) and SIPC (www.sipc.org). For further information about Imperial Capital, please visit: www.imperialcapital.com.

About CapitalSource

CapitalSource, a leading commercial finance company in the United States, focused on the needs of middle-market borrowers. We offer senior debt in the form of loans, typically from $5 million to $100 million, and through our Security Leading Group, we provide financing to companies who protect life, property, and information.

Clients include firms providing security products and services to the residential, commercial, and government markets. Particular areas of focus include physical security products and services; security integration services; surveillance; screening; identity solutions; public safety and corrections; and the federal, state, and local homeland security and national defense marketplace. For further information, please visit: www.capitalsource.com.

About Civitas, LLC

Civitas provides strategic advisory and investment services for those operating in the homeland and national security arena. We have a successful history of supplying subject matter expertise to Federal, state, local, and select international governments, providing objective analyses of their operations and activities, and enabling proactive policy development and informed decision making.

Civitas has a proven track record of working with the private sector -- Fortune 100 firms, global technology providers, early stage companies with promising technologies, and private investment firms -- to grow their businesses, find partners and capital, and build service and technology platforms. For further information, please visit: www.civitasgroup.com.

Contact Information: For press inquiries, please contact: Anna Halloran Jacob SVP, Marketing & Communications Imperial Capital, LLC Tel: 310-246-3675 For information about HSIC, please contact: Jaclyn Contos Conference Coordinator Imperial Capital, LLC Tel: 800-261-1866