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|GlobalOptions Group Launches Two New CSI Tools to Improve Efficiency and Accuracy of Evidence Collection and Data Processing at Crime Scenes|
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 4, 2007--GlobalOptions Group, Inc. (OTCBB: GOPG), a leading provider of domestic and international risk management services, today announced the launch of the BodEpen System(TM) and The Bode Crime Scene Collector(TM). Developed by Bode Technology, a unit of GlobalOptions Group, these two new crime scene investigation tools are designed to improve the efficiency and accuracy of evidence and data collection at crime scenes. Both devices seamlessly integrate with the newest technologies to process evidence and simplify the steps during the chain-of-custody from the crime scene through processing, to archiving.
"With the launch of these new products, GlobalOptions Group is entering the next generation of crime scene investigation tools," said Howard Safir, CEO of Bode Technology, a unit of GlobalOptions Group. "Bode Technology is clearly leading the way in the field."
The BodEpen System(TM) is a digital pen that can be used with a pad and paper like any common pen. However, it also has the ability to simultaneously capture and store information digitally, as it is written; therefore, a hard copy on paper and an identical digitized copy are produced. The pen stores up to 1 MB of digital data until the user places it onto a cradle which downloads it to a computer. The BodEpen System(TM) eliminates the need to transcribe information onto computers - a time consuming step with the potential for error - and automatically logs each entry with the date, time, page and the pen's serial number.
Collecting and processing DNA samples have become valuable tools in apprehending and prosecuting criminals. Most investigations require a large number of swabs to be collected at crime scenes, and various manipulations to collect and package the evidence. In order to reduce the possibility of contaminating the DNA evidence, the collection process must be simple to perform. The Bode Crime Scene Collector(TM) is pre-labeled and designed for easy packaging to reduce the number of manipulations performed and minimize the chances of evidence contamination. The Bode Crime Scene Collector(TM) also allows for automated processing so the swabs are handled more efficiently.
"Crime scene data and DNA collection are two of the most important sources of information used in solving crimes. Bode Technology understands this and created the BodEpen System(TM) and the Crime Scene Collector(TM) to improve case-flow and streamline the crime scene process while preserving the quality of information collected," said Dr. Harvey Schiller, CEO of GlobalOptions Group.
About GlobalOptions Group, Inc.
GlobalOptions Group, with headquarters in New York City and offices in 16 cities, is a provider of high-end risk assessment and mitigation services to Fortune 1000 corporations, governmental organizations and high-profile individuals throughout the world. GlobalOptions Group's services currently include risk management and security, investigations and litigation support, and crisis management. These engagements take GlobalOptions Group staff around the world and are typically highly-sensitive engagements where GlobalOptions Group is interacting with senior leaders in corporations and governments. Its overall mission is to identify, evaluate, assess, prevent and correct issues that may threaten people, organizations or strategic initiatives for corporations or governments. Additional information can be found at www.globaloptions.com
About Bode Technology Group
The Bode Technology Group is a leader in providing forensic DNA analysis, highly advanced and proprietary DNA collection products, crime scene investigation tools and research services to law enforcement agencies, federal and state governments, crime laboratories and disaster management organizations throughout the United States and around the world. Operating one of the most internationally respected private DNA laboratories, Bode's forensic DNA experts have assisted in identifying victims of war, terrorism, crime and natural disasters, including the attack on the World Trade Center, the war in Bosnia and the remains of U.S. soldiers dating back to the Vietnam War. Most recently, Bode played an integral role in identifying victims of the tsunami in Thailand. In the United States, Bode's casework teams and convicted offender databanking system continue to help law enforcement further the cause of justice by identifying thousands of criminals, while assisting in obtaining the freedom of those proven by DNA testing to be innocent. Based in a suburb of Washington, D.C., Bode employs more than 100 scientists and professionals who develop and use state-of-the-art technology to achieve its mission of becoming the most trusted provider of forensic analysis in the world.
Founded in 2001, SafirRosetti is a leading security, investigative and intelligence firm that provides corporate, legal, financial industry and government clients with security, investigative, forensic, business intelligence, crisis management, and related services on a worldwide basis. The company is led by former New York City Police Commissioner and New York City Fire Commissioner Howard Safir, and Joseph Rosetti, the former Worldwide Director of Security of IBM and Vice Chairman of Kroll Associates. SafirRosetti provides consulting solutions for clients in the following areas: Physical Security Assessment, System Design, Engineering and Implementation, Crisis Management, Litigation Support, Due Diligence, Forensic Accounting, Computer Forensics, Business Intelligence, Executive and Personal Protection, Loss Prevention, and Trade Secrets and Intellectual Property. www.safirrosetti.com
Statements in this press release regarding the company's business that are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements" that involve risks and uncertainties. The company wishes to caution readers not to place undue reliance on such forward-looking statements, which statements are made pursuant to the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1994, and as such, speak only as of the date made. To the extent the content of this press release includes forward-looking statements, they involve various risks and uncertainties including the successful integration of the acquired businesses, projected financial information, and the continued successful implementation of the company's business strategy.
Certain of these risks and uncertainties will be described in greater detail in GlobalOptions Group's filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. GlobalOptions Group is under no obligation to (and expressly disclaims any such obligation to) update or alter its forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
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